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Knowledge and Systems Science

Enabling Systemic Knowledge Synthesis, 1st Edition

By Yoshiteru Nakamori

Chapman and Hall/CRC

246 pages | 191 B/W Illus.

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Integrating ideas from the fields of systems science and knowledge science, Knowledge and Systems Science: Enabling Systemic Knowledge Synthesis shows how to create and justify various pieces of knowledge systemically. Written by one of the foremost experts in this area, the book presents approaches for the systemic integration of knowledge, which can help solve complex problems today and in the future.

After discussing issues of systemic knowledge synthesis, the book emphasizes the importance of the human dimension in problem solving and introduces a new integrated systems approach called the informed systems approach. It also covers mathematical information aggregation techniques.

Moving on to knowledge science concepts and approaches, the book discusses organizational and academic knowledge creation models and considers a sociological interpretation of the knowledge integration system. To support knowledge science as an academic discipline, the author explains how to justify knowledge and summarizes a theory of knowledge synthesis (construction) systems.

Through case studies of technology archiving, academic research evaluation, demand forecasting of perishable foods, and other real-world concerns, this book demonstrates the use of new knowledge-based methods in addressing a variety of complex issues. It also illustrates the importance of acquiring a systemic view through trained intuition.

Table of Contents

Issues of Systemic Synthesis

Yin and Yang

Discussion on Systemic Thinking

Complexity in Thoughts

Discussion on Systemic Synthesis

Appendix on Opinion Organizing Methods

Systems Approaches

Complexity and Systems

Methodological Complexity

Soft Systems Methodology

Oriental Systems Methodologies

Hints for Questions and Exercises

Appendix on Systems Approaches

An Integrated Systems Approach

Principles of Integration

Intercultural Understanding

An Informed Systems Approach

A Knowledge Integration System

Application to Technology Archiving

Application to Technology Roadmapping

Appendix on Systems Techniques

Mathematical Information Aggregation

Complexity in Decision Making

Data Collection and Screening

Degree of Fit between Requests and Products

Information Aggregation

Answers to Questions

Application of Specialized Integration

The Emergence of Knowledge Science

Knowledge Revolution

Epistemes in the Knowledge-Based Society

Approaches to Knowledge Science

Knowledge Creation Models

Organizational Knowledge Creation

Academic Knowledge Creation

Application to Academic Research Evaluation

Knowledge Creation Modeling Exercise

Knowledge Synthesis or Construction

Sociological Interpretation

Application of Interdisciplinary Integration

The i-System Exercise

Appendix on Risk Analysis

Appendix on Categorical Clustering Methods

Knowledge Justification

Knowledge Discovery and Justification

Philosophical Positions

Discussion and Exercise

Theory of Knowledge Construction Systems

Application of Intercultural Integration

Final Exercise



Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
COMPUTERS / Database Management / Data Mining
COMPUTERS / Software Development & Engineering / Systems Analysis & Design
TECHNOLOGY & ENGINEERING / Electronics / General