|SES #||TOPICS||READINGS DUE|
Introduction: Purpose and concepts of system dynamics
[BD] Read Chapter 1.
Collins, Ross D., et al. "Forest Fire Management to Avoid Unintended Consequences: A Case Study of Portugal using System Dynamics." Journal of Environmental Management 130 (2013): 1–9.
System Dynamics Tools Part 1: Building a model
[BD] Read Chapter 3.1–3.4, and skim section 3.5.
System Dynamics Tools Part 2: Problem definition and model purpose; building theory with causal loop diagrams
[BD] Read Chapter 5, and skim sections 5.4, and 5.6.
|4||System Dynamics Tools Part 3: Mapping the stock and flow structure of systems|| |
[BD] Read Chapter 6, and skim sections 6.2.7–6.2.9, 6.3.4, and 6.3.6.
|5||System Dynamics Tools Part 4: Dynamics of stocks and flows; linking feedback with stock and flow structure||
[BD] Read Chapter 7.
Jones, Andrew P., et al. "Understanding Diabetes Population Dynamics Through Simulation Modeling and Experimentation." American Journal of Public Health 96, no. 3 (2006): 488–94.
|6||System Dynamics Tools Part 5: Understanding the Dynamics of Simple Systems||[BD] Skim sections 8.1, 8.2.1, 8.2.2, 8.3, and 8.4.|
|7||System Dynamics Tools Part 6: Analyzing Systems and Creating Robust Policies||[BD] Chapter 9.1–9.2.|
|8||Industry dynamics and diffusion models||
RSC case: Farr, Warren. "Using System Dynamics to Create Durable Business Strategy." (PDF)
|9||Growth Strategies: Network externalities, complementarities, and path dependence|| |
[BD] Read Chapter 10, and skim section 10.2.
|10||Guest Lecture: Mark Paich System Dynamics at General Motors and beyond||Barabba, Vince, et al. "A Multimethod Approach for Creating New Business Models: The General Motors OnStar Project." Interfaces 32, no. 1 (2002): 20–34.|
|11||Interactions of Operations, Strategy, and Human Resource Policy: The case of People Express||Prepare for case discussion: Schlesinger, Leonard A., and Debra Whitestone. "People Express (A)." Harvard Business Publishing. Case No. 9–483–103, 2000.|
|12||Lessons from People Express. |
Course wrap up and evaluations.
|No reading due.|