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Simulation (2nd Edition)

The Practice of Model Development and Use

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Red Globe Press

Pages: 392
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22 September 2014

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The new edition of this successful textbook provides a comprehensive introduction to simulation, foregrounding the topic as an applied problem-solving tool. Guiding readers through the key stages in a simulation project in...

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The new edition of this successful textbook provides a comprehensive introduction to simulation, foregrounding the topic as an applied problem-solving tool. Guiding readers through the key stages in a simulation project in terms of both the technical requirements and the project management issues surrounding it, the book will enable students to develop appropriate valid conceptual models, perform simulation experiments, analyse the results and draw insightful conclusions. The author’s engaging style and authoritative knowledge of the subject make the book as accessible as it is essential, drawing on case studies and complementary online content to encourage a critical engagement with the topic.This is an ideal textbook for those studying on upper level undergraduate and postgraduate degree courses in Business and Management and MBA programmes, and is a core text for those specialising in operations management. In addition, it is an important text for students taking Simulation modules on Engineering, Computer Science or Mathematics degree programmes.

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  • Tackles simulation from a problem solving perspective
  • Addresses computing and statistics, as well as important real world elements such as project management, people management and communication
  • Considers the practical applications of business modelling, and its practical application in empirical situations
  • Outlines treatments and techniques which should be consistent whatever software package is used





  • A practical step-by-step guide to preparing a simple model
  • Improved cross referencing, navigation and design
  • Updated referencing and the inclusion of select new case studies
  • New material available via the companion website
  • Key concepts, on-page glossary terms and relevant further reading lists for each chapter






1. Defining Simulation: What, Why and When?
2. Inside Simulation Software
3. Software for Simulation
4. Simulation Studies: An Overview
5. Conceptual Modelling
6. Developing the Conceptual Model
7. Data Collection and Analysis
8. Model Coding
9. Experimentation: Obtaining Accurate Results
10. Experimentation: Searching the Solution Space
11. Implementation
12. Verification, Validation and Confidence
13. The Practice of Simulation.
  • Conceptual model templates
  • Data for in-text exercises
  • Multiple choice questions
  • Simulation models
  • Spreadsheets
Visit the companion website at https://www.macmillanihe.com/companion/Robinson-Simulation2 or click through from under Further Actions above. 

Lecturer Resources (some are password protected) include:
  • Answers to multiple choice questions
  • Figures and tables
  • Solutions to exercises
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Stewart Robinson is Professor of Management Science and Associate Dean (Research) at the School of Business and Economics, Loughborough University, UK. He is also President of the Operational Research Society (2014–15), co-founder of the Journal of Simulation, and co-founder of the OR Society Simulation Workshop conference series.

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Stewart Robinson is Professor of Management Science and Associate Dean (Research) at the School of Business and Economics, Loughborough University, UK. He is also President of the Operational Research Society (2014–15), co-founder of the Journal of Simulation, and co-founder of the OR Society Simulation Workshop conference series.

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