MIT Sloan

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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Mapping risk with the Beer Game

Date Added: December 16, 2013

As MIT Sloan Professor John Sterman told MIT Technology Review, theres no actual beer in the Beer Game. Instead, its an exercise for MIT Sloan... more

John Sterman on the Power of Simulations

Date Added: November 27, 2013

At a recent MIT conference, Climate Interactive member Prof. John Sterman provided an inspiring analysis of the relationship between big data,... more

What the Future May Bring

Date Added: November 19, 2013

In his latest book, sustainable development expert Jorgen Randers offers an analysis of what the world will be like in the year 2052. Its not a... more

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