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Complexity Labs

Complexity and Usability Lab

Complexity Modeling and Simulation Lab

Global Investments Lab

Network Science Lab

Structured Data Lab

Customer Engagement Lab

Welcome to the Center for Business Complexity and Global Leadership at the Sawyer Business School.

As Suffolk University enters a new era, during a period of global transformation whereby our social, economic, and technological systems have become increasingly interconnected and complex, it continues to challenge its students and faculty to expand current thinking and teaching to ensure a culture of learning and leadership today and for a future uncertain.

According to a recent IBM survey of 1,500 business leaders, complexity was cited as the most significant issue facing leaders today. Traditional tools and methodologies have provided a platform for our continued learning and understanding of business and economic systems, but are no longer sufficient to address today's business challenges and opportunities. Understanding the organization and the economy as a complex and fluid system is one of the most important competencies for effective leaders today.

The Sawyer Business School stands by its commitment to further our understanding of the global economy, not only as a remote business model, but as a complex rapidly evolving system. The Center for Business Complexity and Global Leadership was born out of this commitment to develop a new framework for understanding business systems by bringing together scholars and practitioners to advance dialogue and research to support today's leaders and develop leaders of tomorrow.











"Agent-Based Simulation and Evolutionary Computing have proven especially valuable in providing decision makers with a low- risk, low-cost platform to test their innovative ideas to drive growth." Paolo Gaudino, Icosystem

Complexity Resources

1st Collaborative Data Science Conference, Jersey City, NJ, June 10-11, 2015

Complexity Series Paintings

Video: eWeek Interview with Dr. Greta Meszoely

Suffolk University Center for Business Complexity & Global Leadership

The Economic Complexity Observatory

Santa Fe Institute

Northeastern University Center for Complex Network Research

Center for the Study of Complex Systems at the University of Michigan

Complexity Digest


Plexus Institute

Capitalizing on Complexity: Insights from the 2010 IBM Global CEO Study

Embracing Complexity: An Interview with Michael J. Mauboussin by Tim Sullivan

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