An Integrated Participatory Systems Modelling Approach: Application to Construction Innovation
AbstractThis paper presents a novel five-stage integrated participatory systems modelling (IPSM) approach that can be used for a range of systems dynamics (SD) applications. The IPSM approach was formulated considering the advantages and disadvantages of existing SD modelling approaches, as well as balancing the competing goals of SD model development efficiency and robustness. A key feature of the IPSM approach is that stakeholders are central to each of the five stages of the modelling process from problem scoping, to scenario analysis and strategy implementation recommendations. Each stage of the IPSM approach was demonstrated through a case study of the innovation diffusion process in the Russian Federation construction industry. This highly complex innovation system could only be sufficiently understood using a SD model that was conceptualised, critiqued, codified, tested and utilised, by the relevant actors within that system (i.e., stakeholders). The IPSM approach facilitated the efficient formulation of the SD model for the case study application. The case study SD model simulation results indicate that sufficient government incentives and the active promotion of strong collaborative linkages between construction companies and universities are two key enablers of innovation development in the Russian Federation construction industry. View Full-Text
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Suprun, E.; Sahin, O.; Stewart, R.A.; Panuwatwanich, K.; Shcherbachenko, Y. An Integrated Participatory Systems Modelling Approach: Application to Construction Innovation. Systems 2018, 6, 33.
Suprun E, Sahin O, Stewart RA, Panuwatwanich K, Shcherbachenko Y. An Integrated Participatory Systems Modelling Approach: Application to Construction Innovation. Systems. 2018; 6(3):33.Chicago/Turabian Style
Suprun, Emiliya; Sahin, Oz; Stewart, Rodney A.; Panuwatwanich, Kriengsak; Shcherbachenko, Yaroslav. 2018. "An Integrated Participatory Systems Modelling Approach: Application to Construction Innovation." Systems 6, no. 3: 33.
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