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Forum Software Update

Postby Robert Eberlein » Sun Jan 31, 2010 10:29 am

I have updated phpBB to the latest version. I don't know if there will be any visible changes (the wiki software has also been updated to the latest version).

I have also updated the email digest add in - let me know if you run into any trouble. (bob@vensim.com).
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Feedback wanted GEM Socio-Economic Impact RfP: Online Review

Postby Leonardo Garrido » Thu Sep 16, 2010 9:13 am

The Global Earthquake Model (GEM) is a global collaborative effort that brings together national, regional and international organisations, as well as individuals, in order to develop state-of-the-art models and tools for analyzing earthquake hazard, risks and socio-economic impacts associated to earthquakes. On September 15th 2010, GEM has launched an online peer-review of its draft Request for Proposal (RfP) for the modelling of socio-economic impacts (SEI) of earthquakes. This review offers an opportunity to researchers, potential users and stakeholders to provide comments, and express their ideas on methods for the assessment of the social and economic consequences of earthquakes before the actual RfP is released. GEM invites you to participate in the review process (http://www.globalquakemodel.org/node/1025).
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Call for papers on use of systems theory in business and eco

Postby Stephen Ward » Tue Dec 07, 2010 10:13 am

International Journal of Economics and Business Research (IJEBR)

Call For papers
Special Issue on: "Systems Theory in Economics and Business: Theory Development, Application, Impact, and Future"
Below is the full call for papers, and the information is also on the IJEBR website: http://www.inderscience.com/browse/call ... allID=1513
The purpose of this special issue is to explore past, present, and particularly future uses of systems theory in economics and business research and practice. As the theory of systems, in its various manifestations, continues to develop and to be applied across multiple disciplines, it is proving ever more useful in illuminating and solving diverse problems. In turn, feedback from the different applications of general systems theory is helping to further develop systems theory and its cognates. On the one hand, observing the past and present of systems theory from some perspectives, it would seem still to be on the periphery of contemporary economics and business research and practice, if not languishing out of favour. On the other hand, observing the development of systems theory and its uses from other perspectives, there appears to be a growing awareness of its power, potential, and absolute necessity, especially as widespread awareness increases regarding the complex interdependencies and dynamics of national and international society, economics, and business.
For this issue, we encourage submissions of theoretical and empirical papers, meta-analytic reviews, and narrative literature reviews on new developments in the theory of systems; its relationship to other approaches to learning, knowing, problem-solving, and practicing; and the consequent new uses of systems theory and its cognates in economics and business.
Subject Coverage
The following are illustrative topics that are consistent with the spirit of the special issue, but other topics may be suitable as well, as long as they relate to the use of systems theory and its cognates and applications in economics and business:
• History of the development of systems theory and its practical uses in economics and business
• Contemporary developments in systems theory and/or any of its cognates such as structural-functionalism, autopoiesis, first and second-order cybernetics, social systems theory, complex adaptive systems, etc., and their relevant use in economics and business
• Applications or uses of systems theory such as systems engineering, system dynamics, viable system models, management cybernetics, soft systems methodology, systems thinking, learning organizations, etc.
• Conceptual map or ordering of interrelationships between systems theory and its cognates and applications, and the implications for use in economics and business
• Relationship of general systems theory and other approaches to learning, knowing, and problem-solving, including the scientific method and philosophical hermeneutics
• Assessment of contemporary impact and future prospects for systems theory and its cognates and applications, including prescriptions for advancing its widespread use in economics and business
• Identification and impact of long-term reinforcing feedback processes in social, political, economic, and business history, including observations of normative implications for current practice
• The phenomena of dispersed and exploding knowledge, market mechanisms, complex adaptive systems, and the necessary use of systems theory and especially system dynamics in economics and business
• Use of systems theory in nation building and the development of emerging countries
• Implications of systems theory on macroeconomic theories, various theories of political economy, as well as national and multi-national economic policy
• How systems theory helps explain and address the current global financial crisis, and how it may help illuminate ways to prevent future crises
• What systems theory says about the development of economic policies and practices for long-term prosperity
• The use of systems theory and its implications upon various theories of the firm
• Environmental issues, management for competitive and sustainable business success, and the use of systems theory
• Use of systems theory and its cognates and applications to drive individual and organizational learning, development of intellectual capital, and value creation in the global, knowledge age economy
• Organizational theory, design, behaviour, development and change, and the use of systems theory and its cognates and applications
• Dynamic vs. episodic strategic leadership and management approaches using systems theory, especially open, social, and adaptive systems concepts
• The use of general systems theory in the process of developing management theories and in synthesizing a comprehensive theory of management
• Education strategies and methods for increasing the widespread and skillful use of systems theory and its cognates and applications in economics and business
Notes for Prospective Authors
Submitted papers should not have been previously published nor be currently under consideration for publication elsewhere. (Conference papers may only be submitted if they were not originally copyrighted and if they have been completely re-written.)
All papers are refereed through a peer review process. A guide for authors, sample copies and other relevant information for submitting papers are available on the Author Guidelines page
Important Dates
Deadline for submission: 15 April 2011
Editors and Notes
You may send one copy of your manuscript via email attachment in both Word and PDF (details in Author Guidelines) to the following:
Dr. James McHann
Professor, Department of Management
Walsh College of Accountancy and Business Administration
3838 Livernois Rd.
Troy, MI 48007-7006 USA
Email: jmchann@walshcollege.edu
Prof. Laura Frost
Professor, Department of Management
Walsh College of Accountancy and Business Administration
3838 Livernois Rd.
Troy, MI 48007-7006 USA
Email: lfrost@walshcollege.edu
Please include in your submission the title of the Special Issue, the title of the Journal and the name of the Guest Editor
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European Master in System Dynamics: Deadline January 1st, 20

Postby Andreas Groessler » Sun Dec 19, 2010 3:33 pm

Dear SD colleagues and friends,

after a successful start in August 2010, the European Master programme in System Dynamics goes into its second year. Deadline for students that want to start in the academic year 2011/2012 is January 1st, 2011. More information about the programme and the application procedure can be found at http://www.europeansystemdynamics.eu

Full scholarships on offer!
We want to emphasize that the programme has been selected by the prestigious Erasmus Mundus programme to award scholarships. We would certainly appreciate it if you would bring this program and the scholarships to the attention of your students.

We are looking forward to receive your students' applications!

In the meantime, if you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact us at: info@europeansystemdynamics.eu or mail me directly.

Andreas Grössler, Radboud University Nijmegen: a.groessler@fm.ru.nl
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Interview with Prof. Jay W. Forrester

Postby Stefan Groesser » Tue Jan 18, 2011 10:46 am

Dear interested persons,

This year is the 150th anniversary of MIT. To celebrate the anniversary, MIT has initiated the MIT150 Inventional Wisdom Project. Part of this project is the “Infinite History Project”, an impressive archive with interviews of academic celebrities who have been active at MIT. One video to look for is the interview with Prof. Jay W. Forrester. (http://mit150.mit.edu/infinite-history: search: Forrester). There are two parts in which Prof. Forrester talks about his work at MIT. A good portion of the interview is about the development of system dynamics. Enjoy.

Best personal regards,
Stefan Groesser
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Re: Other

Postby Marlene Derian Robertson » Mon Jun 13, 2011 6:08 pm

Dear SD colleagues,

My name is Marlene Derian Robertson. I am a doctoral candidate in Organizational Leadership in the Graduate School of Education and Psychology at Pepperdine University in Los Angeles, California. I would like to invite you to participate in a survey in an effort to explore an integrated model, Six Sigma and Systems Thinking, for quality management.

This survey takes 20 – 30 minutes to complete, depending on the extent of your responses. The survey data will contribute to the body of knowledge on integrated quality improvement, leadership support for these models and success factors.

To participate, click http://edu.surveygizmo.com/s3/454798/ab1f2068c472.

All responses will remain anonymous and confidential. The results of the survey will be presented publicly at the university, and a summary report will be available at the end of the survey.

As a token of my appreciation for your participation, you may sign up at the conclusion of the survey to enter a drawing for $50.00 (USD) gift card from Amazon.com.

This survey will be open from June 6, 2011 until July 4, 2011. Please participate today.

Thank you,

Marlene Derian Robertson
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Re: Other

Postby Marlene Derian Robertson » Tue Jul 05, 2011 10:41 pm

Dear Colleagues,

The due date for the survey has been extended to July 15, 2011.
If you wish to participate, it is not too late. You still have time.

To participate, click http://edu.surveygizmo.com/s3/454798/ab1f2068c472.

Thank you,

Marlene Derian Robertson
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10-year Anniversary of the Sysdyn Group Discussion Forum

Postby Roberta Spencer » Thu Sep 15, 2011 7:24 pm

In 2001 the Sysdyn Group Discussion Forum was developed for systems thinking and system dynamics discussions. In October it will celebrate its
10-year anniversary. The Group communicates primarily in the Indonesian Language (Bahasa Indonesia). The site
http://tech.groups.yahoo.com/group/sysdyn/ was created by Teten Avianto.
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got methodology? t-shirt

Postby Leonard Malczynski » Thu Oct 06, 2011 3:39 pm

The printer of the 'got methodology?' (back) 'LISTEN TO JAY W FORRESTER' (front) t-shirt (that debuted at ICSDS 2011) can print more.
Is anyone interested?
I can get a price once I have a quantity.
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Location: Albuquerque, NM USA

PhpBB Update

Postby Robert Eberlein » Sat Oct 22, 2011 6:50 am

Hi Everyone,

I updated the forum to the current PhpBB version (3.0.9). It was not exactly a smooth update so if you run into trouble please let me know (bobeberlein at gmail if the inline mail option turns out to be one of the broken things).
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