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Systems thinking, system dynamics : managing change and complexity

Author: Kambiz Maani; R Y Cavana
Publisher: North Shore, N.Z. : Pearson Education New Zealand, 2007.
Edition/Format:   Print book : CD for computer : Program   Computer File : English : 2nd edView all editions and formats
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This book offers readers a comprehensive introduction to the growing field of systems thinking and dynamic modelling and its applications. The book provides a self-contained and unique blend of qualitative and quantitative tools, step-by-step methodology, numerous examples and mini-cases, as well as extensive real-life case studies. The content mix and presentation style make the otherwise technical tools of systems  Read more...
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Material Type: Program, Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Computer File, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Kambiz Maani; R Y Cavana
ISBN: 9781877371035 1877371033
OCLC Number: 174088785
Notes: 1st ed. 2000, entitled Systems thinking and modelling: understanding change and complexity.
Accompanied by CD-ROM that includes simulation models, iThink software, and installation programme for Vensim PLE.
Description: [viii], 278 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm + 1 CD-ROM (4 3/4 in.)
Contents: Introducing systems thinking --
Systems methodology --
Causal loop modelling --
Dynamic modelling --
Scenario planning and modelling --
Microworlds and learning laboratory --
Systems thinking and the organisation --
Sustainability of the New Zealand fishing industry --
Dynamics of the bird flu pandemic --
Drivers of quality in health services --
Supply chain modelling of a beer distribution system --
Strategy for a telecommunications business unit.
Responsibility: Kambiz E. Maani, Robert Y. Cavana.

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This book offers readers a comprehensive introduction to the growing field of systems thinking and dynamic modelling and its applications. The book provides a self-contained and unique blend of qualitative and quantitative tools, step-by-step methodology, numerous examples and mini-cases, as well as extensive real-life case studies. The content mix and presentation style make the otherwise technical tools of systems thinking and system dynamics accessible to a wide range of people.

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