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Journal Issue
Volume 8 Issue 1 / Sep 2010  pp1‑62

Editor: Ann Brown

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Characteristics of Single‑Item Measures in Likert Scale Format  pp1‑12

Aliosha Alexandrov

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The Factors that Influence Adoption and Usage Decision in SMEs: Evaluating Interpretive Case Study Research in Information Systems  pp13‑24

Japhet Lawrence

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Strategies for Gaining Access in Doing Fieldwork: Reflection of two Researchers  pp25‑34

Satirenjit Kaur Johl, Sumathi Renganathan

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Group Model Building Using System Dynamics: An Analysis of Methodological Frameworks  pp35‑45

Celine Berard

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Abstract

The main objective of this paper is to study existing methodological frameworks on group modelling projects using system dynamics. Such projects are more and more applied in organizations in order to support their strategic decisions. In this research, key frameworks were first identified and then classified allowing for an in‑depth analysis. The results of this analysis indicate that existing frameworks proposing a global vision of projects are scarce. Moreover, few of them consider both aspects of structure and process simultaneously. In addition, three crucial issues are highlighted: the elicitation of participants knowledge, the establishment of a consensus among participants, and the aspects of facilitation. 

 

Keywords: : system dynamics, group model building, modelling process, methodological frameworks, systematic analysis

 

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Organizational Inquiry as a Rhetorical Process: The Role of Tropes in Organizational Theory and Methods  pp46‑62

Sandy Green, C. Murat Alpaslan, Ian Mitroff

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