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System Dynamics

Soft and Hard Operational Research

  • Martin Kunc

Part of the OR Essentials book series (ORESS)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xix
  2. M. Kunc
    Pages 1-29
  3. Applications of System Dynamics in Management

  4. Methodological Developments

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 163-163
    2. B. Dangerfield, Carole Roberts
      Pages 165-196
    3. R. G. Coyle
      Pages 197-218
    4. A. A. Syntetos, N. C. Georgantzas, J. E. Boylan, B. Dangerfield
      Pages 219-260
  5. Applications of System Dynamics at Industry Level

  6. System Dynamics in Healthcare

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 389-389
    2. D. C. Lane, E. Husemann
      Pages 391-415
    3. D. Evenden, P. R. Harper, S. C. Brailsford, V. Harindra
      Pages 417-445

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.


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Editors and affiliations

  • Martin Kunc
    • 1
  1. 1.Warwick Business SchoolUniversity of WarwickWarwickUnited Kingdom

About the editors

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.

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