Computer simulation in management science

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Wiley, 1988 - Business & Economics - 307 pages
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The fifth edition of this book reflects its continued popularity and standing in the field. It provides a clear guide to the role of modelling and the computer simulation methods used in management science. Readers will find an in-depth coverage of the modelling, computing and statistical aspects of discrete simulation and systems dynamics. Overall the book shows how practical simulation models are built and used, and provides the theory needed to do this. Revisions to this edition include a new chapter on Monte Carlo simulation using spreadsheets, a new look inside discrete simulation software and simulation models in Visual Basic, SIMUL8 and Micro Saint. Further information can be found at: http: //www.lancs.ac.uk/staff/smamp/mpsim.html

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The computer simulation approach
3
A variety of modelling approaches
14
Discrete event modelling
33
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About the author (1988)

Michael Pidd is Professor of Management Science in the Management Science Department of Lancaster University Management School. He is author of "Tools for Thinking: Modelling in Management Science," now in its second edition, and editor of "Systems Modelling: Theory and Practice" - both published by John Wiley & Sons. He is a consultant to businesses and the public sector, a former President of the Operational Research Society and is a Research Fellow in the UK's Advanced Institute for Management Research.

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