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The University of Salford supports research in System Dynamics within the Salford Business School. A number of doctoral students are researching on real-world policy issues using the SD methodology. Former students working at (or associated with) the Salford group have been successful in securing the UK Chapter’s annual Student Prize. The relevant research grouping in the Salford Business School is now entitled: Centre for Operations Management, Management Science & Statistics. The primary contact is Prof Brian Dangerfield.

The HVR Practice of Qinetiq PLC delivers world leading management, technical and analytical expertise to enhance the decision making capability of our clients. We are a recognised and respected brand within the defence, transport and energy sectors.We support Major Contractors, Government Departments and Small to Medium-size Enterprises that require senior management level assurance, advice and specialist training. By applying best practice, enabling knowledge transfer and working closely with our clients, our teams establish robust solutions that minimise risk exposure and ensure that important business decisions are made.Our breadth of public and private sector experience together with our innovative and customer oriented approach, allows us to provide value-adding, impartial support.

We believe that transport can change the world. That’s why we’ve spent over thirty years investing in pioneering transport planning techniques and developing the skills of our specialist staff.

Steer Davies Gleave is a business that is sustained by a shared inspiration. And it is this that fuels our ambition to provide unrivalled advice that helps deliver better transport solutions to everyone, everywhere.

Vanguard Strategy is a specialist brand strategy consultancy with offices in New York and London. Our work is global and we employ consultants from over ten different countries.

When we launched in 1998, the Vanguard name was chosen with care. Our name means we’re continually honing our approach, our ideas and our tools to be leading edge. We pride ourselves on our new thinking and our participation in debate and dialogue. We use proven and tested methodology, but we’re never stuck in our ways.

Our methodology is driven by the belief that Competing for Choice is the essence of strategy. Clients find this unique approach uncovers pockets of growth that have been overlooked by traditional methods.

We’re branding specialists and our dynamic approach enables us to understand and answer even the most complex questions that brands face. We’re recognised by clients as the best providers of these services. We’re often chosen for brand strategy projects over and above larger consultancies, such as McKinsey and Monitor, because we’re specialists. Brand strategy is all we do.

Ventana improve performance by helping organisations make smarter choices. They leverage the collective intelligence of an organisation’s people and experience to determine which choices are most likely to improve performance, and why.

By converting mountains of information into clear, compelling stories rooted firmly in both data and experience, they help decision makers to understand the best path forward, and to communicate that path to the organisation.

Wiley’s Scientific, Technical, Medical, and Scholarly (STMS) business, also known as Wiley-Blackwell, serves the world’s research and scholarly communities, and is the largest publisher for professional and scholarly societies. Wiley-Blackwell’s programs encompass journals, books, major reference works, databases, and laboratory manuals, offered in print and electronically. Through Wiley InterScience, we provide online access to a broad range of STMS content through licensing agreements.

Organisations that have helped support the Chapter through provision of facilities include:

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