Graduate School of Management and Economics

Sharif University of Technology

1392 Azadi Ave.
Tehran, Iran

Programs Associated with SD Courses

System Dynamics for Business Policy
Degree/Certificate/Other Program: Degree; System Dynamics specific Program? Yes; Associated Courses: N/A

Ali N. Mashayekhi
Management and Economics
[email protected]


Title Level Term Hrs per Week Seats Texts
System Dynamics for Business Policy Graduate Spring 3 Sterman, J. (2000). Business Dynamics: Systems Thinking and Modeling for a Complex World. Irwin/McGraw Hill. ISBN 0-07-231135-5.
Senge Peter (1990), The Fifith Discipline, Random House, UK.
System Dynamics II Graduate Fall 3 Ali N. Mashayekhi, Public finance, oil revenue expenditure and economic performance, System Dynamics Review Vol. 14, No.,3, Fall 1998.
Jack B. Homer, A system dynamics model of national cocaine prevalence, System Dynamics Review Vol. 9, No. 1, Winter 1993.
Martijn Eskinasi,a* Etienne Rouwetteb and Jac Vennixb, Simulating urban transformation in Haaglanden, the Netherlands, Dynamics Review Vol. 25, No. 3, July September 2009.
James M. Lyneis, System dynamics for strategy: a phased approach, System Dynamics Review Vol. 15, No. 1, Spring 1999.
James M. Lyneis, Kenneth G. Cooper and Sharon A. Els, Strategic management of complex projects: a case study using system dynamics, System Dynamics Review Vol. 17, No. 3, Fall 2001.
2002 Repenning and Sterman Capability traps and self confirming attribution errors in the dynamics of process improvement
J. W. Rudolph, J. B. Morrison, J. S. Carroll, The dynamics of action-oriented problem solving: linking interpretation and choice, Academy of Management Review 2009, Vol. 34, No 4.
Richardson G. (2010) Foundations of System Dynamics and System Thinking
Forrester Jay (1991), System Dynamics and the Lessons of 35 Years
Forrester Jay (1992), Policies, decisions and information sources for modeling
Barry Richmond, Systems thinking: critical thinking skills for the 1990s and beyond, System Dynamics Review Vol. 9, No. 2, Summer 1993.
Barry Richmond, Systems thinking/ system dynamics: let's just get on with it, System Dynamics Review Vol. 10, No. 3, Fall 1994
Mashayekhi Ali N. Ghili Soheil, 2010, System Dynamics Problem Definition as an Evolutionary Process Using Ambiguity Concept
Vennix Jac A. M. (1999), Group model building: tacking messy problems
Richardson G. (1997), Problem in causal loop diagrams visited
Homer Jack B. (1997), Structure, Data, and Compelling Conclusions: Notes from the Field
Moecroft John (1985), Rationality in the Analysis of Behavioral Simulation
Ford and Sterman (1998), Expert knowledge elicitation to improve formal and mental models
Ford D. (1999) A behavioral approach to feedback loop dominance analysis
Ford A and Flynn H., (2005) Statistical screening of system dynamics
Forrester, J. W., and P. M. Senge. 1980. Tests for Building Confidence in System Dynamics Models. In System Dynamics, ed. A. A. Legasto, Jr., J. W. Forrester, and J. M. Lyneis, 201-228. TIMS Studies in the Management Sciences. Vol. 14. New York: North-Holland
Barlas Yaman (1990), Philosophical roots of model validation_ two paradigms
Barlas Yaman (1996) Formal aspects of model validity and validation in system dynamics