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research centers on changes in attitudes and behavior as a result of participating in system dynamics group modeling approaches, gaming simulations and electronic meetings. Jac A.M. Vennix received his Ph.D. from Nijmegen University and is currently full professor of research methodology at the Faculty of Management Sciences of Nijmegen University. He has(More)
Facilitated modelling is used in supporting the resolution of strategic issues mainly because it is expected to improve communication between decision makers, foster consensus and create commitment. Researchers in both the strategy and facilitated modelling fields call for more systematic research on how strategy development works in practice and how(More)
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Many field studies are available that describe successful applications of model driven group decision support methodologies. However, these studies suffer from a potential bias of contextual factors. We aim at a more rigorous testing of the effectiveness of a particular model driven approach, Group Model Building (GMB). The purpose of our research is to(More)
In this paper we report if and how validation is integrated in the different participatory approaches in System Dynamics. After this we present an analysis of 86 case studies to create a picture of how validation is conducted and reported in the field. We found that validation is hardly described as an integrated part of any participatory modeling approach.(More)
PURPOSE This study aimed to explore if and why the return-to-work (RTW) experiences of various workplace stakeholders in the Netherlands and Denmark differ between physical and mental health conditions, and to understand the consequences of potentially different experiences for the RTW process in both health conditions. METHODS We studied 21 cases of(More)
BACKGROUND Diabetes is highly prevalent in the Caribbean, associated with a high morbidity and mortality and is a recognised threat to economic and social development. Heads of Government in the Caribbean Community came together in 2007 and declared their commitment to reducing the burden of non-communicable diseases (NCDs), including diabetes, by calling(More)
Facilitation is increasingly used to support collaboration processes. An important task of the facilitator is to prepare a collaboration process by choosing an appropriate sequence of facilitation techniques. At present little is known on how experienced facilitators make this choice. In this paper we collect data on the choice of facilitation techniques,(More)