Using System Dynamics in Business Simulation Training Games Essay

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Using System Dynamics in Business Simulation Training Games by Jennifer Ching-Wen Han Submitted to the Department of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science in Partial Fulfillment of the Requirements for the Degree of Masters of Engineering in Electrical Engineering and Computer Science at the MASSACHUSETTS INSTITUTE OF TECHNOLOGY May 9th, 1997 © Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 1997. All Rights Reserved.

Au th or ............................................................................. Departmenft-f Electrical Engineering and Computer Science May 9th, 1997 Certified by .... .................................. ................... Richard C. Larson _Th sis Supervisor

Accepted by ........

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The Abdel-Hamid model is well tested and accepted. However it does not meet all of ACE's requirements for their game engine, PERIOD 1. ACE sent a list of initial design suggestions for this engine. These potential variable and structural changes to the base model will be discussed in this thesis. Thesis Supervisor: Richard C. Larson Title: Professor of Electrical Engineering

Acknowledgments

This thesis is dedicated to my parents Shih-Ping and Winnie Han. I would not have been able to make it through these five years without their love, encouragement, and confidence in me. I would like to thank my thesis advisor Professor Richard Larson for his support on my thesis project. He presented me with many opportunities to learn new skills throughout this project from supervising undergraduate students to giving presentations to managing my time more effectively. I sincerely appreciate all of his feedback regarding my thesis and my ACE and MasterWorks presentations. I would also like to thank my advisors Professor Steven Lerman and Professor John Sterman, who have both helped me considerably on my thesis. I would like to thank Tom Long of Andersen Consulting Education for his continued interest and funding of this

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