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What is the meaning of Modelling gatekeeper?

Andersen and Richardson (1995; 1997) use the term gatekeeper for the role of modelling gatekeeper. The role of modelling gatekeeper is filled by a person within, or related to, the client group who carries internal responsibility for the project, usually initiates it, helps frame the problem, identifies appropriate participants, works with the modelling support team to structure the sessions, and participates as a member of the group. Aware of system dynamics literature and practice but not necessarily a modeller, the modelling gatekeeper is an advocate in two directions: within the client organisation she speaks for the modelling process, and within the modelling support team she speaks for the client group and the problem. The locus of the modelling gatekeeper in the client organisation will significantly influence the process and the results. Also see gatekeeper.

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