Jay W. Forrester Professor of Management
Professor of System Dynamics and Engineering Systems
Biography | Selected Publications
"Do Markets Mitigate Misperceptions of Feedback?" Kampmann, Christian E., and John D. Sterman. System Dynamics Review. 2014. (2014)
"Management Flight Simulators to Support Climate Negotiations." Sterman, John D., Thomas Fiddaman, Travis Franck, Andrew Jones, Stephanie McCauley, Philip Rice, Elizabeth Sawin, and Lori Siegel (2013). Environmental Modelling and Software 44 (June): 122-135 (2013)
"Order Stability in Supply Chains: The Impact of Coordination Stock." Croson, Rachel T. A., Karen Lisa Donohue, Elena Katok, and John D. Sterman (2013). Production and Operations Management 23(2): 176-196 (2013)
"Reporting Guidelines for Simulation-based Research in Social Sciences." Rahmandad, Hazhir, and Sterman, John D (2012). System Dynamics Review 28(4): 396-411. (2012)
"Climate Interactive: The C-ROADS Climate Policy Model." Sterman, John D., Thomas Fiddaman, Travis Franck, Andrew Jones, Stephanie McCauley, Philip Rice, Elizabeth Sawin and Lori Siegel (2012). System Dynamics Review 28(3): 295-305 (2012)
"Communicating Climate Change Risks in a Skeptical World." Sterman, John D (2011). Climatic Change 108: 811-826 (2011)
"Does formal system dynamics training improve people's understanding of accumulation?" Sterman, John D (2010). System Dynamics Review, 26(4): 316-334. (2010)
"Why Don't Well-Educated Adults Understand Accumulation? A Challenge to Researchers, Educators, and Citizens." Cronin, Matthew A., Cleotilde Gonzalez, and John D. Sterman (2009). Organizational Behavior and Human Decision Processes. 108, 116-130. (2009)
"Heterogeneity and Network Structure in the Dynamics of Diffusion: Comparing Agent-Based and Differential Equation Models." Rahmandad, Hazhir, and John D. Sterman. Management Science, 54(5). 998-1014. (2008)
"Risk Communication on Climate: Mental Models and Mass Balance." John D. Sterman (2008). Science 322: 532-533. (2008)
"Transition challenges for alternative fuel vehicle and transportation systems." Struben, Jeroen. and John D. Sterman (2008). Environment and Planning B 35, 1070-1097. (2008)
"Adults' Mental Models of Climate Change Violate Conservation of Matter." Sterman, John D., and Linda Booth Sweeney (2007). Climatic Change 80(3-4). 213-238. (2007)
"Getting Big Too Fast: Strategic Dynamics with Increasing Returns and Bounded Rationality." Sterman, John D., Rebecca Henderson, Eric D. Beinhocker, and Lee I. Newman. Management Science 53(4), 683-696. (2007)
"Thinking about systems: Students' and their teachers' conceptions of natural and social systems." Sweeney, Linda Booth, and John D. Sterman (2007). System Dynamics Review 23(2-3): 285-312. 2007.
"The Impact of Endogenous Demand on Push-Pull Production Systems." Gonçalves, Paulo, Jim Hines, and John D. Sterman (2005). System Dynamics Review. 21(3), 187-216. (2005)
Instructor's Manual to Accompany Business Dynamics: Systems Thinking for a Complex World. John Sterman. Irwin/McGraw-Hill, 2001.
Sterman, John. Business Dynamics: Systems Thinking for a Complex World. Irwin/McGraw-Hill (textbook with CD-ROM; book website and curriculum resources at www.mhhe.com/sterman. [Winner, 2002 Jay W. Forrester Award.] Available in Chinese (2008), Czech (2005), Japanese (2009). (2000)
Modeling for Learning Organizations. Edited by John D. W. Morecroft and John Sterman. Portland, OR: Productivity Press, 1994.
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