He is the author of many scholarly and popular articles on the challenges and opportunities facing organizations today, including the book, Modeling for Learning Organizations, and the award-winning textbook, Business Dynamics. His articles on the innovative use of interactive simulations in management education and corporate problem solving have appeared in Fortune, the Financial Times, BusinessWeek, as well as other newspapers and journals. He has been featured on Public Television’s News Hour, National Public Radio’s Marketplace, and CBS television.
Sterman twice has been awarded the Jay W. Forrester Prize for the “Best Published Work in System Dynamics.” He also has won a 2005 IBM Faculty Award as well as the 2001 Accenture Award for the “Best Paper of the Year” published in the California Management Review (with Nelson Repenning). Five times, he has won awards for “Teaching Excellence” from the students of MIT Sloan, and was named one of MIT Sloan’s “Outstanding Faculty” by the 2001 BusinessWeek Guide to the Best Business Schools.
Many executives in today's complicated business world are finding they no longer have the tools and techniques needed to address complex problems. MIT Sloan Professor John Sterman says there is a...
s many as 170 countries are expected to sign the Paris Agreement on climate change Friday in a symbolic triumph for a landmark deal that once seemed unlikely but now appears on track and ahead of...
"The court's stay, although procedural, clearly signals trouble for the clean power plan", said John Sterman, an MIT professor who created an intricate computer model that simulates the effects of...
John Sterman says oil companies are acting like a grossly overweight person whose doctor has just told them they're risking their life.
MIT calls for an end to climate obstruction, says ‘engaging’ and ‘advocating frankly’ with its industry partners is the best route to climate action.
Current national commitments to cut greenhouse gases would likely allow average global temperatures to rise by 3.5°C by 2100, suggest new modeling results released today. That is well above the 2°C...
The pledges countries have made “are a big step forward, but not sufficient — not even close,” said John D. Sterman, a professor of management at MIT.
Teams discuss pros and cons of eliminating all MIT stock holdings in fossil fuels.
Last week at MIT, the university gathered experts to hold a debate on whether it should divest from fossil fuel companies, which moderator Tony Cortese of the Intentional Endowments Network called...
Participants discuss a proposed elimination of oil, gas, and coal companies from endowment portfolio.
Understanding and Solving Complex Business Problems
Strategies for Sustainable Business
Explore the dynamics of the climate interactively and learn what we can do both professionally and personally to build a safer, sustainable world. Sterman presents C-ROADS, this award-winning modeling software has been used by more than 15,000 people, including policy makers and negotiators, in 53 nations around the world, and is freely available to participants in the webinar.
In this video, Professor John Sterman talks about systems dynamics—a technique invented by MIT Sloan's Jay Forrester—to better understand dynamic problems arising in complex systems.
John Sterman and Jason Jay discuss how you can contribute your ideas on how to fight climate change. Share your ideas on social media using #OurAccord.
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