Document Type

Conference Proceeding

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IEEE

Faculty

Computing, Health and Science

School

Computer and Information Science

RAS ID

1741

Comments

This conference paper was originally published as: Caulfield, C.W., & Maj, S. P. (2001). A case for systems thinking and system dynamics. Proceedings of 2001 IEEE International Conference on Systems, Man and Cybernetics. (pp. 2793-2798). Tucson, USA. IEEE. Original article available here

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Abstract

Systems thinking is a way of thinking that focuses on the relationships between the parts forming a purposeful whole. System dynamics is concerned with building computer models of complex problem situations and then experimenting with and studying the behaviour of these models over time. This paper is a review of systems thinking that considers its unique history and influences, paradigms and methodologies, and presents a case for the system dynamics methodology as the best tool for the most diverse range of problem situations

DOI

10.1109/ICSMC.2001.971932

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10.1109/ICSMC.2001.971932