System Dynamics for Industrial Engineers and Scientific Managers
Villaseñor Roldán, Roberto E.
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The purpose of this book is to make a contribution by further disseminating some systems thinking ideas; specifically, tenets and principles that have been nourished by the community of system dynamics practitioners. As a result, the book will explain to the reader that system dynamics is one systemic way to approach events, patterns and structures. System dynamics is both a philosophy and a practical approach that embrace short and long-term views (Meadows, 2008). It approaches real-world situations through models that could be individually or collectively constructed and simulated. It involves mental models and computer simulations.