Strategic Modelling and Business Dynamics

A Feedback Systems Approach

Author: John Morecroft

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 0470012862

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 464

View: 1322


John Morecroft's book is an ideal text for students interested in system modelling and its application to a range of real world problems. The book covers all that is necessary to develop expertise in system dynamics modelling and through the range of applications makes a persuasive case for the power and scope of the approach. As such it will appeal to practitioners as well as students. Robert Dyson, Professor of Operational Research, Associate Dean, Warwick Business School. Much more than an introduction, John Morecroft's Strategic Modelling and Business Dynamics uses interactive "management flight simulators" to create an engaging and effective learning environment in which readers, whatever their background, can develop their intuition about complex dynamic systems. The numerous examples provide a rich test-bed for the development of systems thinking and modelling skills John Sterman, Jay W. Forrester Professor of Management, MIT Sloan School of Management This book, with its vivid examples and simulators, will help to bring modelling, system dynamics and simulation into the mainstream of management education where they now belong. John A. Quelch, Professor of Marketing, Harvard Business School, Former Dean of London Business School This text fills the gap between texts focusing on the purely descriptive systems approach and the more technical system dynamics ones. Ann van Ackere, Professor of Decision Sciences, HEC Lausanne, Universit? de Lausanne Strategic modelling based on system dynamics is a powerful tool for understanding how firms adapt to a changing environment. The author demonstrates the appeal and power of business modelling to make sense of strategic initiatives and to anticipate their impacts through simulation. The book offers various simulators that allow readers to conduct their own policy experiments. Dr. Erich Zahn, Professor of Strategic Management, Betriebswirtschaftliches Institut, University of Stuttgart A website to accompany the book can be found at housing supplementary material for both students and lecturers.

Family Business Dynamics

A Role and Identity Based Perspective

Author: Annika Hall

Publisher: Edward Elgar Publishing

ISBN: 1781009082

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 172

View: 6197


'Bringing the family and its related complexity back into the discussion of how to build healthy and long-term oriented relationships in business families, Annika Hall's book is both comprehensive and profound. It's a must-read for every family member involved in a family business, whether as owner, manager, potential successor, or as a family member of a business family.' – Sabine B. Rau, WHU-Otto Beisheim School of Management, Germany 'A crisp thought provoking book in which Annika Hall deftly brings to life the multiple dimensions and rationalities in family enterprises. She skilfully interprets these complexities in the fascinating story of the Indiska Magasinet AB (Indiska), a third generation Swedish retail enterprise of the Thambert family, from the pre-founding years until the beginning of the 21st century. Scholars and practitioners alike will enjoy gaining a richer perspective and deeper understanding of family enterprises.' – Pramodita Sharma, University of Vermont, US and Editor, Family Business Review This engaging book reveals how and why family relations influence the dynamics of family owned businesses. The author examines the relevance of role and identity to the strategic development and the succession process of family businesses. She explores the individual and organisational implications of these roles and identities at different stages in the family and business life cycles. Annika Hall highlights that family businesses have inherent dynamics, rooted in family relations, that might advantage business development assuming that the family is able to meet the inherent challenges of role transition. The book connects micro, socio-psychological aspects to more macro business outcomes, with the purpose of elaborating how and why these connections are made. Expertly integrating a detailed case study and by concluding with concrete advice, the closeness to practice is explicit and therefore strongly appealing to practitioners. By also integrating the practice with theory, the book will prove essential for academics and students of interpretive methodology and/or family business.

Business Dynamics in Information Technology

Author: Gottschalk, Petter

Publisher: IGI Global

ISBN: 1599044315

Category: Computers

Page: 382

View: 9974


Emerging business models, value configurations, and information technologies interact over time to create competitive advantage. Modern information technology has to be studied, understood, and applied along the time dimension of months and years, where changes are the rule. Such changes created by interactions between business elements and resources are very well suited for system dynamics modeling. Business Dynamics in Information Technology presents business-technology alignment processes, business-technology interaction processes, and business-technology decision processes, serving the purpose of helping the reader study information technology from a dynamic, rather than a static, perspective. By introducing two simple tools from system dynamic modeling - causal loops and reference modes - the dynamic perspective will become important to both students and practitioners in the future.

Understanding Business Dynamics

An Integrated Data System for America's Future

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

Publisher: National Academies Press

ISBN: 0309104920

Category: Social Science

Page: 200

View: 8143


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.

Media Management in the Age of Giants

Business Dynamics of Journalism. Second Edition.

Author: Dennis F. Herrick

Publisher: UNM Press

ISBN: 0826351646

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 416

View: 7802


The emergence of giant media corporations has created a new era in mass communications. The world of media giants—with a focus on the bottom line—makes awareness of business and financial issues critical for everyone in the industry. This timely new edition of a popular and successful textbook introduces basic business concepts, terminology, history, and management theories in the context of contemporary events. It includes up-to-date information on technology and addresses the major problem facing media companies today: How can the news regain profitability in the digital age? Focusing on newspaper, television, and radio companies, Herrick fills his book with real-life examples, interviews with media managers, and case studies. In a time when all the rules are changing because of digital technology, conglomeration, and shifting consumer habits, this text is a vital tool for students and working journalists.

Business Dynamics and Productivity

Author: OECD

Publisher: OECD Publishing

ISBN: 9264269231


Page: 224

View: 9892


This publication focuses on business dynamics across eight countries (Belgium, Brazil, Canada, Costa Rica, Japan, New Zealand, Norway, United Kingdom) and over time, building upon the evidence collected in the framework of the OECD DynEmp project for 22 countries.

Market Platforms, Industrial Clusters and Small Business Dynamics

Specialized Markets in China

Author: Ke Ding

Publisher: Edward Elgar Publishing

ISBN: 1781006288

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 256

View: 9859


The emergence of specialized markets has profoundly improved the means of market access, enriched the driving forces of value chains, and changed the business environment for small firms in the developing world. This ground-breaking book summarizes the experience of specialized markets in a systematic manner. Specialized markets are a unique product of China's economic transition. They are marketplaces located in industrial clusters, specializing in the wholesale of local commodities and related goods. Ding Ke reveals that, despite their seemingly primitive form, specialized markets appeared in many of the modern industrial sectors and were paradoxically upgraded and expanded as these clusters developed. He argues that specialized markets have also formed solid linkages with marketplaces in various cities in China and in other developing economies. A powerful, emerging market-oriented distribution system has thus appeared. Based on thorough fieldwork covering ten years, and using the novel theory of the platform, this book clarifies the unique development logic of specialized markets. Specialized markets have thoroughly changed the business environment for SMEs in developing countries and greatly enriched the general understanding concerning SME development. This book will prove invaluable for SME, Chinese economy and platform researchers. Management scientists and managers in multinational firms focusing on bottom-of-the-pyramid markets will also find plenty of interesting information in this enlightening compendium.

Business Dynamics

Class Arrivals Employee Manual

Author: Karen Iversen

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780130810274

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 295

View: 9247


Student enters this business simulation as a trainee in Class Arrivals, a successful transportation business. They learn business etiquette, problem-solving and procedures when interacting with all the departments of a typical small business.

Strategic Modelling and Business Dynamics , A Feedback Systems Approach

Business, Management

Author: CTI Reviews

Publisher: Cram101 Textbook Reviews

ISBN: 1467229016

Category: Education

Page: 19

View: 1601


Facts101 is your complete guide to Strategic Modelling and Business Dynamics , A Feedback Systems Approach. In this book, you will learn topics such as as those in your book plus much more. With key features such as key terms, people and places, Facts101 gives you all the information you need to prepare for your next exam. Our practice tests are specific to the textbook and we have designed tools to make the most of your limited study time.

Changing business dynamics

the challenge to marketing research : 49th ESOMAR marketing research congress, Istanbul (Turkey), 8th-11th September 1996

Author: Esomar. Congress

Publisher: N.A


Category: Business & Economics

Page: 752

View: 1802


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

View: 8271


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, + Website

A Feedback Systems Approach

Author: John D. W. Morecroft

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 1118844688

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 504

View: 2217


Accurate modelling of dynamic system for better business strategy The business environment is constantly changing, and firms need the ability to adapt. In a market where a single misstep could result in massive losses, modelling serves as a "dry run" for testing ideas and predicting the behaviour of influencing forces. Strategic Modelling and Business Dynamics is an essential guide to strategic modelling, helping readers understand modelling processes while taking all contributing factors into account. Written by an internationally regarded authority, this comprehensive guide covers all stages of model building, from conceptual to technical, demonstrating a range of in-depth practical examples that vividly illustrate important or puzzling dynamics in firm operations, strategy, public policy, and everyday life. Introduces the system dynamics approach of modelling strategic problems in business and society Includes industry examples and public sector applications Provides the latest state-of-the-art thinking and techniques for systems modelling

Small Business Dynamics

International, National and Regional Perspectives

Author: Charlie Karlsson,Bengt Johannisson,D. J. Storey

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9780415096256

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 249

View: 6761


Complex Systems in Finance and Econometrics

Author: Robert A. Meyers

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 1441977007

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 406

View: 5189


"This book consists of selections from the Encyclopedia of complexity and systems science edited by Robert A. Myers"--T.p. verso.

Business Dynamics in North America

Analysis of Spatial and Temporal Trade Patterns

Author: Rajagopal,Vladimir Zlatev

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 3319576062

Category: Business & Economics

Page: N.A

View: 3089


This book discusses the contemporary trade dynamics necessary for companies to grow competitively in the global marketplace, extending the conceptual and analytical foundations of international trade and economy in North America. This book examines the growth of international trade in North America during the pre-and post-North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA), and analyzes the complexities that occurred when the economic recession struck the global markets. It outlines applied tools and techniques for business projects to thrive in the competitive marketplace, and serves as a learning post and a think tank for students, researchers, and business managers operating in a global landscape.

Guide to the Family Business

Author: Peter Leach,Tony Bogod

Publisher: Kogan Page Publishers

ISBN: 9780749429034

Category: Family corporations

Page: 267

View: 1249


This BDO Stoy Hayward Guide to the Family Buisness is intended as a guide for those involved in family business, or those contemplating joining one, to help them identify and resolve the family-related issues that are potentially so destructive.