YinYang Bipolar Dynamic Organizational Modeling for Equilibrium-Based Decision Analysis: Logical Transformation of an Indigenous Philosophy to a Global Science

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Asia Pacific Journal of Management






While it is recognized that indigenous research on China is helpful if not essential, the essence of YinYang has never been made clear in logical forms. While indigenous research should be guided by a philosophy, it was widely believed that without a unique logical system China only had culture but no philosophy. Now, worldwide indigenous research on China is faced with tremendous difficulties due to the lack of principles, academic disciplines, and a scientific common ground even though the Chinese YinYang has been widely influential. Consequently, a unique formal logical foundation is imperative for a logical reincarnation of Chinese philosophy. It is shown in this work that a formal equilibrium-based and harmony-centered YinYang Bipolar Dynamic Logic (BDL) can fill the gap. Based on BDL, Bipolar Dynamic Organizational Modeling (BDOM) is proposed for Equilibrium-Based Decision Analysis (EBDA). It is shown that BDOM/EBDA methodologies can integrate case study methods and grounded theory together into a holistic and dynamic management paradigm for global regulation. The three philosophies of metaphysics, dialectics and the Dao of YinYang are formally classified and distinguished. It is argued that with BDL YinYang is elevated to a formal logical system, and indigenous research on China is positioned in the context of a global science with a common philosophical ground of equilibrium, complementarity and harmony. It is concluded that, with YinYang as a philosophical guiding light, not only is bipolar dynamic equilibrium-based indigenous research helpful but also fundamental and essential.