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Jay W. Forrester

Jay W. Forrester

1918 – 2016

Jay Wright Forrester was a pioneering American computer engineer and systems scientist. He is credited with being one of the inventors of magnetic core memory, the creator of the first computer animation, and the father of the field of System Dynamics.

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# Author Affiliation
1 John Morecroft London Business School
2 Peter M. Senge Society for Organizational Learning
3 David Schmittlein John C Head III Dean, MIT Sloan School of Management
4 China Chapter System Dynamics Society
5 Agriculture and Food SIG System Dynamics Society
6 German Chapter System Dynamics Society
7 Naiyi Hsiao Chinese System Dynamics Society, TAIWAN (CSDS)
8 Creative Learning Exchange System Dynamics & Systems Thinking in K-12 Education
9 Luis E. Romero Forbes
10 Barkley Rosser Econospeak
  • Collected Papers of Jay W. Forrester. Waltham, MA: Pegasus Communications, 1975.

  • Industrial Dynamics. Waltham, MA: Pegasus Communications, 1961.

  • Principles of Systems (2nd edition). Waltham, MA: Pegasus Communications, 1968.

  • Urban Dynamics. Waltham, MA: Pegasus Communications, 1969.

  • World Dynamics (1973 second edition). Waltham, MA:Pegasus Communications, 1971. Second edition has an added chapter on physical vs. social limits

  • MIT System Dynamics Group Literature Collection selected by Jay W. Forrester