System Dynamics Modelling and Simulation for Sociotechnical Transitions Research

Papachristos, G. 2018. System dynamics modelling and simulation for sustainability transition research, Environmental Innovation and Societal Transitions

Posted: 9 Nov 2018

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George Papachristos

Eindhoven University of Technology (TUE) - Department of Industrial Engineering and Innovation Sciences

Date Written: October 17, 2018

Abstract

Sociotechnical transitions is an emerging research area that uses several methods, amongst which case study and simulation models are often applied. This paper focuses on system dynamics modelling and simulation research and its potential contribution to transition research. Current system dynamics work comes from a wide range of disciplines and spans across the micro, meso, and macro levels which transitions are predominantly analysed along. This overlap carries considerable potential as a conceptual and theoretical basis for transition research. The paper explores this potential and provides a cursory exposition of system dynamics research and exemplary work that is directly relevant to transition research. It raises a number of points that indicate the potential of system dynamics for transition research in terms of methodology and case study research, the behavioral aspects of transitions, and particular subject areas that lie at the organizational field level: technology platforms, business models and organizational change.

Keywords: System Dynamics, Simulation Methods, Transitions, Sustainability

JEL Classification: C63

Suggested Citation

Papachristos, George, System Dynamics Modelling and Simulation for Sociotechnical Transitions Research (October 17, 2018). Papachristos, G. 2018. System dynamics modelling and simulation for sustainability transition research, Environmental Innovation and Societal Transitions, Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=3267848

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