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Business dynamics : systems thinking and modeling for a complex world

Author: John Sterman
Publisher: Boston : Irwin/McGraw-Hill, ©2000.
Edition/Format:   Print book : CD for computer : Document   Computer File : English
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CD-ROM contains: Simulation software and Models including ithink, Powersim, and Vensim.
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Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Computer File, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: John Sterman
ISBN: 0072311355 9780072311358 007238915X 9780072389159 0071241078 9780071241076 0072387378 9780072387377 9780071179898 0071179895
OCLC Number: 42771322
Description: xxvi, 982 pages : illustrations ; 27 cm + 1 computer optical disc (4 3/4 in.)
Details: System requirements: PC or Macintosh.
Contents: Perspective and Process --
Learning in and about Complex Systems --
Learning Is a Feedback Process --
Barriers to Learning --
Requirements for Successful Learning in Complex Systems --
System Dynamics in Action --
Applications of System Dynamics --
Automobile Leasing Strategy: Gone Today, Here Tomorrow --
On Time and Under Budget: The Dynamics of Project Management --
Playing the Maintenance Game --
Summary: Principles for Successful Use of System Dynamics --
The Modeling Process --
The Purpose of Modeling: Managers as Organization Designers --
The Client and the Modeler --
Steps of the Modeling Process --
Modeling Is Iterative --
Overview of the Modeling Process --
Structure and Behavior of Dynamic Systems --
Fundamental Modes of Dynamic Behavior --
Interactions of the Fundamental Modes --
Other Modes of Behavior --
Tools for Systems Thinking --
Causal Loop Diagrams --
Causal Diagram Notation --
Guidelines for Causal Loop Diagrams --
Process Point: Developing Causal Diagrams from Interview Data --
Conceptualization Case Study: Managing Your Workload --
Adam Smith's Invisible Hand and the Feedback Structure of Markets --
Explaining Policy Resistance: Traffic Congestion --
Stocks and Flows --
Stocks, Flows, and Accumulation --
Identifying Stocks and Flows --
Mapping Stocks and Flows --
Dynamics of Stocks and Flows --
Relationship between Stocks and Flows --
System Dynamics in Action: Global Warming --
System Dynamics in Action: The War on Drugs --
Closing the Loop: Dynamics of Simple Structures --
First-Order Systems.
Responsibility: John D. Sterman.

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