|INTOPIA was developed by an international team in a period of approximately seven years, and published in 1995. The team included Dr. Hans B. Thorelli (coordinator, presently Distinguished Professor Em. in the Kelley School of Business, Indiana University), Dr. Robert L. Graves (then Prof. of Mathematics and Computers in the School of Business, University of Chicago), and Juan-Claudio Lopez (Professor in Escuela de Administracion, Universidad Catolica, Santiago de Chile).
Dr. Thorelli (then at the University of Chicago) and Graves were in the development of firstling simulation INTOP, which was adopted by over 160 institutions world-wide in the 1963-1995 period.
Intopia, Inc. was registered in the State of Indiana, USA, in the mid-90s to handle development and management of the simulation.
The present version of INTOPIA B2B was developed by Thorelli, Graves and Scott McDaniel of Personix (Indianapolis, Indiana).
Regretfully, Distinguished Professor Emeritus Dr. Thorelli passed away on August 18th, 2009, peacefully at his home in Bloomington, Indiana. His obituary is available online via the Allen Funeral Home website: Hans B. Thorelli's Obituary.
Professor Thorelli's work with the simulation is being carried on by his son, Tom, and grandson, Erik Thorelli. For further information concerning new developments in the simulation and questions, please contact us at Intopia@thorelli.com.
The new address of INTOPIA, Inc is 70 W. Madison St., Suite 5750, Chicago, IL 60602, USA. Ph: +1 (312) 357 0300 Fax: +1 (312) 357-0328. Email: Intopia@thorelli.com.
INTOPIA is the trademark owned by the Company.
INTOPIA is currently running in 55+ countries around the world. Locations include Argentina, Australia, Canada, Chile, Costa Rica, El Salvador, Finland, France, Germany, Guatemala, Holland, Israel, Italy, Japan, Korea, Mexico, Portugal, Slovenia, South Korea, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, Thailand, the United Kingdom and Uruguay. INTOPIA has been adopted by more than 20 U.S. universities. Among the U.S. adopters are the American School of International Management (AGSIM), the Universities of Chicago, Columbia, New York, Dayton, Dowling College (Long Island), Florida International, Indiana, Iowa State, Loyola (Chicago), Miami (Ohio), New York, Northwood (Mich.), Rio Grande (Ohio), Texas-Austin, Thunderbird, the University of Wyoming, and "B'Gosh", Oshkosh (University of Wisconsin). Korean and Venezuelan Corporate Universities are also users. The second largest country market is Spain with 11 adoptions at last count.
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