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by Khalid Saeed
Tue Dec 28, 2004 3:51 pm
Forum: 2004
Topic: Models and Science
Replies: 20
Views: 25301

Models and Science

Tom Fiddaman, Mark Wallace and John Sterman have all touched on important aspects of intervention into environment. In my observation, the real problems is the misconception that environment is a weak and precariously balanced system that needs to be protected by man. It is often too late for us to ...
by Khalid Saeed
Thu Dec 09, 2004 7:43 pm
Forum: 2004
Topic: ANNOUNCE Economic Activity and Environmental Capacity Paper
Replies: 0
Views: 7668

ANNOUNCE Economic Activity and Environmental Capacity Paper

Dear colleagues, I'll be happy to supply an electronic reprint of the following paper if it interests you. Saeed, K. 2004. Designing an Environmental Mitigation Banking Institution for Linking the Size of Economic Activity to Environmental Capacity. Journal of Economic Issues. 38(4): 909-937 Send re...
by Khalid Saeed
Wed Nov 03, 2004 7:27 pm
Forum: 2004
Topic: ANNOUNCE Towards Sustainable Development is on line
Replies: 0
Views: 7514

ANNOUNCE Towards Sustainable Development is on line

Dear colleagues, The following book is now out of print, while I have received several queried from people wishing to get hold of a copy. Saeed, Khalid. 1998. Towards Sustainable Development, 2nd Edition: Essays on System Analysis of National Policy. Aldershot, England: Ashgate Publishing Company. I...
by Khalid Saeed
Wed Oct 13, 2004 6:07 pm
Forum: 2004
Topic: Dynamical Systems and System Dynamics ??
Replies: 12
Views: 10413

Dynamical Systems and System Dynamics ??

Colleagues, In terms of practice, I have following observations to make: 1. Model boundary: In case of dynamical systems modeling, the model boundary is often based on a specific complex pattern of deterministic behavior, such as bifurcation, chaos, oscillation, suspected to exist in a system. In ca...
by Khalid Saeed
Mon Sep 13, 2004 5:10 pm
Forum: 2004
Topic: Models of soil carbon cycle simulation for teaching
Replies: 2
Views: 6578

Models of soil carbon cycle simulation for teaching

Check out the following: Jones, D. K. 1984. Soil Nitrogen Dynamics. Masters Thesis. Hanover, NH: Thayer School of Engineering, Dartmouth College. As I recall, Barry Richmond supervised this thesis. Also see, Bach, N L, and Saeed, K. 1992. Food Self-sufficiency in Vietnam: a search for a viable solut...
by Khalid Saeed
Wed Nov 19, 2003 4:31 pm
Forum: 2003
Topic: Hiring Policy and Productivity
Replies: 1
Views: 7932

Hiring Policy and Productivity

Sawat, You might wish to talk to following resource persons closest to you: Dr.Sauwakon Ratanawijitrasin <rsauwako@chula.ac.th> at Chulalonkon university Dr. Orasa Suksawang <fsocoss@ku.ac.th> at Kasasart University Dr. Chirapol Santinawa at Mahidol university (I do not have his email address) Pleas...
by Khalid Saeed
Mon Nov 10, 2003 12:12 pm
Forum: 2003
Topic: Instability in Pull Systems (flexible kanbans)
Replies: 6
Views: 11032

Instability in Pull Systems (flexible kanbans)

One of my students did a masters thesis on this subject a long time ago (1986) at the Asian Institute of Technology. His thesis can be obtained from AIT libraries. The author is Tanvir Ahmad and the thesis number is: IE-86-3. His thesis title is: An assessment of the performance of just-in time prod...
by Khalid Saeed
Thu Jun 26, 2003 12:50 pm
Forum: 2003
Topic: Radzicki paper
Replies: 0
Views: 5444

Radzicki paper

Dear colleagues, The response to my announcement about Mike Radzickis paper has been overwhelming and I have already sent out about 50 copies of the paper. Please send additional requests for the paper and any questions on it directly to Mike at email: mjradz@WPI.EDU Thanks. Khalid Khalid Saeed Prof...
by Khalid Saeed
Tue Jun 24, 2003 1:53 pm
Forum: 2003
Topic: Interesting new paper
Replies: 0
Views: 5473

Interesting new paper

Dear colleagues, Following paper by my colleague Mike Radzicki should be of interest to many of us: Radzicki, Michael J. 2003. Mr. Hamilton, Mr. Forrester, and a Foundation for Evolutionary Economics. Journal of Economic Issues. 37(1). Let me know if you need an electronic reprint. Khalid Khalid Sae...
by Khalid Saeed
Thu May 29, 2003 6:42 pm
Forum: 2003
Topic: WPI new initiative in system dynamics
Replies: 0
Views: 5437

WPI new initiative in system dynamics

Dear Colleagues, As previously announced by Jim Hines, Im happy to make it official that arrangements are now complete at WPI to offer a Graduate Certificate in System Dynamics and an Interdisciplinary Masters degree in Systems Modeling. The certificate program, beginning with its first offerings on...
by Khalid Saeed
Tue May 27, 2003 10:33 am
Forum: 2003
Topic: Systems Dynamics Models for Higher Education
Replies: 6
Views: 7837

Systems Dynamics Models for Higher Education

Harriett, Following model might be of interest. Saeed, K. 1996. The Dynamics of Collegial Systems in the Developing Countries. Higher Education Policy. 9(1). Khalid From: Khalid Saeed <saeed@WPI.EDU> Khalid Saeed Professor and Department Head Social Science and Policy Studies Worcester Polytechnic I...
by Khalid Saeed
Fri May 09, 2003 2:42 pm
Forum: 2000
Topic: course material for adult education
Replies: 4
Views: 22318

Course material for adult education

One of my students helped develop and teach a course for high school Juniors and seniors at the Mass Academy. A report of his project including all the teaching materials and a journal reporting day by day experience will soon be available from WPI libraries. The course was taught in English. Khalid...
by Khalid Saeed
Sat Apr 26, 2003 12:10 pm
Forum: 2003
Topic: can system dynamics model learn
Replies: 5
Views: 6091

can system dynamics model learn

Dear colleagues, The discussion on model learning reminds me of a brief article titled "Minds over Methods" I wrote some seventeen years ago relating how my thinking transformed from working with Jay Forresters group. System dynamics models were meant originally to help us learn, not learn by themse...
by Khalid Saeed
Tue Apr 15, 2003 5:28 pm
Forum: 2003
Topic: Models for Electric Deregulation
Replies: 4
Views: 5914

Models for Electric Deregulation

Id highly recommend Andy Fords work on this subject, for which he has
received Jay Forrester award. Please check the SD bibiography as the
societys site.

Khalid
From: Khalid Saeed <saeed@WPI.EDU>
by Khalid Saeed
Mon Jun 24, 2002 10:16 am
Forum: 2002
Topic: Models with Sectors and Multiple Authors
Replies: 11
Views: 9623

Models with Sectors and Multiple Authors

Dear colleagues, As some one who has developed many "country-related" models, Id like to say that one must start with a clear articulation of a problem to identify the model boundary not with a model or submodels. The model representing a country-specific problem might share generic elements with an...
by Khalid Saeed
Wed Apr 24, 2002 10:28 am
Forum: 2002
Topic: Global Modeling
Replies: 3
Views: 8434

Global Modeling

Mr. Yucel, A paper I wrote some time ago in SDR on Global Trade Relations views North-South as a dual economics system. I think this is an interesting framework for analysing a wide range of North-South Issues although I would say that this is a framework, not the framework for such analyses. Id wou...
by Khalid Saeed
Wed Sep 05, 2001 10:56 am
Forum: 2001
Topic: Teaching accounting and financial concepts with
Replies: 0
Views: 6943

Teaching accounting and financial concepts with

Corporate Planning and Policy Design, A System Dynamics Approach by Jim Lyneis has an excellent basic model of a corporate accounting system. Khalid Saeed saeed@wpi.edu _____________________________________ Khalid Saeed Professor and Department Head Social Science and Policy Studies W. P. I., 100 In...
by Khalid Saeed
Fri Jul 20, 2001 2:11 pm
Forum: 2001
Topic: Tenure Track Faculty Opening in Economics/System Dynamics
Replies: 0
Views: 6603

Tenure Track Faculty Opening in Economics/System Dynamics

Tenure Track Faculty Opening in Economics/System Dynamics The Social Science and Policy Studies (SSPS) Department at WPI expects to fill a tenure track faculty position in Economics/System Dynamics in the academic year 2001-2002. The selected candidate will teach undergraduate courses in introductor...
by Khalid Saeed
Thu May 03, 2001 10:25 am
Forum: 2001
Topic: Fast demonstrations of complex behavior
Replies: 2
Views: 5864

Fast demonstrations of complex behavior

Bob, I always build a simple model of the game and experiment with it with class help when I debrief the game. In fact this debriefing is very helpful in laying out the key threads of the modeling practice. Surprisingly, going this route is also quite interesting and entertaining. I have also found ...
by Khalid Saeed
Thu Mar 22, 2001 12:12 pm
Forum: 2001
Topic: Communicating results to less educated people
Replies: 3
Views: 5902

Communicating results to less educated people

My former student Orasa Suksawang, who is currently a Professor at the Kasatsart Univ. in Bangkok, developed a system dynamics based computer game to blend with temple events and in Rural areas. This was very successful in educating the farmers. Orasa can be reached at Orasa Suksawang <fsocoss@ku.ac...
by Khalid Saeed
Thu Mar 08, 2001 1:14 pm
Forum: 2001
Topic: Urban infrastructure model
Replies: 1
Views: 5561

Urban infrastructure model

Xu Honggangs doctoral work at the Asian Institute of Technology addressed infrastructure policy in the developmental/poverty alleviation context. There are a few working papers in WPI-SSPS working paper series written by her since she completed a part of her work here. Complete documentation of her ...
by Khalid Saeed
Mon Feb 26, 2001 9:24 am
Forum: 2001
Topic: Sustainability and property rights?
Replies: 4
Views: 6454

Sustainability and property rights?

Property rights are not enough. Institutions concerned with maintenance of commons are a key to sustainablility. In instances, decay occurred when property rights were transferred to peasants while feudal institutions that previously maintained the common atrophied. A succinct documentation of actio...
by Khalid Saeed
Wed Nov 15, 2000 1:58 pm
Forum: 2000
Topic: course material for adult education
Replies: 4
Views: 22318

course material for adult education

Alfred, WPI has an undergraduate major in system dynamics that contains a variety of introductory and advanced level courses subsuming the topics that interest you. We have seven week terms and one can also enroll as a special student in any of the courses. Please check out our web site for the deta...
by Khalid Saeed
Wed Nov 08, 2000 9:39 am
Forum: 2000
Topic: Delays in SD modeling!!
Replies: 15
Views: 48113

Delays in SD modeling!!

See, of course, Sterman, John. 2000. Business Dynamics: Systems Thinking and Modeling for a Complex World. McGraw Hill for modeling delays and every thing else involved with system dynamics modeling. Khalid _____________________________________ Khalid Saeed Professor and Department Head Social Scien...
by Khalid Saeed
Wed Oct 11, 2000 9:55 am
Forum: 2000
Topic: Modeling of Illegal Logging?
Replies: 1
Views: 11576

Modeling of Illegal Logging?

Richard, Prof. Lee Peng Tan at the Univ of Malaysia has been addressing those issues ina macro-policy context. Lee Peng can be reached at g5tanlp@umcsd.um.edu.my. Khalid Saeed saeed@wpi.edu _____________________________________ Khalid Saeed Professor and Department Head Social Science and Policy Stu...