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040703 KU Advanced Quantitative Assessment of Public and Non-Profit Strategies II (MA) (2021S)

4.00 ECTS (2.00 SWS), SPL 4 - Wirtschaftswissenschaften
Continuous assessment of course work
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Registration/Deregistration

Note: The time of your registration within the registration period has no effect on the allocation of places (no first come, first served).

Details

max. 50 participants
Language: German

Lecturers

Classes

Digital class via Zoom. The Zoom codes are available on Moodle and are sent by email on 01.10.2021.

http://pnpm.univie.ac.at/minormajor-pnpm/


Information

Aims, contents and method of the course

http://pnpm.univie.ac.at/minormajor-pnpm/

This course gives an overview on using different simulation techniques to enhance planning and improvement of processes and systems behind public and non-profit organizations. Students learn about the principal functionality of simulation methods including their benefits and drawbacks. The course focuses on the techniques of system dynamics and discrete event simulation including several practical workshop examples elaborated by students. We also briefly discuss agent-based simulation. To demonstrate the wide application area of discrete event simulation policy models combined with optimization techniques, we present an example in the emergency medical management field regarding scheduling of mass casualty incidents for ambulance services such as the Austrian Samaritan Organization at the incident site. We use this disaster policy model as a management game for students in a workshop setting. Therefore, students learn essential lessons on emergency disaster management, scheduling emergency patients, and training emergency staff at ambulance services. For investigating further application areas, students present and write a course paper on the improvement of process man-agement by different and even hybrid simulation approaches in selected fields of public and non-profit management in an international context (e.g., education, environment, energy, health care, disaster, recreation).

This course is interlinked with practice by giving the students the opportunity to join meetings of the forum of health eco-nomics (gesundheitspolitisches Forum): http://www.gesundheitspolitischesforum.at/ or ÖGOR meetings (e.g., health care, disaster management, energy): https://oegor.wordpress.com/

Assessment and permitted materials

Oral & written homework assignments
• All oral & written homework assignments have to follow scientific guidelines: (https://pnpm.univie.ac.at/minormajorwahlfach-pnpm/).
• Each presentation should take up to 30 minutes (course paper) and up to 10 minutes (workshops).
• There should be a short discussion with the auditorium after the presentation.
• The use of the beamer is expected (legible slides).
• The quality of the presentations is part of the final grade.
• All files of the course paper (oral and written part) must be electronically turned in a day before the presentation on the moodle platform (1 x doc-file, 1x ppt-file, 2x pdf-files).
• The printed versions of the slides and course paper are part of the final grade and have to be turned in at the University of Vienna, OMP 1, porter, Mailbox Rauner at the day of the presentation the latest. Please ONLY print one slide on ONE page on the front of the paper sheet!

Requirements for a positive grade (min. 50%)
• Attendance in class (10%), participation (30%) in workshops, and disaster game (20%)
• Writing (30%) and presenting a course paper (10%) based on given assignments. The written course paper and the oral presentations have to meet common scientific guidelines (i.e., listing of all references, providing adequate references, supplementing the text with tables and figures, avoiding plagiarism): https://pnpm.univie.ac.at/minormajorwahlfach-pnpm/
• Providing electronic files (docx/ppt AND pdf) via moodle (day before the presentation) as well as printed versions (at the day oft the presentation in the mailbox Rauner at OMP 1) of the assigned course paper regarding the oral presentation part and written version part.
• Achieving a total score of at least 50%.

Grading
• Attendance and Participation: max. 10%
• Workshops: max. 30%
• Disaster Game: max. 20%
• Presentation of Course Paper: max. 10%
• Written Version of Course Paper: max. 30%

Registration and acceptance criteria
Online registration for the assignment to classes takes place at the beginning of the semester. Students with the highest amount of assigned points will be accepted. In case someone is absent during the first preliminary discussion, this person will lose their place in the course so that other students from the waiting list may be accommodated.

Minimum requirements and assessment criteria

Oral & written homework assignments
• All oral & written homework assignments have to follow scientific guidelines: (https://pnpm.univie.ac.at/minormajorwahlfach-pnpm/).
• Each presentation should take up to 30 minutes (course paper) and up to 10 minutes (workshops).
• There should be a short discussion with the auditorium after the presentation.
• The use of the beamer/online tool is expected (legible slides).
• The quality of the presentations is part of the final grade.
• All files of the course paper (oral and written part) must be electronically turned in a day before the presentation on the moodle platform (1 x doc-file, 1x ppt-file, 2x pdf-files). The printed versions of the slides and course paper are part of the final grade. Please ONLY print one slide on ONE page on the front of the paper sheet! Please do NOT print on the back of the paper sheet!

Requirements for a positive grade (min. 50%)
• Attendance in class (10%), participation (30%) in workshops, and disaster game (20%)
• Writing (30%) and presenting a course paper (10%) based on given assignments. The written course paper and the oral presentations have to meet common scientific guidelines (i.e., listing of all references, providing adequate references, supplementing the text with tables and figures, avoiding plagiarism): https://pnpm.univie.ac.at/minormajorwahlfach-pnpm/
• Providing electronic files (docx/ppt AND pdf) via moodle (day before the presentation) as well as printed versions (at the day of the presentation at mailbox Rauner at OMP 1) of the assigned course paper regarding the oral presentation part and written version part.
• Achieving a total score of at least 50%.

Grading
• Attendance and Participation: max. 10%
• Workshops: max. 30%
• Disaster Game: max. 20%
• Presentation of Course Paper: max. 10%
• Written Version of Course Paper: max. 30%

"1": 90%-100%
"2": 80%-89,75%
"3": 66%-79,75%
"4": 50%-65,75%
"5": <49,75% or missing in more than two block class session or plagiatism of homework paper

Registration and acceptance criteria
Online registration for the assignment to classes takes place at the beginning of the semester. Students with the highest amount of assigned points will be accepted. In case someone is absent during the first preliminary discussion, this person will lose their place in the course so that other students from the waiting list may be accommodated.

Examination topics

See literature

Topics for Course Papers (to be presented in the last two sessions in January):

Group 1: Education (1st session January)
de Amorim Silva, R., & Braga, R. T. V. (2020). Enhancing future classroom environments based on systems of systems and the internet of anything. IEEE Internet of Things Journal, 7(10), 10475-10482.

Group 2: Environment (1st session January)
Afshar, A., Tavakoli, M. A., & Khodagholi, A. (2020). Multi-objective hydro-economic modeling for sustainable ground-water management. Water Resources Management, 34(6), 1855-1869.

Group 3: Energy (1st session January)
Zapata, S., Castaneda, M., Franco, C. J., & Dyner, I. (2019). Clean and secure power supply: A system dynamics based ap-praisal. Energy Policy, 131, 9-21.

Group 4: Health Care (2nd session January)
Allahi, F., Fateh, A., Revetria, R., & Cianci, R. (2021). The COVID-19 epidemic and evaluating the corresponding responses to crisis management in refugees: a system dynamic approach. Journal of Humanitarian Logistics and Supply Chain Man-agement.

Group 5: Disaster Control (2nd session January)
Espejo-Díaz, J. A., & Guerrero, W. J. (2021). A multiagent approach to solving the dynamic postdisaster relief distribution problem. Operations Management Research, 14(1), 177-193.

Group 6: Recreation (2nd session January)
Bhatia, M. (2021). IoT-inspired framework for athlete performance assessment in smart sport industry. IEEE Internet of Things Journal, 8(12), 9523–9530.

• Oral presentation of all figures & tables
• Oral presentation & slides: see checklist for oral presentation! (30 minutes, 10 minutes discussion)
• Plagiat check of the presentation slides!
https://pnpm.univie.ac.at/minormajorwahlfach-pnpm/

Reading list

All essential course material is available on the E-Learning-Platform Moodle.

Main literature:
• Borshev, A. (2013) The Big Book of Simulation Modelling, edited by Anylogic NA.
• Grigoryev, I. (2015) AnyLogic 7 in three days. A quick course in simulation modeling, 2.
• Pidd, M. (2004) Computer Simulation in Management Science, John Wiley & Sons Ltd.
• Brailsford, S., Churilov, L., Dangerfield, B. (eds.) (2014) Discrete-Event Simulation and System Dynamics for Manage-ment Decision Making, John Wiley & Sons.
• Brennan A., Chick S., Davies R. (2006) A taxonomy of model structures for economic evaluation of health technologies, Health Economics, 15:1295-1310.
• Cooper K., Brailsford S., Davies R. (2007) Choice of modelling technique for evaluating health care technologies, The Journal of Operational Research, 58(2): 168-176.
• Niessner, H., Rauner, M. S., & Gutjahr, W. J. (2018) A dynamic simulation–optimization approach for managing mass casualty incidents, Operations Research for Health Care, 17, 82-100.
• Rauner, M.S., Schaffhauser-Linzatti M.M., Niessner, H. (2012) Resource planning for ambulance services in mass casualty incidents: A DES-based policy model, Health Care Management Science, 15(3): 254-269.

Additional literature:
• Amaran, S., Sahinidis, N. V., Sharda, B., & Bury, S. J. (2016). Simulation optimization: a review of algorithms and appli-cations. Annals of Operations Research, 240(1), 351-380.
• Jahangirian, M., Naseer, A., Stergioulas, L., Young, T., Eldabi, T., Brailsford, S., ... & Harper, P. (2012). Simulation in health-care: lessons from other sectors. Operational Research, 12(1), 45-55.
• Leopold, A. (2016). Energy related system dynamic models: a literature review. Central European Journal of Operations Research, 24(1), 231-261.
• Macal, C. M. (2016). Everything you need to know about agent-based modelling and simulation. Journal of Simulation, 10(2), 144-156.
• Mishra, D., Kumar, S., & Hassini, E. (in print). Current trends in disaster management simulation modelling research. An-nals of Operations Research, 1-25.
• Zhang, X. (2018). Application of discrete event simulation in health care: a systematic review. BMC Health Services Re-search (2018) 18(1): 687.

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