Bewextra: Creating and Inferring Explicit Knowledge of Needs in Organizations

Kaiser, Alexander and Kragulj, Florian (2016) Bewextra: Creating and Inferring Explicit Knowledge of Needs in Organizations. Journal of Futures Studies, 20 (4). pp. 79-98. ISSN 1027-6084

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We introduce a new methodological framework, called Bewextra, for the creation of the knowledge of needs in organizations. The development of our framework builds on theoretical engagement with literature from several disciplines including visioning and philosophy of needs as well as empirical data from vision development processes we have accompanied. To the best of our knowledge it is the first theoretical work that describes learning from an envisioned future and the generation of need knowledge as an abductive process in a methodologically replicable way. The advantages and practical implications of our method introduced are discussed in detail.

Item Type: Article
Keywords: Learning from the future, Knowledge of needs, Vision development, knowledge-based management
Divisions: Departments > Informationsverarbeitung u Prozessmanag. > Informationswirtschaft
Kompetenzzentren > Sustainability Transf. & Responsibility
Version of the Document: Published
Depositing User: Gertraud Novotny
Date Deposited: 16 Jan 2017 10:10
Last Modified: 14 Sep 2018 15:52
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