A Knowledge Perspective on Needs as a Foundation for Organisational Learning Processes

Kragulj, Florian (2016) A Knowledge Perspective on Needs as a Foundation for Organisational Learning Processes. In: Proceedings of the International Conference Theory and Applications in the Knowledge Economy. Eduardo Tomé, Aveiro. pp. 196-209. ISBN 978-989-20-6806-0


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Needs are crucial in organisational learning processes, but yet not formally conceptualised as a distinct type of knowledge. In this conceptual paper, I establish a knowledge perspective on needs and the transformation process from needs towards need satisfaction. Based on an ontology clarifying the concept of need and its means of satisfaction, I introduce need-based solution knowledge consisting of three distinct capacities to act. I argue why these capacities should be made explicit in group settings and point at possible leverage points for organisational practice.

Item Type: Book Section
Keywords: organisational learning / needs / equifinality / capacity to act / epistemology
Divisions: Departments > Informationsverarbeitung u Prozessmanag. > Informationswirtschaft > Mendling
Version of the Document: Published
Variance from Published Version: None
Depositing User: Florian Kragulj
Date Deposited: 25 Jul 2016 12:25
Last Modified: 13 Sep 2018 15:26
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FIDES Link: https://bach.wu.ac.at/d/research/results/78045/
URI: https://epub.wu.ac.at/id/eprint/5112


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