Business Dynamics: Systems Thinking and Modeling for a Complex World with CD-ROM

Author: John Sterman

Publisher: McGraw-Hill Education

ISBN: 9780072389159

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 982

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Today’s leading authority on the subject of this text is the author, MIT Standish Professor of Management and Director of the System Dynamics Group, John D. Sterman. Sterman’s objective is to explain, in a true textbook format, what system dynamics is, and how it can be successfully applied to solve business and organizational problems. System dynamics is both a currently utilized approach to organizational problem solving at the professional level, and a field of study in business, engineering, and social and physical sciences.

Strategic Modelling and Business Dynamics

A feedback systems approach

Author: John D. W. Morecroft

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 111884470X

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 504

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Insightful modelling of dynamic systems for better business strategy The business environment is constantly changing and organisations need the ability to rehearse alternative futures. By mimicking the interlocking operations of firms and industries, modelling serves as a ‘dry run’ for testing ideas, anticipating consequences, avoiding strategic pitfalls and improving future performance. Strategic Modelling and Business Dynamics is an essential guide to credible models; helping you to understand modelling as a creative process for distilling and communicating those factors that drive business success and sustainability. Written by an internationally regarded authority, the book covers all stages of model building, from conceptual to analytical. The book demonstrates a range of in-depth practical examples that vividly illustrate important or puzzling dynamics in firm operations, strategy, public policy, and everyday life. This updated new edition also offers a rich Learners' website with models, articles and videos, as well as a separate Instructors' website resource, with lecture slides and other course materials (see Related Websites/Extra section below). Together the book and websites deliver a powerful package of blended learning materials that: Introduce the system dynamics approach of modelling strategic problems in business and society Include industry examples and public sector applications with interactive simulators and contemporary visual modelling software Provide the latest state-of-the-art thinking, concepts and techniques for systems modelling The comprehensive Learners' website features models, microworlds, journal articles and videos. Easy-to-use simulators enable readers to experience dynamic complexity in business and society. Like would-be CEOs, readers can re-design operations and then re-simulate in the quest for well-coordinated strategy and better performance. The simulators include a baffling hotel shower, a start-up low-cost airline, an international radio broadcaster, a diversifying tyre maker, commercial fisheries and the global oil industry. "Much more than an introduction, John Morecroft’s Strategic Modelling and Business Dynamics uses interactive ‘mini-simulators and microworlds’ to create an engaging and effective learning environment in which readers, whatever their background, can develop their intuition about complex dynamic systems." John Sterman, Jay W. Forrester Professor of Management, MIT Sloan School of Management "Illustrated by examples from everyday life, business and policy, John Morecroft expertly demonstrates how systems thinking aided by system dynamics can improve our understanding of the world around us." Stewart Robinson, Associate Dean Research, President of the Operational Research Society, Professor of Management Science, School of Business and Economics, Loughborough University

Analytical Methods for Dynamic Modelers

Author: Hazhir Rahmandad,Rogelio Oliva,Nathaniel D. Osgood,George Richardson

Publisher: MIT Press

ISBN: 0262331438

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 448

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Simulation modeling is increasingly integrated into research and policy analysis of complex sociotechnical systems in a variety of domains. Model-based analysis and policy design inform a range of applications in fields from economics to engineering to health care. This book offers a hands-on introduction to key analytical methods for dynamic modeling. Bringing together tools and methodologies from fields as diverse as computational statistics, econometrics, and operations research in a single text, the book can be used for graduate-level courses and as a reference for dynamic modelers who want to expand their methodological toolbox.The focus is on quantitative techniques for use by dynamic modelers during model construction and analysis, and the material presented is accessible to readers with a background in college-level calculus and statistics. Each chapter describes a key method, presenting an introduction that emphasizes the basic intuition behind each method, tutorial style examples, references to key literature, and exercises. The chapter authors are all experts in the tools and methods they present. The book covers estimation of model parameters using quantitative data; understanding the links between model structure and its behavior; and decision support and optimization. An online appendix offers computer code for applications, models, and solutions to exercises.ContributorsWenyi An, Edward G. Anderson Jr., Yaman Barlas, Nishesh Chalise, Robert Eberlein, Hamed Ghoddusi, Winfried Grassmann, Peter S. Hovmand, Mohammad S. Jalali, Nitin Joglekar, David Keith, Juxin Liu, Erling Moxnes, Rogelio Oliva, Nathaniel D. Osgood, Hazhir Rahmandad, Raymond Spiteri, John Sterman, Jeroen Struben, Burcu Tan, Karen Yee, Gönenç Yücel

Microsoft Dynamics 365 For Dummies

Author: Renato Bellu

Publisher: For Dummies

ISBN: 111950886X

Category: Computers

Page: 384

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Accelerate your digital transformation and break down silos with Microsoft Dynamics 365 It’s no secret that running a business involves several complex parts like managing staff, financials, marketing, and operations—just to name a few. That’s where Microsoft Dynamics 365, the most profitable business management tool, comes in. In Microsoft Dynamics 365 For Dummies, you’ll learn the aspects of the program and each of its applications from Customer Service to Financial Management. With expert author Renato Bellu’s clear instructions and helpful tips, you’ll be managing to your fullest advantage before you know it. Let’s get started! Digitally transform your business by connecting CRM and ERP Use data to make decisions across all business functions Integrate Dynamics 365 with Office 365 and LinkedIn Manage financials and operations Are you running a dynamic business? This book shows you how!

Seeing the Forest for the Trees

A Manager's Guide to Applying Systems Thinking

Author: Dennis Sherwood

Publisher: Nicholas Brealey International

ISBN: 1857884973

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 368

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How to use Systems Thinking to improve your business.

System Dynamics Modeling with R

Author: Jim Duggan

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 3319340433

Category: Computers

Page: 176

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This new interdisciplinary work presents system dynamics as a powerful approach to enable analysts build simulation models of social systems, with a view toward enhancing decision making. Grounded in the feedback perspective of complex systems, the book provides a practical introduction to system dynamics, and covers key concepts such as stocks, flows, and feedback. Societal challenges such as predicting the impact of an emerging infectious disease, estimating population growth, and assessing the capacity of health services to cope with demographic change can all benefit from the application of computer simulation. This text explains important building blocks of the system dynamics approach, including material delays, stock management heuristics, and how to model effects between different systemic elements. Models from epidemiology, health systems, and economics are presented to illuminate important ideas, and the R programming language is used to provide an open-source and interoperable way to build system dynamics models. System Dynamics Modeling with R also describes hands-on techniques that can enhance client confidence in system dynamic models, including model testing, model analysis, and calibration. Developed from the author’s course in system dynamics, this book is written for undergraduate and postgraduate students of management, operations research, computer science, and applied mathematics. Its focus is on the fundamental building blocks of system dynamics models, and its choice of R as a modeling language make it an ideal reference text for those wishing to integrate system dynamics modeling with related data analytic methods and techniques.

Remember Everything You Read

The Evelyn Wood 7 Day Speed Reading and Learning Program

Author: Dr. Stanley D. Frank

Publisher: Crown

ISBN: 0307820440

Category: Self-Help

Page: 212

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Learn how to read more quickly--and absorb more of of the information you are reading--with Remember Everything You Read. For the first time the secrets that have made the completely revised Evelyn Wood learning program so effective and popular are revealed. Remember Everything You Read not only teaches you how to increase your reading speed--all the while improving your comprehension--it also features tips and tricks to improve your study habits, more effectively take notes, and write papers, among others. It will become an invaluable resource for students, parents, teachers, and anyone looking to read--and comprehend--in a faster, more efficient manner.

Human Dynamics

A New Framework for Understanding People and Realizing the Potential in Our Organizations

Author: Sandra Seagal,David Horne

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781883823078

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 335

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Designing the Customer-Centric Organization

A Guide to Strategy, Structure, and Process

Author: Jay R. Galbraith

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 1118046862

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 208

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Designing the Customer-Centric Organization offers todayâ??s business leaders a comprehensive customer-centric organizational model that clearly shows how to put in place an infrastructure that is organized around the demands of the customer. Written by Jay Galbraith (the foremost expert in the field of organizational design), this important book includes a tool that will help determine how customer-centric an organization is- light-level, medium-level, complete-level, or high-level- and it shows how to ascertain the appropriate level for a particular institution. Once the groundwork has been established, the author offers guidance for the process of implementing a customer-centric system throughout an organization. Designing the Customer-Centric Organization includes vital information about structure, management processes, reward and management systems, and people practices.

Solar System Dynamics

Author: Carl D. Murray,Stanley F. Dermott

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 1139936158

Category: Science

Page: N.A

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The Solar System is a complex and fascinating dynamical system. This is the first textbook to describe comprehensively the dynamical features of the Solar System and to provide students with all the mathematical tools and physical models they need to understand how it works. It is a benchmark publication in the field of planetary dynamics and destined to become a classic. Clearly written and well illustrated, Solar System Dynamics shows how a basic knowledge of the two- and three-body problems and perturbation theory can be combined to understand features as diverse as the tidal heating of Jupiter's moon Io, the origin of the Kirkwood gaps in the asteroid belt, and the radial structure of Saturn's rings. Problems at the end of each chapter and a free Internet Mathematica® software package are provided. Solar System Dynamics provides an authoritative textbook for courses on planetary dynamics and celestial mechanics. It also equips students with the mathematical tools to tackle broader courses on dynamics, dynamical systems, applications of chaos theory and non-linear dynamics.

Let's Explore Diabetes with Owls

Author: David Sedaris

Publisher: Little, Brown

ISBN: 0316125687

Category: Humor

Page: 288

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A guy walks into a bar car and... From here the story could take many turns. When this guy is David Sedaris, the possibilities are endless, but the result is always the same: he will both delight you with twists of humor and intelligence and leave you deeply moved. Sedaris remembers his father's dinnertime attire (shirtsleeves and underpants), his first colonoscopy (remarkably pleasant), and the time he considered buying the skeleton of a murdered Pygmy. With Let's Explore Diabetes with Owls, David Sedaris shows once again why his work has been called "hilarious, elegant, and surprisingly moving" (Washington Post).

Implementing Microsoft Dynamics NAV

Author: Alex Chow

Publisher: Packt Publishing Ltd

ISBN: 1784394823

Category: Computers

Page: 492

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Explore the capabilities of Dynamics NAV 2016 and discover all you need to implement it About This Book Learn the key roles of your Dynamics NAV partner and the roles within your customer's organization Create configuration packages and perform data migration on your own Find out how to troubleshoot your problems effectively with your Dynamics NAV partner Who This Book Is For This book is for Dynamics NAV partners and end users who want to know everything about Dynamics NAV implementations. It is aimed at those who want to be project managers or get involved with Dynamics NAV, but do not have the expertise to write code themselves. What You Will Learn Study the roles within a Dynamics NAV partner and within a customer's company Create reusable data migration packages Work with the debugger to pinpoint error messages Get to grips with the key tables used in data reporting and analysis Successfully upgrade your installation to the latest version Manage and expand your existing installation with additional functionalities Explore the free third-party add-ons that can leverage your existing installation In Detail Microsoft Dynamics NAV 2016 is an Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) application used in all kinds of organizations around the world. It provides a great variety of functionality out-of-the-box in different topics such as accounting, sales, purchase processing, logistics, or manufacturing. It also allows companies to grow the application by customizing the solution to meet specific requirements. This book is a hands-on tutorial on working with a real Dynamics NAV implementation. You will learn about the team from your Microsoft Dynamics NAV partner as well as the team within the customer's company. This book provides an insight into the different tools available to migrate data from the client's legacy system into Microsoft Dynamics NAV. If you are already live with Microsoft Dynamics NAV, this books talks about upgrades and what to expect from them. We'll also show you how to implement additional or expanding functionalities within your existing Microsoft Dynamics NAV installation, perform data analysis, debug error messages, and implement free third-party add-ons to your existing installation. This book will empower you with all the skills and knowledge you need for a successful implementation. Style and approach This book is step-by-step guide to implementing Dynamics NAV from start to finish.

Sing You Home

A Novel

Author: Jodi Picoult

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 9781439149713

Category: Fiction

Page: 480

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Every life has a soundtrack. All you have to do is listen. Music has set the tone for most of Zoe Baxter’s life. There’s the melody that reminds her of the summer she spent rubbing baby oil on her stomach in pursuit of the perfect tan. A dance beat that makes her think of using a fake ID to slip into a nightclub. A dirge that marked the years she spent trying to get pregnant. For better or for worse, music is the language of memory. It is also the language of love. In the aftermath of a series of personal tragedies, Zoe throws herself into her career as a music therapist. When an unexpected friendship slowly blossoms into love, she makes plans for a new life, but to her shock and inevitable rage, some people—even those she loves and trusts most—don’t want that to happen. Sing You Home is about identity, love, marriage, and parenthood. It’s about people wanting to do the right thing for the greater good, even as they work to fulfill their own personal desires and dreams. And it’s about what happens when the outside world brutally calls into question the very thing closest to our hearts: family. INCLUDES MP3S OF ORIGINAL SONGS Music by Ellen Wilber Lyrics by Jodi Picoult All songs performed by Ellen Wilber

Understanding Business Dynamics:

An Integrated Data System for America's Future

Author: Panel on Measuring Business Formation, Dynamics, and Performance,Committee on National Statistics,Division of Behavioral and Social Sciences and Education,National Research Council

Publisher: National Academies Press

ISBN: 0309104920

Category: Social Science

Page: 200

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The U.S. economy is highly dynamic: businesses open and close, workers switch jobs and start new enterprises, and innovative technologies redefine the workplace and enhance productivity. With globalization markets have also become more interconnected. Measuring business activity in this rapidly evolving environment increasingly requires tracking complex interactions among firms, establishments, employers, and employees. Understanding Business Dynamics presents strategies for improving the accuracy, timeliness, coverage, and integration of data that are used in constructing aggregate economic statistics, as well as in microlevel analyses of topics ranging from job creation and destruction and firm entry and exit to innovation and productivity. This book offers recommendations that could be enacted by federal statistical agencies to modernize the measurement of business dynamics, particularly the production of information on small and young firms that can have a disproportionately large impact in rapidly expanding economic sectors. It also outlines the need for effective coordination of existing survey and administrative data sources, which is essential to improving the depth and coverage of business data.

Marketing Dynamics

Author: Brenda Clark,Cynthia Gendall Basteri,Jennie Sobel,Chris Gassen,Michelle Walker

Publisher: Goodheart-Willcox Pub

ISBN: 9781619603431

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 768

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In this new edition, students are introduced to the principles of marketing, focusing on the 4Ps as the starting point for advanced marketing concepts such as research and target markets. DECA activities are included.