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System Dynamics: Systemic Feedback Modeling for Policy Analysis

Edited by : Yaman Barlas,

Department of Industrial Engineering, Bogazici University, Turkey


1. Systems Dynamics in Action: Selected Examples

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Urban Dynamics

Louis Edward Alfeld, USA

Supply-Chain Dynamics and the "Beer Game"

John Sterman

Market Growth (and "boom and bust" game)

John Sterman

A Dynamic Model of Cocaine Prevalence

Jack B. Homer, Homer Consulting, USA

Ecological Interactions: Predator and Prey Dynamics on the Kaibab Plateau

Andrew Ford, Program in Environmental Science and Regional Planning, Washington State University, USA

R&D, Technological Innovations and Diffusion

Peter M. Milling, Industrieseseminar der Universitat Mannheim, Mannheim University, Germany

Frank H. Maier, Industrieseseminar der Universitat Mannheim, Mannheim University, Germany


2. Conceptual and Philosophical Foundations

Yaman Barlas, Department of Industrial Engineering, Bogazici University, Turkey

On the History, the Present and the Future of System Dynamics

Jay W. Forrester, MIT System Dynamics Group, Sloan School of Management, Massachusetts Institute of

Technology, USA

Different Philosophical Positions and System Dynamics

Yaman Barlas, Department of Industrial Engineering, Bogazici University, Turkey

Intellectual Roots and Philosophy of System Dynamics

Willard R. Fey, Ecocosm Dynamics Ltd., USA

The Role of System Dynamics within the Systems Movement

Markus S. Schwaninger, Institute of Management (IfB), University of St. Gallen, Switzerland

System Thinking, Modeling and Organizational Learning

P. Senge


3. Methodology for Systematic Feedback Modeling

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Step by Step Illustration of the Methodology

James H. Hines

Mental Models of Dynamic Systems

James Kevin Doyle, Department of Social Science and Policy Studies, Worcester Polytechnic Institute, USA

David N. Ford, Department of Civil Engineering, Texas A&M University, USA

Michael J. Radzicki, Department of Social Science and Policy Studies, Worcester Polytechnic Institute, USA

Knowledge Elicitation

Jac A.M. Vennix, Nijmegen School of Management, Methodology Department, Nijmegen University, The Netherlands

Qualitative and Quantitative Modeling in System Dynamics

R. Geoff Coyle, Cranfield University, UK

Testing of Models by Direct Experiments

John Sterman

Sensitivity Analysis

Andrew Ford, Program in Environmental Science and Regional Planning, Washington State University, USA


4. Technical Issues in Modelling and Simulation

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Equilibrium and Stability Analysis

Javier Aracil, Escuela Superior de Ingenieros, Universidad de Sevilla, Spain

Francisco Gordillo, Escuela Superior de Ingenieros, Universidad de Sevilla, Spain

Complex Non-linear Dynamics and Chaos

Erik Mosekilde

Simulation Software and Numerical Issues

Alexander L. Pugh, Sloan School of Management, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, USA

Optimization of Systemic Feedback Models

Brian Charles Dangerfield

Probabilistic and Statistical Formulations and Issues

Brian Charles Dangerfield


5. Policy Improvement and Implementation Issues

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Improved Policy Design-?

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Public Policy

Ali N. Mashayekhi, Department of Industrial Engineering, Sharif University of Technology and Institute for Research in Planning and Development, Iran

Strategic Management, Systems Thinking and Modeling

Erich Zahn, Department of Business Administration, Universitat Stuttgart, Germany

Implementation Issues

James H. Hines

James M. Lyneis

Group Model Building

Jac A.M. Vennix, Nijmegen School of Management, Methodology Department, Nijmegen University, The Netherlands

Modeling for Learning and Interactive Environments

Pal I. Davidsen


6. System Dynamics and Sustainable Development

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A Pervasive Duality in Economic Systems: Implications for Development Planning

Khalid Saeed, Social Science and Policy Studies, Worcester Polytechnic Institute, USA

The ECOCOSM Paradox

Willard R. Fey, Ecocosm Dynamics Ltd., USA

Ann C. W. Lam, Ecocosm Dynamics Ltd., USA

Lessons from Electric Utility Modeling

Andrew Ford, Program in Environmental Science and Regional Planning, Washington State University, USA

Regional Development and Irrigation Projects

Yaman Barlas, Department of Industrial Engineering, Bogazici University, Turkey

A. Saysel

Public Infrastructure/Public Finance

Ali N. Mashayekhi, Department of Industrial Engineering, Sharif University of Technology and Institute for Research

in Planning and Development, Iran

System Dynamics for Discerning Developmental Problems

Khalid Saeed, Social Science and Policy Studies, Worcester Polytechnic Institute, USA


 

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