System Dynamics

Publications and Working Papers

The faculty of the MIT System Dynamics group research how modeling and simulations can be applied to business, economics, decision decision-making, organizational sciences, policy-making and legislation, social sciences, and system sciences. Below are samples of their research.

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David R. Keith

David R. Keith

Mitsui Career Development Professor

Featured Publications

"Gas Anxiety and the Charging Choices of Plug-in Hybrid Electric Vehicle Drivers."

Ge, Yanbo, Don MacKenzie, and David R. Keith. Transportation Research Part D: Transport and Environment. Forthcoming.

"Supply Constraints and Waitlists in New Production Diffusion."

Keith, David R., John D. Sterman, and Jeroen Struben. System Dynamics Review No. 3-4 (2017): 254-279.

"Driving the Future: A Management Flight Simulator of the US Automobile Market."

Keith, David R., Sergey Naumov, and John Sterman. Simulation and Gaming Vol. 48, No. 6 (2017): 735-769.

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Hazhir Rahmandad

Hazhir Rahmandad

Featured Publications

"Making the Numbers? 'Short Termism' and the Puzzle of Only Occasional Disasters."

Rahmandad, Hazhir, Nelson Repenning, and Rebecca Henderson. Management Science Vol. 64, No. 3 (2018): 1328-1347. Online Appendix. Download Paper.

"A Flexible Method for Aggregation of Prior Statistical Findings."

Rahmandad, Hazhir, Mohammad S. Jalali, and Kamran Paynabar. PLoS One Vol. 12, No. 4 (2017): e0175111.

"Capability Erosion Dynamics."

Rahmandad, Hazhir and Nelson P. Repenning. Strategic Management Journal Vol. 37, No. 4 (2016): 649-672.

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Nelson P. Repenning

Nelson P. Repenning

School of Management Distinguished Professor of System Dynamics and Organization Studies

Featured Publications

"Making the Numbers? 'Short Termism' and the Puzzle of Only Occasional Disasters."

Rahmandad, Hazhir, Nelson Repenning, and Rebecca Henderson. Management Science Vol. 64, No. 3 (2018): 1328-1347. Online Appendix. Download Paper.

"Pull for Knowledge Work."

Dodge, Sheila, Timothy De Smet, James Meldrim, Niall Lennon, Danielle Perrin, Steve Ferriera, Zachary Leber, Dennis Friedrich, Stacey Gabriel, Eric S. Lander, Don Kieffer, and Nelson Repenning, MIT Sloan Working Paper 5380-18. Cambridge, MA: MIT Sloan School of Management, April 2018.

"Agile for Everyone Else: Using Triggers and Checks to Create Agility Outside of Software Development."

Repenning, James, Don Keifer, and Nelson Repenning, MIT Sloan Working Paper 5198-17. Cambridge, MA: MIT Sloan School of Management, June 2017.

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Steven Spear

Steven Spear

Featured Publications

"Fast Discovery."

Steven J. Spear. London, UK: January 2017.

"Ambiguity and Workarounds as Contributors to Medical Error."

Spear, Steven J., and Mark Schmidhofer. Annals of Internal Medicine Vol. 142, No. 8 (2005): 627-630.

"Beyond the Jargon: Architecture, Process, and Clinical Care."

McGuire, Kevin J., and Steven J. Spear. Spine Vol. 40, No. 16 (2015): 1243-1246.

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John D. Sterman

John D. Sterman

Jay W. Forrester Professor of Management

Featured Publications

"A Model Simulator: The Lives of Jay W. Forrester."

Lane, David C., and John D. Sterman. Journal of Simulation. Forthcoming.

"Jay Wright Forrester."

Lane, David, and John D. Sterman. In National Academy of Engineering Memorial Tributes, Washington, DC: National Academies Press, Forthcoming.

"Special Issue: System Dynamics at Sixty."

Sterman, John D., and Nelson Repenning (Eds.). System Dynamics Review, Forthcoming.

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