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Systems 2013, 1(2), 29; doi:10.3390/systems1020029

Special Issue: Enhancing Sustainable Performance in Organizational and Inter-Institutional Systems

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1 Church Street, Modbury, Devon PL21 0QR, UK 2 CED4-System Dynamics Group, University of Palermo, Via Mazzini, 59-90100 Palermo, Italy
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Received: 6 May 2013 / Accepted: 6 May 2013 / Published: 13 May 2013
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Sustainability is not just for Christmas… it’s for life. Sustainable solutions, whether sought in terms of business strategies, social policies, or the exploitation of natural resources have to serve organizations and communities in the long term, sometimes very long term, as well as the short term. Static analysis is unlikely to be able to evaluate candidate solutions fully, and is more likely to focus on the short-term future to the detriment of the longer-term. Sustainable solutions are more likely to be developed from studies based on deep analysis using systems approaches, and from system dynamics (SD) approaches in particular.
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