Jay Forrester Professor of Management and Engineering Systems; director, System Dynamics Group; chair, MIT Sloan Master's Program
areas of expertise: business schools, business education, change management, energy, environment (climate policy), executive education, managing change, organizational behavior, organizational change, organizational learning, simulation, socially responsible business, strategy, supply chain management, system dynamics (business process modeling, nonlinear dynamics), sustainability, total quality management, management science (ms), biofuels, climate change, global sustainability, global warming politics, oil/gas exploration and production, public attitudes, transportation
John D. Sterman is the Jay W. Forrester Professor of Management at the MIT Sloan School of Management and director of MIT's System Dynamics Group. His research includes systems thinking and organizational learning, computer simulation of corporate strategy and public policy issues, and environmental sustainability. He is the author of many scholarly and popular articles on the challenges and opportunities facing organizations today, including the book Modeling for Organizational Learning, and the award-winning textbook Business Dynamics.
Sterman's research centers on improving decision making in complex systems, including corporate strategy and operations, energy policy, public health, environmental sustainability, and climate change. He has pioneered the development of "management flight simulators" of corporate and economic systems. These flight simulators are now used by corporations, universities and governments around the world. His research ranges from the dynamics of organizational change and the implementation of sustainable improvement programs to climate change and the implementation of policies to promote a sustainable world.
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