Abstract for: Online Industry Case Simulations from the MIT Sloan School of Management

The MIT Sloan School of Management is launching a series of competitive web simulations game designed to be used at universities and by individuals around the world. The simulations will be provided by MIT Sloan at no charge to any universities, students, or faculty as part of MIT Sloan Teaching Innovation Resources (MSTIR) program. These industry evolution simulators portray the growth and competition of firms as industries evolve and can represent a variety of different industries. This workshop will provide participants who bring their wifi-enabled laptops with the opportunity to run two of the simulations in this series. Professor John Sterman of the MIT Sloan School of Management, assisted by Michael Bean from Forio Business Simulations facilitate the play of the simulators and discuss how these simulation and user interfaces were developed, what the design challenges were, and what the process for building the simulation was.