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System Dynamics: Theory and Applications


System Dynamics

Theory and Applications
Series: Encyclopedia of Complexity and Systems Science Series

Presents the perspectives of eminent specialists who have made unique and influential contributions to the field
Covers tools and applications for use in business, health, environment, defense, project management, economics, workforce and more

Includes methodological chapters that explore advanced aspects to a depth beyond that found in typical System Dynamics textbooks
Features full-color illustrations

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.


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