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"Jay W. Forrester"
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Post by "Jay W. Forrester" » Tue Dec 22, 1998 11:21 am

Information on System Dynamics

Jay W. Forrester

November 9, 1998

<bold><bigger>Note: The publisher for the books listed below has
changed from Productivity Press to Pegasus

To order the system dynamics bibliography of over 4100 entries,=20

specify IBM type PC, or Macintosh

Send $35 in US$ drawn on a US bank to:

System Dynamics Society

Roberta Spencer, Executive Director

Milne 300--Rockefeller College

State University at Albany

Albany, NY 12222 USA

tel: 1-518-442-3865=DD =20

fax: 518-442-3398


Three formats are available:

1. For Endnote, a very effective bibliography software available for
either Macintosh or PC from:

Niles & Associates, Inc

800 Jones St.

Berkeley, CA 94710 USA

Tel: 510-559-8592

Fax: 510-559-8683


I use Endnote and recommend it and use it to search for the

2. An exported version with field delimiters that presumably can be
loaded into some other kind of database.

3. A listing that one can look at in a word processor and do some
simple finding operations.

The bibliography can also be downloaded from:


The publications list of the System Dynamics Group at MIT is available
on the web as an Adobe Acrobat document from:



Membership in the System Dynamics Society and subscription to the
System Dynamics Review =20

are US$80 per year for regular members

and US$40 for students. =20

Send application to:

John Wiley & Sons

Periodicals Division, System Dynamics Review

P.O. Box 7247 8491

Philadelphia, PA 19170

or to

John Wiley & Sons

Journals Administration, System Dynamics Review

1 Oldlands Way

Bognor Regis

West Sussex PO22 9SA

To contact the office of the System Dynamics Society and to order
copies of the "Beer Game" group simulation exercise:

tel: 1-518-442-3865 =20

fax: 518-442-3398




There is a system dynamics discussion group on the Internet.

To join, send email to:

In the body of the message, enter the following two lines:

Subscribe system-dynamics


More system dynamics information is available at:


The next annual international conference of the System Dynamics Society
will be in New Zealand, July 20-23, 1999. Write to the System Dyanmics

System Dynamics Society

Roberta Spencer, Executive Director

Milne 300--Rockefeller College

State University at Albany

Albany, NY 12222 USA

tel: 1-518-442-3865=DD =20

fax: 518-442-3398



Many of the major system dynamics books are available from:

Pegasus Communications, Inc.

One Moody Street

Waltham, MA 02453-5339

Within the U.S


fax: 1-800-701-7083

Outside the U.S.

tel: 617-398-9700

fax: 617-894-7175

Web page:

Alfeld, Louis Edward, and Alan K. Graham. 1976. Introduction to Urban
Dynamics. Portland, OR: Productivity Press. 333 pp.=20


=46orrester, Jay W. 1961. Industrial Dynamics. Portland, OR: Productivity
Press. 464 pp. =20

=46orrester, Jay W. 1968. Principles of Systems. (2nd ed.). Portland, OR:
Productivity Press. 391 pp.


=46orrester, Jay W. 1969. Urban Dynamics. Portland, OR: Productivity
Press. 285 pp. =20

=46orrester, Jay W. 1971. World Dynamics. (1973 second ed.). Portland,
OR: Productivity Press. 144 pp. Second edition has an added chapter on
physical vs. social limits.

=46orrester, Jay W. 1975. Collected Papers of Jay W. Forrester. Portland,
OR: Productivity Press. 284 pp

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=46orrester, Nathan B. 1973. The Life Cycle of Economic Development.
Portland, OR: Productivity Press. 194 pp.


Goodman, Michael R. 1974. Study Notes in System Dynamics. Portland, OR:
Productivity Press. 388 pp. =20

Lyneis, James M. 1980. Corporate Planning and Policy Design: A System
Dynamics Approach. Portland, OR: Productivity Press. 520 pp.=20


Mass, Nathaniel J., ed., 1974. Readings in Urban Dynamics: Volume I,
Portland, OR: Productivity Press, 303 pp.


Mass, Nathaniel J. 1975. Economic Cycles: An Analysis of Underlying
Causes. Portland, OR: Productivity Press. 185 pp.


Meadows, Dennis L. 1970. Dynamics of Commodity Production Cycles.
Portland, OR: Productivity Press. 104 pp.=20


Meadows, Dennis L., et al. 1974. Dynamics of Growth in a Finite World.
Portland, OR: Productivity Press. 637 pp.=20


Meadows, Dennis L., and Donella H. Meadows, ed., 1973. Toward Global
Equilibrium: Collected Papers, Portland, OR: Productivity Press, 358

Morecroft, John D. W., and John D. Sterman, ed., (1994). Modeling for
Learning Organizationa, Portland, OR: Productivity Press, 400 pp.

Randers, Jorgen, ed., 1980. Elements of the System Dynamics Method,
Portland, OR: Productivity Press, 488 pp. =20

Richardson, George P., and Alexander L. Pugh III. 1981. Introduction to
System Dynamics Modeling with DYNAMO. Portland, OR: Productivity Press.
413 pp. =20

Roberts, Edward B. 1978. Managerial Applications of System Dynamics.
Portland, OR: Productivity Press. 562 pp.


Roberts, Nancy, David Andersen, Ralph Deal, Michael Garet, William
Shaffer. 1983. Introduction to Computer Simulation: A System Dynamics
Modeling Approach. Portland OR: Productivity Press, 562 pages


Schroeder, Walter W., III, Robert E. Sweeney, and Louis Edward Alfeld,
ed., 1975. Readings in Urban Dynamics: Volume 2, Portland, OR:
Productivity Press, 305 pp. =20


Books from other publishers include:

Coyle, R. G., 1996. System Dynamics Modelling--A Practical Approach,=20
London: Chapman & Hall. 413 pp. =20

Mandinach, Ellen B., and Hugh F. Cline, 1994. Classroom Dynamics:=20
Implementing a Technology-Based Learning Environment, Hillsdale, NJ:
Lawrence Erlbaum Associates. 211 pp. =20

Richardson, George P., 1991. Feedback Thought in Social Science and
Systems Theory, Philadelphia, PA: University of Pennsylvania Press.
374 pp. =20

Richardson, George P., 1996. Modelling for Management: Simulation in
Support of Systems Thinking, Brookfield, Vt.: Dartmouth Publishing.
493 & 447 pp.


A self-study guide to system dynamics, called "Road Maps," is available
for downloading from:

or in paper copy from:

Creative Learning Exchange

Ms. Lees Stuntz, Director

1 Keefe Road

Acton, MA 01720, USA

tel: 1-508-287-0070

fax: 1-508-287-0080=20



=46or those wanting information on introducing system dynamics in
kindergarten through 12th grade education:=20

1. The Creative Learning Exchange is a nonprofit foundation that acts
as a clearinghouse to provide information on system dynamics in
precollege education and to help teachers share their experiences.=20
They can be reached at:

Creative Learning Exchange

Ms. Lees Stuntz, Director

1 Keefe Road

Acton, MA 01720, USA

tel: 1-978-287-0070

fax: 1-978-287-0080=20


2. The System Dynamics in Education Project at MIT has a web page with
links to pages at other K-12 activities:

3. The FTP site for many of the papers on curriculum is

4. An internet discussion group on K-12 issues related to system
dynamics is: =20

To subscribe, send a note to:

Please provide the following information:

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5. The summer 93 issue of the System Dynamics Review, vol 9 no. 2,
was a special issue on "Systems thinking in education" It contains
many interesting pieces including reports from the field by teachers.


There are now three good software packages for system dynamics. You
can request information:


STELLA for Macintosh or PC:

High Performance Systems

45 Lyme Road, Suite #300

Hanover, NH 03755, USA

Phone: 1-603-643-9636 customer support

tel: 1-800-332-1202 product inquiries

fax: 1-603-643-9502



Powersim for PC:

Powersim Corporation

1175 Herndon Parkway Suite 600

Herndon, VA 20170

Phone: (703) 481-1270

=46ax: (703) 481-1271


Norway Address:

Powersim AS

PO Box 206

N-5100 Isdalst=F8

Phone: +47 56 34 24 00

=46ax: +47 56 34 24 01



Vensim for PC or Macintosh:

Ventana Systems, Inc.

60 Jacob Gates Road

Harvard MA 01451, USA

tel: 1-617-489-5249

fax: 1-617-489-53316


A "Personal Learning Edition" of Vensim can be downloaded free from:

the manual is at:



System Dynamics information =20


Jay W. Forrester

Professor of Management, Emeritus

and Senior Lecturer, Sloan School

Massachusetts Institute of Technology

Room E60-389

Cambridge, MA 02139

tel: 617-253-1571

fax: 617-258-9405 =20