Faculty Advisor

Saeed, Khalid.


A system dynamics model is presented of an oscillating R & D process that is driven by resource estimation and allocation mechanisms. We consider the R & D process as a sequence of staged activities whose goal is to deliver new products to the market. These new products generate revenue which feeds back into the R & D process fueling progress. We review the behavior of our system under a range of conditions and design policies that reduce the observed oscillatory behavior.


Worcester Polytechnic Institute

Date Accepted

January 2001


System Dynamics

Project Type

Major Qualifying Project


Restricted-WPI community only

Advisor Department

Social Science and Policy Studies

Advisor Program

Social Science and Policy Studies