System Dynamics Society

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1. What is the country from which you primarily work?
2. How would you describe your status at the end of 2010? Check all that apply.
3. How would you describe your PRIMARY status at the end of 2010? Select one.
4. If your primary work in 2010 was consulting,which best describes your organization?
5. What percent of your professional time is spent working for paying clients (or on sponsored research)?
6. How many full-time-equivalent people were involved in paid System Dynamics consulting in your organization at the end of 2010?
7. By how much did the full time equivalent people involved in System Dynamics work increase (+) or decline(-) in 2010 vs 2009?
8. By how much did the full time equivalent people involved in System Dynamics work increase (+) or decline (-) in 2010 vs 2005?
9. By how much do you expect the full time equivalent people involved in System Dynamics work to increase (+) or decline (-) over the next year?
10. By how much did revenues from System Dynamics work increase or decline in 2010 vs 2009?
11. By how much do you expect revenues from System Dynamics work to increase or decline over the next year?
12. Of all the client-paid System Dynamics work your organization does, what is the estimated percentage for each client industry?
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Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing and Hunting
Mining
Utilities
Construction
Manufacturing
Wholesale Trade
Retail Trade
Transportation and Warehousing
Information
Finance and Insurance
Real Estate and Rental and Leasing
Professional, Scientific, and Technical Services
Waste Management and Remediation Services
Educational Services
Health Care and Social Assistance
Arts, Entertainment, and Recreation
Accommodation and Food Services
Other Services (except Public Administration)
Federal/National Government Administration
State/Local Government Administration
Other
13. Of all of the client-paid System Dynamics work your organization does, what is the estimated percentage in these categories?
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Strategy Analysis
Market Analysis
Operations Management
Commercial Project Management
Defense Program Management
Other
14. Of all of the client-paid System Dynamics work your organization does, what is the estimated percentage in...
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Consulting
Training
Software/systems
Other
15. Rank the objections of prospective clients, to conducting System Dynamics work. (1= most frequent)
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Cost
New/untried method
Client time diversion
Unclear benefits
Other
16. If you used 'Other' in Question 15, please elaborate.
17. Rank these channels for effectiveness in selling System Dynamics work. (1= most effective)
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Web presence
Client referral/repeat
Colleague referrals
Publications
Training/Education
Advertising
System Dynamics Conference
Other
18. What is your organization's estimated annual 2010 revenue from System Dynamics based consulting (US equivalent $ whole number).
19. What is the approximate aggregate value of quantifiable benefits your clients would endorse (relative to cost of work)?
20. Describe briefly the most interesting assignment you had in 2010.
21. What is the name of your parent company (or agency or institution)?
22. Any comments or suggestions on this survey?
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