Bibliographic Updates: Recent Journal Articles Related to System Dynamics

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Entries are now listed with the most recent submissions at the top of the list.
Added October 2017

Natural Resource Management: Contributions of System Dynamics to Research, Policy and Implementation: Selected Papers from the Seventh European System Dynamics Workshop, at Bergen University, Norway. Special Edition of the International Journal Systems Research and Behavioral Science. edited by David C. Lane and Birgit Kopainsky. 4 vols. Vol. 34, 2017.

Lane, David C. “‘Behavioural System Dynamics’: A Very Tentative and Slightly Sceptical Map of the Territory.” Systems Research and Behavioral Science 34, no. 4 (2017): 414-23.

Lane, David C. “‘Till the Muddle in My Mind Have Cleared Awa’: Can We Help Shape Policy Using Systems Modelling? .” Systems Research and Behavioral Science 33, no. 5 (2016): 633-50.

Lane, David C., and Birgit Kopainsky. “(Editorial) Natural Resource Management: Contributions of System Dynamics to Research, Policy and Implementation “. Systems Research and Behavioral Science 34, no. 4 (2017): 378-85.

Lane, David C., and Birgit Kopainsky. (eds.). “Natural Resource Management: Contributions of System Dynamics to Research, Policy and Implementation: Selected Papers from the Seventh European System Dynamics Workshop, at Bergen University, Norway.”. Systems Research and Behavioral Science (Special issue) 34 (4) (2017).

Lane, David C., Ozge Pala, and Yaman Barlas. “Health, Demographic Change, and Well-Being: The European Union’s Horizon 2020 Program and System Dynamics: Selected Papers from the Sixth European System Dynamics Workshop, at Koç University, Istanbul, Turkey. Special Edition of the International Journal Systems Research and Behavioral Science.” Systems Research and Behavioral Science 32 (2015).

Lane, David C., Özge Pala, and Yaman Barlas. “Editorial – Health, Demographic Change, and Well-Being: The European Union’s Horizon 2020 Program and System Dynamics.” Systems Research and Behavioral Science 32 (2015): 407-13.

Lane, David C., and John Sterman. “A Model Simulator: The Lives of Jay W Forrester.” In OR59 Annual Conference – Keynote Papers, University of Loughborough, 12 – 14 September 2017, edited by D. Petrovic, 8-19. Birmingham: Birmingham: Operational Research Society, 2017.

Lane, D. C., and J. D. Sterman. “A Model Simulator: The Lives of Jay W Forrester.” Journal of Simulation (in press).

Fisher, Diana. “Reorganizing Algebraic Thinking: An Introduction to Dynamic System Modeling.” The Mathematics Enthusiast 14, no. 1-3 (2017): 347-70.

Morrow-Howell, Nancy, Cal J. Halvorsen, Peter Hovmand, Carmen Lee, and Ellis Ballard. “Conceptualizing Productive Engagement in a System Dynamics Framework.” Innovations in Aging 1, no. 1 (2017).


Added September 2017

Franco, Eduardo Ferreira, Kechi Hirama, and Marly M. Carvalho. “Applying System Dynamics Approach in Software and Information System Projects: A Mapping Study “. Information and Software Technology (2017).

Eker, Sibel, Nici Zimmermann, Shane Carnohan, and Mike Davies. “Participatory System Dynamics Modelling for Housing, Energy and Wellbeing Interactions.” Building Research and Information (2017): 1-17.


Added August 2017

Jalali, Mohammad S., Hazhir Rahmandad, Sally Lawrence Bullock, and Alice Ammerman. “Dynamics of Implementation and Maintenance of Organizational Health Interventions.” International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health 14, no. 8 (2017).

Benvenutti, Lívia Moraes Marques, Arthur Boeing Ribeiro, and Mauricio Uriona. “Long Term Diffusion Dynamics of Alternative Fuel Vehicles in Brazil.” Journal of Cleaner Production 164 (2017): 1571-85.

Collste, David , Matteo Pedercini, and Sarah E. Cornell. “Policy Coherence to Achieve the Sdgs: Using Integrated Simulation Models to Assess Effective Policies.” Sustainability Science (2017): 1-11.

King, Leanna M., S. P. Simonovic, and D. N. D. Hartford. “Using System Dynamics Simulation for Assessment of Hydropower System.” Accepted Article. In Water Resources Research, 2017.


Added July 2017

Gerber, Andreas. “Why Do Some Food Availability Policies Fail? A Simulation Approach to Understanding Food Production Systems in South-East Africa.” Systems Research and Behavioral Science 34, no. 4 (2017): 386-400.

Herrera, Hugo. “From Metaphor to Practice: Operationalizing the Analysis of Resilience Using System Dynamics Modelling.” Systems Research and Behavioral Science 34, no. 4 (2017): 444-62.

Lane, David C., and Birgit Kopainsky. “Natural Resource Management: Contributions of System Dynamics to Research, Policy and Implementation.” Systems Research and Behavioral Science 34, no. 4 (2017): 378-85.

Morecroft, John D. W. “Enduring Feedback Structure and Long-Term Futures for the Upstream Oil Industry.” Systems Research and Behavioral Science 34, no. 4 (2017): 494-509.

Saysel, Ali Kerem. “Role of Information Feedback in Soil Nitrogen Management: Results from a Dynamic Simulation Game.” Systems Research and Behavioral Science 34, no. 4 (2017): 424-39.

Stouten, Hendrik, Hans Polet, Aimé Heene, and Xavier Gellynck. “Learning from Collaboratively Playing with Simulation Models in Policy Making: An Experimental Evaluation in Fisheries Management.” Systems Research and Behavioral Science 34, no. 4 (2017): 403-13.

Strohhecker, Jürgen. “Back to Bergen, Norway, Where System Dynamics Has a Stable and Cosy Home.” Systems Research and Behavioral Science 34, no. 4 (2017): 514-17.

Ulli-Beer, Silvia, Merla Kubli, Juliana Zapata, Michael Wurzinger, Jörg Musiolik, and Bettina Furrer. “Participative Modelling of Socio-Technical Transitions: Why and How Should We Look Beyond the Case-Specific Energy Transition Challenge?”. Systems Research and Behavioral Science 34, no. 4 (2017): 469-88.

Matthew, George Jr., William J. Nuttall, Ben Mestel, and Laurence C. Dooley. “A Dynamic Simulation of Low-Carbon Policy Influences on Endogenous Electricity Demand in an Isolated Island System.” Energy Policy 109 (2017): 121-31.

Kilinc, Mehmet Serdar, and Ashlea Bennett Milburn. “A Study of Home Telehealth Diffusion among Us Home Healthcare Agencies Using System Dynamics.” IIE Transactions on Healthcare Systems Engineering (2016): 140-61.


Updated Information for references other than journal articles

Homer, Jack. More Models That Matter: System Dynamics Writings 2011-2017. Grapeseed Press, 2017.

Lane, David C., and John D. Sterman. “Jay Wright Forrester.” In National Academy of Engineering Memorial Tributes. in press.

Lane, David, Eileen Munro, and Elke Husemann. “The Child Protection Jigsaw.” Impact, 2016.

Lane, David. “Modelling the Foodborne Transmission Mechanisms for Norovirus: A Study for the Food Standards Agency.” Food Standards Agency, 2014.

Bartelet, Henry A. Coral Reef Dynamics. 2017.

B., Morrison J., and R. Oliva. “Integration of Behavioral and Operational Elements through System Dynamics.” In The Handbook of Behavioral Operations, edited by Donohue K., E. Katok and S. Leider. Wiley, 2017.

Qudrat-Ullah, Hassan , and Peter Tsasis, eds. Innovative Healthcare Systems for the 21st Century, Understanding Complex Systems: Springer International Publishing, 2017.

Hawken, Paul ed. Drawdown—the Most Comprehensive Plan Ever Proposed to Reverse Global Warming: Penguin Books, 2017.

Maani, Kambiz. Multi-Stakeholder Decision Making for Complex Problems— a Systems Thinking Approach with Cases. 2016.

Stave, Krystyna, Goraw Goshu Yemer, and Shimelis Aynalem, eds. Social and Ecological System Dynamics: Characteristics, Trends, and Integration in the Lake Tana Basin, Ethiopia. 1 ed, Aess Interdisciplinary Environmental Studies and Sciences Series: Springer International Publishing, 2017.

Videira, Nuno, Paula Antunes, and Rui Santo. “Participatory Modelling in Ecological Economics: Lessons from Practice.” Chap. 35 In Routledge Handbook of Ecological Economics: Nature and Society, edited by Clive L. Splash. 522, 2017.

Videira, Nuno, Paula Antunes, and Rui Santos. “Engaging Stakeholders in Environmental and Sustainability Decisions with Participatory System Dynamics Modeling.” In Environmental Modelling with Stakeholders: Theory Methods and Applications, edited by S Gray, M. Paolisso, R. Jordan and S. Gray. 241-65, 2017.

Ghosh, Asish. Dynamic Systems for Everyone. 2 ed. Switzerland: Springer International Publishing, 2017. doi:10.1007/978-3-319-43943-3_1