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

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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.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings of the International Conference Theory and Applications in the Knowledge Economy
Editors Eduardo Tomé
Place of PublicationAveiro
Pages196 - 209
Publication statusPublished - 2016

Austrian Classification of Fields of Science and Technology (ÖFOS)

  • 509018 Knowledge management

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