Workshops, Papers and Presentations

 

Upcoming Workshop (July 2020, System Dynamics Society Conference)

Modeling Psycho-Social Dynamics. Gambardella, P. J., & Lounsbury, D. Many system dynamics models need psychological and sociological constructs to achieve their purpose. These constructs include intangibles like trust, motivation and morale. This workshop describes the modeling activities designed to transform these constructs into stock-and-flow structures.

Modeling-building activities in the workshop come from theory and case examples in David Diermeier’s book Reputation Rules (2011). Exercises will focus on modeling reputational dynamics of an organization. Relevant constructs include trust, moral outrage, empathy, expertise, transparency and commitment. The purpose of the model is to help companies to prepare for and handle a reputational crisis.  Workshop materials will appear here in June 2020.

Annotated Bibliography: Modeling Psychological and Sociological Dynamics (2019). Gambardella, P. J., & Lounsbury, D. (2019). The references in this annotated bibliography result from a comprehensive literature review. We conducted it while developing the workshop: “Modeling Psychological and Sociological Dynamics.” This is a working document since the list of references is evolving. Last update February 2019.

A Co-flow Structure for Goal-directed Internal Change (2017) Gambardella, P. J., D. E. Polk, D.W. Lounsbury, and R.L Levine. Systems Dynamics Review, Volume 33, No. 1, pages 34 -58 (January/March 2017).  A free version of this paper is available at the US National Library of Medicine website. An example of this co-flow structure appears in the “Modeling Psychological and Sociological Dynamics” workshop slides.

Previous Workshop (July 2017)

Modeling Psychological and Sociological Dynamics (2017). Gambardella, P. J., & Lounsbury, D. (2017). The slides of a workshop we presented at the International Conference of the System Dynamics Society on July 20, 2017. Associated Models and Supplementary Material. The models are in the Vensim and Stella applications. PDF of Slides. PDF of Slides and Note pages.

Papers

Interest Rates and Inflation: A Simple Model Predicting Interest Rate Behavior (2016) Coopersmith, M. and P. Gambardella (2016). PDF of Paper.

Corporate Training Dynamics and Insights (2013). Gambardella, P.J., Wainwright, C.,  Jones-Kelleher, Helen (2013).  Paper presented at the International Conference of the System Dynamics Society. PDF of Paper,   PDF of the Presentation. 

Application of strategy dynamics: Starbucks Corporationm (2009). Gambardella, P.J. (2009). Paper presented at the International Conference of the System Dynamics Society:     PDF of Paper,       PDF of the Presentation.

Related Book 

Systemic Coaching: Coaching the Whole Person with Meta-Coaching (2013). Hall, L. M. and P. J. Gambardella, Clifton, Neuro-Semantics Publications. This book applies System Thinking to Meta-Coaching. It uses causal loop diagrams (CLDs) from System Dynamics to better understand coaching sessions in Neuro-Semantics. (For more information, use this link to the International Society of Neuro-Semantics, or go to Amazon.com).

 

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