Exploring System Dynamics to Manage Technologies for Increasing Sustainability

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Abstract

This paper will discuss how system dynamics and computer modelling contribute to the debate of
management of technologies in response to sustainability crises. The basic components and properties
of socio-ecological systems were modelled in order to understand possible responses to resource
scarcity or exceeding levels of pollutions in a given system. The computer programme was based on a
toy model methodology in accordance to our commitment to simplification and focus on the
relationship between ecological resources provision and human consumption and needs. The results
show that computer simulation may provide interesting insights on managing the use of ecological
resources when attempting to promote increased human wellbeing. The mapping of system dynamics
has also proven useful to explore the nature of sustainability challenges and the appropriate responses
under the expected feedback loops between the various regimes of a macro socio-ecological system
such as technological and consumption regimes
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings of 23rd International Conference of the International Association for Management of Technology, IAMOT
EditorsYasser Hosni
Number of pages18
Publication statusPublished - 2014
Event23rd International Association for Management of Technology conference - Washington DC, United States
Duration: 22 May 201426 May 2014

Conference

Conference23rd International Association for Management of Technology conference
Abbreviated titleIAMOT 2014
CountryUnited States
CityWashington DC
Period22/05/1426/05/14

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