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Making Business Models Dynamic

By Guido Noto Located in Pisa, Italy Post-Doc at Institute of Management, Sant’Anna School of Advanced Studies Business Models, intended as formal conceptual representations of how an organization functions, are designed to offer a static perspective of value creation processes.

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The 34th International System Dynamics Conference

By Bramka Arga Jafino Master Candidate in Engineering and Policy Analysis Delft University of Technology Being introduced to and having fallen in love with System Dynamics back in 2013, I’m excited that I finally will manage to attend the International

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System Dynamics and Strategic Management: love at first sight

By Guido Noto Located in Palermo, Italy PhD candidate, Department of Political Sciences and International Relations, University of Palermo System Dynamics (SD) has been proved to be a useful methodology to support both understanding and learning processes of complex systems

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A saber-toothed cat is sitting in your front yard. What will you do next?

By Angelika Schanda Located in Lebanon, New Hampshire (USA) European Master in System Dynamics, Class 2013-2015 / isee systems How humans react when facing an immediate threat is programmed deeply into our brains. The response of humans today is the

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33rd International Conference of the System Dynamics Society

By Kay Kim Master in Public Administration in International Development Harvard Kennedy School, 2015 This year, various academics, consultants, practitioners, policymakers and students from around the world will gather in Cambridge, Massachusetts, for the 33rd International Conference of the System

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Are we trained to criticize everything?

By R. Maximilian Happach Located in Stuttgart, Germany Ph.D. Student, Institute for Diversity Studies in Engineering, University of Stuttgart European Master in System Dynamics, Class 2010-2012 After finishing the master program in system dynamics and starting working as a Ph.D.

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New peaks, new perspectives

By Angelika Schanda Located in Nijmegen, Netherlands European Master in System Dynamics, Class 2013-2015 After studying systems thinking for a few years in several guises, I finally got the feeling that I was on to something. Then, on the very

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Systems thinking and sustainability: A logical connection

By Carlo Cuijpers Located in Amsterdam, Netherlands Sustainability/corporate social responsibility consultant at KPMG European Master in System Dynamics, Class 2012-2014 Interests: systems and sustainability thinking, modelling sustainability issues The average person has most likely never heard of ‘’Limits to Growth’’(Meadows,

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Modelling for Organisational Learning

By Wissam El Hachem Currently located in Bergen, Norway Master in System Dynamics, University of Bergen Interests: Supply chain management, Network flow, Production management This short essay will try to define and explain organizational learning, its importance, the importance of

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The many model thinkers

By Angelika Schanda Located in Nijmegen, Netherlands European Master in System Dynamics, Class 2013-2015 Modelers frequently refer to the notion that the question is not whether to use models, but which models to use and how to improve or integrate

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