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Title: Which is more appropriate: a multi-perspective comparison between systems dynamics and discrete event simulation
Authors: Eldabi, T
Keywords: System dynamics;Discrete event simulation;Healthcare decision Making;Comparison
Issue Date: 2008
Citation: European and Mediterranean Conference on Information Systems (EMCIS 2008), Dubai, United Arab Emirates, 2008
Abstract: System Dynamics (SD) and Discrete Event Simulation (DES) are two established simulation tech-niques for simulating the dynamics of a system. Both have been widely used in modelling business de-cisions. This paper presents meta-comparison between the two approaches based on literature survey. Upon reviewing the existing literature it has been identified that existing comparisons could be classi-fied under three main perspectives: Systems perspective, Problems perspective and Methodology per-spective. The nature of system and nature of problem have been argued as primary factors for decid-ing modelling methodology. Therefore SD and DES comparisons have been classified on the basis of systems, problems and inherent aspects and capabilities of both modelling methods. It has been ar-gued that development of sound models need fit between system, problem and methodology. The suc-cess of model depends on it’s technical soundness as well as it’s successful implementation. In order to develop successful models this vision has been further extended to incorporate stakeholders, re-sources and time.
URI: http://www.iseing.org/emcis/emcis2008/_private/Accepted%20Refereed%20papers.htm
http://bura.brunel.ac.uk/handle/2438/8487
ISBN: 978-1-902316-58-1
Appears in Collections:Business and Management
Brunel Business School Research Papers

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