In the article there’s represented an analysis of foreign publications about system dynamics pattern of behavior called «Path Dependence». The basic concepts about using this one are distinguished. The general description of «Path dependence» application features for socio-technical systems is given. System dynamics models based on «Path dependence» pattern are classified. Some variants of «Path dependence» pattern models are developed in software «iThink» for practical training in the discipline «Simulation in the innovation management».