Background Note | HBS Case Collection | January 1997

Simulation as a Decision Aid

by Roy D. Shapiro


A brief introduction to simulation--what it is, why it's used, etc. Meant to set context for a first class on simulation. A rewritten version of an earlier note.

Keywords: Mathematical Methods; Decision Making;


Shapiro, Roy D. "Simulation as a Decision Aid." Harvard Business School Background Note 697-062, January 1997.