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Dr Nien-Tsu Tuan

Nien-Tsu Tuan


Position:    

  • Senior Lecturer

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Qualifications:     

  • MEng, University of Pretoria (1994)
  • PhD, University of Cape Town (2002)

Professional Affiliations:

  • INFORMS Taiwan Chapter

Postgraduate Teaching:    

  • CON5022Z (TQM in a Project Environment)
  • CON5029Z (Project Risk Management)
  • CON5023Z (Minor Dissertation Project Management)  

Publication Profile: 

  • Tendai Kanjanda and Nien-Tsu Tuan (2020) A systemic exploration of the risk factors in Zimbabwean information technology projects. Systemic Practice and Action Research. 33(1) 77-93.

  • Bonga Ntshangase and Nien-Tsu Tuan (2019) A systemic inquiry into the delay factors in South African electrical distribution projects. International Journal of Managing Projects in Business. 12(3) 808-824.

  • Nien-Tsu Tuan (2018) A systemic inquiry into the AIDS epidemic in the Western Cape of South Africa through Interactive Management. Systemic Practice and Action Research. 31(4) 421-435 

  • Bonga Ntshangase and Nien-Tsu Tuan (2019) A systemic inquiry into the delay factors in South African electrical distribution projects. International Journal of Managing Projects in Business. 12(3) 808-824

  • Masechaba Nthunya, Nien-Tsu Tuan, Corrinne Shaw and Ian Jay. (2017) A systemic exploration of Lesotho’s basic education through interactive management. Systemic Practice and Action Research. 30(3) 257-276 

  • Nien-Tsu Tuan and Corrinne Shaw (2016) Consideration of Ethics in Systemic Thinking. Systemic Practice and Action Research. 29(1) 51-60

  • Nien-Tsu Tuan and Ian Jay (2016) The mind could accommodate inconsistencies. Systemic Practice and Action Research. 29(2)173-182 

  • 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.

Research Interests: 

  • Systems thinking and systems approaches
  • Value-focused decision making
  • Qualitative research
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