Topical Collection "System Dynamics"

Editor

Guest Editor
Dr. Vladimír Bureš

Faculty of Informatics and Management, University of Hradec Králové, Rokitanského 62, 50003 Hradec Králové, Czech Republic
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Interests: systems engineering; system dynamics; information management; knowledge management; theory of systems; business informatics

Topical Collection Information

Dear Colleagues,

This collection aims at advances in various perspectives and methods of system dynamics. Dealing with societal, economic, managerial, biological, environmental or technical issues, prospective authors are invited to present their latest research outcomes. Not only does this collection pay attention to application of SD in interesting or unusual domains, but solutions to methodological issues or testing and verification of existing methods, tools or techniques applied in SD are also welcomed. Thus, we welcome studies focused, for instance, on:

  • mathematical modelling and computer simulation of dynamic feedback systems;
  • generic structures such as system archetypes or identification and analysis of widely applicable behavioural insights;
  • SD support to development or verification of theories in various scientific fields;
  • innovative techniques of work with casual-loop and stock-and-flow diagrams;
  • issues related to differences in modelling and simulation of hard or soft systems;
  • comparative evaluation of tools and techniques for SD modelling;
  • novel techniques or procedures of capturing of mental models;
  • complex comparative analysis of SD with other modelling approaches.

Dr. Vladimír Bureš
Guest Editor

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Published Papers (1 paper)

2019

Open AccessArticle Regulatory Limits to Corporate Sustainability: How Climate Change Law and Energy Reforms in Mexico May Impair Sustainability Practices in Mexican Firms
Received: 2 November 2018 / Revised: 7 January 2019 / Accepted: 11 January 2019 / Published: 17 January 2019
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Abstract
This paper aims to show that sustainable behavior by firms may be impaired by regulatory restrictions. We challenge the assumption that regulation aimed at curbing greenhouse gas emissions (GHG) in the form of a target to meet the Country’s GHG emissions commitments will [...] Read more.
This paper aims to show that sustainable behavior by firms may be impaired by regulatory restrictions. We challenge the assumption that regulation aimed at curbing greenhouse gas emissions (GHG) in the form of a target to meet the Country’s GHG emissions commitments will promote sustainable corporations. We argue that, in fact, such regulation may impair sustainability practices because it creates unintended consequences. This paper tackles the efficiency of the institutional framework chosen through the lenses of the analytical themes of fit, scale, and interplay, then we use a systems dynamic approach to represent how regulation in the arenas of energy efficiency and GHG emissions reduction may withhold competitive business outcomes and corporate sustainability schemes. We exemplify and simulate a single regulation scheme: a clean energy target for firms; and found that as a result of such scheme, the system is dominated by negative feedback processes resulting in lesser outcomes that would be better tackled by firms not being subject to the restrictions imposed by the regulation. Full article
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