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Systems intuition: Oriental systems thinking style

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This paper put forward the concept of systems intuition. In the paper, features of intuitive thinking are described at first. Then the origins of Oriental intuitive thinking from the ancient Chinese philosophy are explored. Finally put the focus on new concepts: systems intuition and collective systems intuition as well as the relation between intuition and tacit knowledge.

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Zhongtuo Wang Professor of Dalian University of Technology, Member of Chinese Academy of Engineering, Head of Research Center of Knowledge Sciences and Technology, Dalian University of Technology. He graduated from Department of Electrical Engineering, Tsinghua University in 1951. In the years of 50s and 60s last century, he worked in the area of Control system theory mainly on the theory of self-optimizing control, and industrial applications of advanced control theory. From 70s he moved to the research fields of Systems Engineering, Decision Analysis and Decision Support Systems, He had developed some business IT application systems. His publications include 10 books, and over 140 papers and reports. Recently he is working in the area of knowledge management.

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Wang, Z. Systems intuition: Oriental systems thinking style. J. Syst. Sci. Syst. Eng. 12, 129–137 (2003).

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