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Environment, Business, and Health Care Prevail: A Comprehensive, Systematic Review of System Dynamics Application Domains

Faculty of Informatics and Management, University of Hradec Kralove, Rokitanskeho 62, 50003 Hradec Kralove, Czech Republic
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Academic Editor: Oz Sahin
Received: 6 April 2021 / Revised: 18 April 2021 / Accepted: 20 April 2021 / Published: 21 April 2021
(This article belongs to the Collection System Dynamics)
System dynamics, as a methodology for analyzing and understanding various types of systems, has been applied in research for several decades. We undertook a review to identify the latest application domains and map the realm of system dynamics. The systematic review was conducted according to the PRISMA methodology. We analyzed and categorized 212 articles and found that the vast majority of studies belong to the fields of business administration, health, and environmental research. Altogether, 20 groups of modeling and simulation topics can be recognized. System dynamics is occasionally supported by other modeling methodologies such as the agent-based modeling approach. There are issues related to published studies mostly associated with testing of validity and reasonability of models, leading to the development of predictions that are not grounded in verified models. This study contributes to the development of system dynamics as a methodology that can offer new ideas, highlight limitations, or provide analogies for further research in various research disciplines. View Full-Text
Keywords: system dynamics; systematic review; environment; health; business; causal-loop diagram; stock-and-flow diagram; testing system dynamics; systematic review; environment; health; business; causal-loop diagram; stock-and-flow diagram; testing
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Zanker, M.; Bureš, V.; Tučník, P. Environment, Business, and Health Care Prevail: A Comprehensive, Systematic Review of System Dynamics Application Domains. Systems 2021, 9, 28. https://0-doi-org.brum.beds.ac.uk/10.3390/systems9020028

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Zanker M, Bureš V, Tučník P. Environment, Business, and Health Care Prevail: A Comprehensive, Systematic Review of System Dynamics Application Domains. Systems. 2021; 9(2):28. https://0-doi-org.brum.beds.ac.uk/10.3390/systems9020028

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Zanker, Marek, Vladimír Bureš, and Petr Tučník. 2021. "Environment, Business, and Health Care Prevail: A Comprehensive, Systematic Review of System Dynamics Application Domains" Systems 9, no. 2: 28. https://0-doi-org.brum.beds.ac.uk/10.3390/systems9020028

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