IJIMT 2014 Vol.5(4): 273-279 ISSN: 2010-0248
DOI: 10.7763/IJIMT.2014.V5.526

Using Scripts for the Construction of Management Simulation Models in the Context of Multi-Agency Engagement

David Carter, Jonathan Moizer, and Shaofeng Liu
Abstract— For a solo researcher barriers have existed in how group model building scripts can be easily facilitated for those participating from multiple agencies to engage in producing convincing models. Overcoming these barriers enables System Dynamics to reach prospective beneficiaries who may not have considered modelling as a means of addressing dynamically complex, multi-faceted issues that are widespread in community healthcare. This paper aims to improve script selection, achieving effective results for participants involved in validating multi-agent, policy alternatives. By studying targeted elicitation techniques from system dynamics and elsewhere, it is possible to shed light on how learning from scripts for modelling in system dynamics can inform other problem structuring methods for engaging management decision makers.

Index Terms— Group model building, scripts pilot, multi-agency engagement.

The authors are with the Graduate School of Management, Plymouth University, UK (e-mail: david.carter@plymouth.ac.uk, jmoizer@plymouth.ac.uk, shaofeng.liu@plymouth.ac.uk).

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Cite: David Carter, Jonathan Moizer, and Shaofeng Liu, " Using Scripts for the Construction of Management Simulation Models in the Context of Multi-Agency Engagement," International Journal of Innovation, Management and Technology vol. 5, no. 4, pp. 273-279, 2014.

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