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Resource Acquisition in Corporate Growth

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In Resource Acquisition, be prepared to uncover strategic pathways to navigate your business successfully through growth phases, fueled by efficient and effective resource acquisition. It delves into how inventory levels, backlogs of unfilled orders, and other physical conditions can create pressures for expansion or contraction, illustrating these dynamics with tangible case studies and practical examples. David Packer’s work gives insights into the regenerative processes creating growth, the role of managerial policies in these processes, and ways for designing policies that promote desirable performance.

The Society has republished this classical book as a digital PDF and provides access to the models as downloads when you purchase the book.

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Resource Acquisition in Corporate Growth by David W. Packer is the second industrial dynamics study published by The MIT Press, originally published in 1964. The System Dynamics Society has updated the models in the book (copyright © 2023 by System Dynamics Society), using modern software (Stella, Vensim, and Studio), and they run as the original DYNAMO models. The Society has republished this classical book as a digital PDFs and provides access to the models as downloads when you purchase the book. The models can also be purchased separately here. What sets Resource Acquisition in Corporate Growth apart is its focus not only on the ‘what’ and ‘why’ of resource acquisition, but also the ‘how.’ David Packer demystifies the dynamics of resource acquisition, highlighting the significance of successful resource management in an expanding business context. The book offers in-depth insights into managerial delays and efficiencies, the absorption of professional effort, and the role of recruitment in augmenting professional capabilities. It also underscores the role of simulation modeling, offering practical tools to forecast resource needs accurately. Packer makes a compelling case for why businesses must understand these critical dynamics to avoid inefficiencies and maximize growth potential. In Resource Acquisition, be prepared to uncover strategic pathways to navigate your business successfully through growth phases, fueled by efficient and effective resource acquisition. It delves into how inventory levels, backlogs of unfilled orders, and other physical conditions can create pressures for expansion or contraction, illustrating these dynamics with tangible case studies and practical examples. David Packer’s work gives insights into the regenerative processes creating growth, the role of managerial policies in these processes, and ways for designing policies that promote desirable performance. Whether you’re a business professional seeking to enhance your understanding of resource management in a growing firm, or a student of business and management studies or industrial dynamics keen to grasp the intricacies of corporate expansion, this book is a valuable addition to your digital library.
  • Published in 2023 by System Dynamics Society
  • Originally published in 1964 by The MIT Press.
  • ISBN-13 Digital Ebook: 978-1-935056-31-7
  • ISBN-13 Paperback: 978-1-935056-32-4 (not yet available in paperback format)
Learn more about the Historical Classics originally published by The MIT Press that are now back in print! This product includes the book (PDF) and access to the simulation models, which can be downloaded in Vensim, Stella, and Studio. This product does not include access to the software, you'll need to have the software on your computer to be able to open the models in the software.

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