System Dynamics Methods in Complex Project Management

  • Kenneth G. Cooper
Part of the NATO ASI Series book series (NSPS, volume 17)


A brief introduction to system dynamics modeling as related to the conditions, problems and phenomena of complex project performance and management. Increasing numbers of applications of system dynamics modeling and analysis methods to different kinds of project are reviewed; they provide the basis for an experience-based diagnosis of common project problems


System Dynamic Model Work Quality Complex Project Counterintuitive Effect Considerable Morale 
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© Springer Science+Business Media Dordrecht 1997

Authors and Affiliations

  • Kenneth G. Cooper
    • 1
  1. 1.CambridgeUSA

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