Company Management – System Dynamics II - NSWI104
Title in English: Řízení firem – Systémová dynamika II
Guaranteed by: Department of Theoretical Computer Science and Mathematical Logic (32-KTIML)
Faculty: Faculty of Mathematics and Physics
Actual: from 2015
Semester: summer
E-Credits: 3
Hours per week, examination: summer s.:0/2 C [hours/week]
Capacity: unlimited
Min. number of students: unlimited
State of the course: taught
Language: Czech
Teaching methods: full-time
Guarantor: doc. RNDr. Mirko Křivánek, CSc.
Class: Informatika Mgr. - volitelný
Classification: Informatics > Software Engineering
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Annotation -
Last update: T_KTI (11.05.2011)
Students will get the opportunity to learn and try more advanced applications of system dynamics in the area of dynamic simulation of company management and modeling of behavior of complex systems, using causal relationships and feedback. The style is interactive, based on syndicate and plenary discussions, solving and presenting case studies and managerial games.
Aim of the course -
Last update: T_KTI (10.05.2011)

To teach students to think about business, markets and companies as system dynamics models. At the end of semester students will be able to identify and explain various linkages and rules of system and support their arguments by dynamic simulations. Particularly they will get insights into company management issues.

Course completion requirements -
Last update: RNDr. Jan Hric (07.06.2019)

Oral exam

Literature -
Last update: T_KTI (10.05.2011)

John Morecroft: Strategic Modelling and Business Dynamics: A Feedback Systems Approach. Wiley, 2007.

John Sterman: Business Dynamics: Systems Thinking and Modeling for a Complex World. McGraw-Hill/Irwin, 2000.

Jay Forrester: Industrial Dynamics. Pegasus Communication, 1961.

Kim Warren:Strategic Management Dynamics. Wiley, 2008.

Robert Kaplan, David Norton: The Balanced Scorecard: Translating Strategy into Action. Harvard Business Press, 1996.

Syllabus -
Last update: T_KTI (10.05.2011)

1. Summary of fundaments of system dynamics. Growth dynamics.

2. Theory of companies - strategy, processes, resources, organization.

3. Development of a company strategy map using casual diagrams

4. Simulation game - Management of an airline company

5. Strategic hypotheses testing

6. Company process model

7. Simulation game - Supply chain

8. Model of HR management

9. Dynamic market model - Oil prices