Towards a Knowledge-Based Theory of Developing Sustainable Visions: The Theory Wave

Kaiser, Alexander (2017) Towards a Knowledge-Based Theory of Developing Sustainable Visions: The Theory Wave. In: Proceedings of the Fiftyth Annual Hawaii International Conference on System Sciences (HICSS-50). IEEE Computer Society Press, Waikoloa. pp. 4495-4504. ISBN 978-0-9981331-0-2

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Although research and practice agree that visions are essential for organizations, the process of vision development remains elusive in academic literature. Presenting the "theory wave", this paper proposes a knowledge-based theory for developing sustainable visions to guide the creation of measures and actions in the future. Central to the theory wave, we suggest three features that characterize the development of sustainable visions; (1) learning from an envisioned future, (2) need orientation and (3) a wavelike process combining top-down and bottom-up approaches. Furthermore, by enhancing the creation of different kinds of knowledge, the theory-wave entails aspects of research on knowledge creation and thereby, it provides a new perspective on the field of vision development.

Item Type: Book Section
Keywords: knowledge about needs, knowledge creation, sustainability vision development
Divisions: Departments > Informationsverarbeitung u Prozessmanag. > Informationswirtschaft
Kompetenzzentren > Sustainability Transf. & Responsibility
Depositing User: Gertraud Novotny
Date Deposited: 16 Jan 2017 10:24
Last Modified: 23 Nov 2020 15:02


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