MIT Sloan

Executive Education Faculty

Jay Forrester

Professor Emeritus of Management
System Dynamics

Jay W. Forrester founded the growing field of system dynamics. His research includes the System Dynamics National Model, which generates the major observed modes of economic behavior; a new type of dynamics-based management education; and system dynamics as a unifying theme in pre-college education.

A pioneer in early digital computer development, Forrester invented random-access magnetic-core memory during the first wave of modern computers...

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System Dynamics; Operations Management

General Expertise:
Advertising; Automotive; Consumer packaged goods; Environmental leadership; Environmental policy; K-12 education; System dynamics; Virtual customer; Web-based marketing; Applied economics; Supply chain management; Business process modeling; Corporate strategy and policy; Customer relationships and CRM; Deflation; Entrepreneurship / New ventures; Game theory; Management of technology; Managerial economics; Market research; Marketing; Nonlinear dynamics; Statistics

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Contact Information:

Office: E62-571

Tel: 617-253-1571

Fax: 978-369-9077


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Name: Jessica A Olumets

Tel: 617-324-4378


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The Beer Game

Date Added: October 23, 2013

There is no actual beer in the Beer Game, says John Sterman, the Sloan professor who is overseeing the proceedings for the 25th consecutive year. ... more

Jay Forrester on the nature of the problems we face

Date Added: June 24, 2013

In a few sentences, Jay Forrester, still perfectly lucid at 95, outlines the origins of the problems we face with climate change and everything else.... more

CLE Conference: Fireside chat with Jay Forrester, Peter Senge, George Richardson, and Dennis Meadows

Date Added: October 29, 2012

At the Systems Thinking and Dynamic Modeling conference, attendees can ask personal questions of some of the excellent pioneers in the field of... more

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