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This new book addresses the status of the field of System Dynamics 60+ years after its inception. It presents state-of-the-art expositions by leading authorities in either a facet of the theory and methodology of the subject or its application in a specific domain. Exhibiting greater reach and authority than would be possible in a conventional authored textbook, the volume includes nine chapters covering methodological aspects, and 14 on various contemporary applications.

Emerging from the System Dynamics section of the Encyclopedia of Complexity & Systems Science, First Edition (2009), the book features brand new chapters covering project management, workforce modelling, applications in defense, operations management, engineering of strategy, the roots of model validation, as well as many considerably enhanced versions of existing chapters. Together, the chapters reveal a remarkable landscape of theory and practice, and how System Dynamics can contribute critical policy insights to a broad audience of students and professionals across many fields of study.

Table of Contents

Frontmatter

Introduction

Frontmatter

System Dynamics: Introduction

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Brian Dangerfield

Theory and Methodology

Frontmatter

Core of System Dynamics

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George P. Richardson

System Dynamics in the Evolution of the Systems Approach

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Markus Schwaninger

Scenario-Driven Planning with System Dynamics

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Nicholas C. Georgantzas

Engineering of Strategy: A General, Unified Theory of Performance and Strategic Management

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Kim Warren

Group Model Building

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Etiënne A. J. A. Rouwette, Jac A. M. Vennix

System Dynamics: Engineering Roots of Model Validation

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Camilo Olaya

System Dynamics Modeling: Validation for Quality Assurance

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Markus Schwaninger, Stefan Groesser

Optimization of System Dynamics Models

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Brian Dangerfield, Jim Duggan

Analytical Methods for Structural Dominance Analysis in System Dynamics

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Christian Erik Kampmann, Rogelio Oliva

Applications

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Business Policy and Strategy, System Dynamics Applications to

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James M. Lyneis

System Dynamics Applications to Health Care in the United States

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Gary B. Hirsch, Jack Homer

System Dynamics Applications to Health and Social Care in the United Kingdom and Europe

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Eric Wolstenholme

System Dynamics Applications to Public Policy

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David F. Andersen, Eliot Rich, Roderick Macdonald

System Dynamics and Operations Management

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Andreas Größler

System Dynamics Applied to Project Management: A Survey, Assessment, and Directions for Future Research

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David N. Ford, James M. Lyneis

Delay and Disruption in Complex Projects

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Susan Howick, Fran Ackermann, Colin Eden, Terence Williams

System Dynamics Modeling to Inform Defense Strategic Decision-Making

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Alan C. McLucas, Sondoss Elsawah

System Dynamics Models of Environment, Energy, and Climate Change

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Andrew Ford

System Dynamics and Its Contribution to Economics and Economic Modeling

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Michael J. Radzicki

System Dynamics and Organizational Learning

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Kambiz Maani

System Dynamics and Workforce Planning

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Siôn Cave, Graham Willis

System Dynamics Analysis of the Diffusion of Innovations

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Peter M. Milling, Frank H. Maier

Dynamics of Income Distribution in a Market Economy: Possibilities for Poverty Alleviation

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Khalid Saeed

Backmatter

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