BeschreibungToday'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.
Inhaltsverzeichnis<H1> Introduction<H2> Part I.Perspective and Process<H3> 1.Learning In and About Complex Systems<H3> 2.System Dynamics In Action<H3> 3.The Modeling Process<H3> 4.Structure and Behavior of Dynamic Systems<H2> Part II.Tools for Systems Thinking<H3> 5.Causal Loop Diagrams<H3> 6.Stocks and Flows<H3> 7.Dynamics of Stocks and Flows<H3> 8.Closing the Loop: Dynamics of Simple Structures<H2> Part III.The Dynamics of Growth<H3> 9.S-Shaped Growth: Epidemics, Innovation Diffusion, and the Growth of New Products<H3> 10. Path Dependence and Positive Feedback<H2> Part IV.Tools for Modeling Dynamic Systems<H3> 11. Delays<H3> 12. Coflows and Aging Chains<H3> 13. Modeling Decision Making<H3> 14. Forming Non-linear Relationships<H2> Part V.Instability and Oscillation<H3> 15. Modeling Human Behavior: Bounded Rationality or Rational Expectations?<H3> 16. Forecasts and Fudge Factors: Modeling Expectation Formation<H3> 17. Supply Chains and the Origin of Oscillations<H3> 18. Managing Supply Chains in Manufacturing<H3> 19. The Labor Supply Chain and the Origin of Business Cycles<H3> 20. The Invisible Hand Sometimes Shakes: Commodity Cycles<H2> Part VI. Validation and Model Testing<H3> 21. Truth and Beauty<H2> Part VII. Commencement<H3> 22. Challenges for the Future<H4> Appendix A: Numerical Integration<H4> Appendix B: Noise<H4> References<H4> Index
PortraitJohn Sterman (Lexington, MA) teaches at the Sloan School of Management and direct MIT's System Dynamics Group.
Untertitel: Systems Thinking and Modeling for a Complex World. Sprache: Englisch.
Verlag: McGraw-Hill Education Ltd
Erscheinungsdatum: Dezember 2000