OR Essentials

System Dynamics

Soft and Hard Operational Research

Editors: Kunc, Martin (Ed.)

  • Compiles a collection of innovative articles from JORS written by experts in the field
  • Introduces the growing areas of research in the field of System Dynamics
  • Considers and analyses the potential benefits of using System Dynamics as a soft and hard OR method
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About this book

This book presents some of the most important papers published in Palgrave’s Journal of Operational Research relating to the use of System Dynamics (SD) in the context of Operational Research (OR). Giving the reader an in-depth understanding of significant features of the research area which have grown over the last 20 years: applications in the management field; methodologies; policies at industry level; and healthcare, this book is an invaluable read for those who do not have any prior expertise in the field. Split into four parts, the collection covers the broad use of SD in the field of management, focuses on the use of modelling in supply chains and at industry level, and presents an analysis of the use of SD in its most promising area, healthcare. Not only does this work provide a detailed overview of the field of SD, but it will also offer vital insights into potential research avenues for the future considering the use of SD as a soft OR and hard OR method.

About the authors

Martin Kunc is Associate Professor at the University of Warwick, UK. Before joining academia and teaching in top business schools in the UK and Latin America, Martin was a consultant in the areas of SD and strategic management. He has published over 60 articles, books, book chapters and conference papers.

Table of contents (15 chapters)

  • Introduction

    Kunc, M.

    Pages 1-29

  • Resetting the Clock: A Feedback Approach to the Dynamics of Organisational Inertia, Survival and Change

    Larsen, E. R. (et al.)

    Pages 33-68

  • Management Attitudes, Learning and Scale in Successful Diversification: A Dynamic and Behavioural Resource System View

    Morecroft, J. D. W.

    Pages 69-106

  • Relevance Assumed: A Case Study of Balanced Scorecard Development Using System Dynamics

    Akkermans, H. A. (et al.)

    Pages 107-132

  • Interpersonal Success Factors for Strategy Implementation: A Case Study Using Group Model Building

    Scott, Rodney J. (et al.)

    Pages 133-162

Buy this book

eBook $129.00
price for USA (gross)
  • ISBN 978-1-349-95257-1
  • Digitally watermarked, DRM-free
  • Included format: PDF
  • ebooks can be used on all reading devices
  • Immediate eBook download after purchase
Hardcover $169.00
price for USA
  • ISBN 978-1-349-95256-4
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
System Dynamics
Book Subtitle
Soft and Hard Operational Research
Editors
  • Martin Kunc
Series Title
OR Essentials
Copyright
2018
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan UK
Copyright Holder
The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s)
eBook ISBN
978-1-349-95257-1
DOI
10.1057/978-1-349-95257-1
Hardcover ISBN
978-1-349-95256-4
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XIX, 484
Number of Illustrations and Tables
142 b/w illustrations
Topics