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On a resurgence of management simulations and games

Lane, David C. (1995) On a resurgence of management simulations and games. Journal of the Operational Research Society, 46 (5). pp. 604-625. ISSN 0160-5682

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Identification Number: 10.1057/jors.1995.86


The past few years have seen a significant resurgence of interest in ‘management games’ and ‘management flight simulators’, one particularly active source of such work being the system dynamics community. After proposing a distinction between games and simulations, this paper provides some background to these developments by briefly describing the historical roots of the field and the fundamental ideas of the system dynamics community, which are now giving rise to ‘microworlds’. The training advantages of management simulations and games are then discussed. The paper closes with a note on the research and findings of the system dynamics field and by offering some words of warning on the perils of simulation and game use. Two scenarios for how the use of simulations and games as management education devices might develop in the future are proposed. An Appendix describes five examples of very different types of management simulations and games.

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Additional Information: © 1995 Operational Research Society
Divisions: LSE
Subjects: H Social Sciences > HD Industries. Land use. Labor > HD28 Management. Industrial Management
Date Deposited: 11 Aug 2008 16:14
Last Modified: 13 Jul 2024 18:57

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