Network Analysis, Creative System Modelling and Decision Support: The NetSyMoD Approach

40 Pages Posted: 4 Apr 2006  

Carlo Giupponi

Ca Foscari University of Venice - Dipartimento di Economia

Roberta Camera

Fondazione Eni Enrico Mattei (FEEM)

Anita Fassio

Fondazione Eni Enrico Mattei (FEEM)

Anna Lasut

Fondazione Eni Enrico Mattei (FEEM)

Jaroslav Mysiak

Fondazione Eni Enrico Mattei (FEEM)

Alessandra Sgobbi

Fondazione Eni Enrico Mattei (FEEM) ; Centro Euro-Mediterraneo per i Cambiamenti Climatici (CMCC)

Date Written: March 2006

Abstract

This paper presents the NetSyMoD approach - where NetSyMod stands for Network Analysis - Creative System Modelling - Decision Support. It represents the outcome of several years of research at FEEM in the field of natural resources management, environmental evaluation and decision-making, within the Natural Resources Management Research Programme. NetSyMoD is a flexible and comprehensive methodological framework, which uses a suite of support tools, aimed at facilitating the involvement of stakeholders or experts in decision-making processes. The main phases envisaged for the process are: (i) the identification of relevant actors, (ii) the analysis of social networks, (iii) the creative system modelling and modelling of the reality being considered (i.e. the local socio-economic and environmental system), and (iv) the analysis of alternative options available for the management of the specific case (e.g. alternative projects, plans, strategies). The strategies for participation are necessarily context-dependent, and thus not all the NetSyMod phases may be needed in every application. Furthermore, the practical solutions for their implementation may significantly differ from one case to another, depending not only on the context, but also on the available resources (human and financial). The various applications of NetSyMoD have nonetheless in common the same approach for problem analysis and communication within a group of actors, based upon the use of creative thinking techniques, the formalisation of human-environment relationships through the DPSIR framework, and the use of multi-criteria analysis through the mDSS software.

Keywords: Social Network, Integrated Analysis, Participatory Modelling, Decision Support

JEL Classification: Q01, Q25, Q28, Q5

Suggested Citation

Giupponi, Carlo and Camera, Roberta and Fassio, Anita and Lasut, Anna and Mysiak, Jaroslav and Sgobbi, Alessandra, Network Analysis, Creative System Modelling and Decision Support: The NetSyMoD Approach (March 2006). FEEM Working Paper No. 46.2006. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=893040 or http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.893040

Carlo Giupponi (Contact Author)

Ca Foscari University of Venice - Dipartimento di Economia ( email )

Cannaregio 873
Venice, 30121
Italy

Roberta Camera

Fondazione Eni Enrico Mattei (FEEM) ( email )

C.so Magenta 63
Milano, 20123
Italy

Anita Fassio

Fondazione Eni Enrico Mattei (FEEM) ( email )

Campo S. M. Formosa, Castello 5252
Venezia, 30122
Italy
+39 0412711403 (Phone)
+39 042711461 (Fax)

Anna Lasut

Fondazione Eni Enrico Mattei (FEEM) ( email )

Corso Magenta 63
20123 Milan
Italy

Jaroslav Mysiak

Fondazione Eni Enrico Mattei (FEEM) ( email )

C.so Magenta 63
Milano, 20123
Italy

Alessandra Sgobbi

Fondazione Eni Enrico Mattei (FEEM) ( email )

Corso Magenta 63
20123 Milan
Italy

Centro Euro-Mediterraneo per i Cambiamenti Climatici (CMCC) ( email )

Viale Gallipoli, 49
Lecce, 73100
Italy

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