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Dr Nien-Tsu Tuan

BSc Vehicle Engineering (Chung Cheng Institute of Technology), MEng Engineering Management (University of Pretoria), PhD Engineering Management (University of Cape Town)

Email: nien-tsu.tuan@uct.ac.za

Nien-Tsu Tuan has more than 20 years of experience in developing defense equipments and 10 years in tertiary education. In 1986, he got a scholarship to the University of Pretoria. In 1996, he got the second scholarship to the University of Cape Town. Throughout the inquiring of knowledge, Tuan is continually ploughing interdisciplinary area – particularly in bridging the gap between engineering and management courses. He is a member of INFORMS Taiwan chapter and a reviewer of journal articles for Systemic Practice and Action Research.


Research Interests

Systems theory

Value focused decision making

System dynamics modelling


Selected Recent Publications

  • Nien-Tsu Tuan. 2012. ‘Rethinking the Scope of Science in Dealing with Complexity’. Systemic Practice and Action Research, 25(2), 195-207.

  • Nien-Tsu Tuan. 2010. ‘An Interactive Approach to Classification’. Systemic Practice and Action Research, 23(3), 237-250.

  • Nien-Tsu Tuan. 2007. ‘Beyond the Shadow’, Systemic Practice and Action Research, 20 (4), 319-332.

  • Nien-Tsu Tuan. 2007. ‘The Study of Rational Decisions:A Comparative Approach to Sentimental Decisions’, HsiuPing Journal, Vol. 15. (in Chinese)