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Executive Education Faculty

John Sterman

Jay W. Forrester Professor of Management / Professor of System Dynamics and Engineering Systems / Director, MIT System Dynamics Group

John D. Sterman’s research centers on improving managerial decision making in complex systems. He has pioneered the development of “management flight simulators” of corporate and economic systems. These flight simulators are now used by corporations and universities around the world. His recent research ranges from the dynamics of organizational change and the implementation of sustainable improvement programs to experimental studies assessing the public’s understanding of global climate change... Read More»


System Dynamics; Operations Management; Organization Studies

Research Center(s):
MIT Center for Collective Intelligence

General Expertise:
Alternative energy; B-school; Business education; Energy; Environment; Business process modeling; Change management; Climate policy; Managing change; Organizational behavior; Organizational learning; System dynamics; Supply chain management; Nonlinear dynamics; Strategy; Strategic planning; Sustainability; Carbon footprint; Environmental leadership

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Contact Information:

Office: E62-436

Tel: 617-253-1951

Fax: 617-258-7579


Support Staff:

Name: Jocelyn Climent

Tel: 617-258-5583


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Brain science fires up the neurons of managers

Date Added: June 10, 2014

Featuring John Sterman

VIDEO-World Climate: Negotiating a Global Climate Change Agreement

Date Added: May 02, 2014

World Climate, a climate policy simulation model developed by Climate Interactive in conjunction with the System Dynamics Group at the MIT Sloan... more

Management Flight Simulations

Date Added: May 02, 2014

MIT Sloan has long been a pioneer among business schools when it comes to action learningcreating real-world applications of classroom knowledge.... more

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