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Ekaterina Yu. Yakovleva, Maria A. Solodova, Mikhail M. Kryukov Analysis of the Sustainability of Decisions Made in the Simulation Game Strategem

DOI: 10.38050/2078-3809-2022-14-1-19-39

Abstract

Despite the wide acceptance of sustainable development goals and indicators there is no universal sustainable development strategy or roadmap. We chose simulation game Strategem as a model of economy with full information to identify the relationship between possible development strategies and indicators of sustainable development. The game is developed by the team led by Dennis Meadows for training managers and students. Game is based on the system-dynamic model and reflects the relationship between the key sectors of the economy. The participants of the game are the Cabinet of Ministers, whose goal is to lead the country to sustainable development. In 1992, the game was translated by the staff of the Faculty of Economics at Moscow State University and adapted for teaching purposes. In this study, we analyzed the results of 145 countries, identified the sustainable development paths and indicators of its achievement. We found that the key factors of sustainability are the national income, the sustainability index, the standard of living, the resource efficiency and the population. We conclude that the lack of sustainability is not a consequence of underdevelopment or poverty, but rather the result of imbalanced or inefficient resources usage.

Keywords: sustainable development, business game, simulation modeling, Strategem, demographic transition, teaching at the Faculty of Economics of Moscow State University.

JEL: С150, С220, С930, О130, Q320.

For citation: Yakovleva, E. Yu. Solodova, M. A., Kryukov, M.M. (2022) Analysis of the Sustainability of Decisions Made in the Simulation Game Strategem. Scientific Research of Faculty of Economics. Electronic Journal, vol. 14, no. 1, pp. 19-39. DOI: 10.38050/2078-3809-2022-14-1-19-39

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