Bewextra: Creating and Inferring Explicit Knowledge of Needs in Organizations

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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.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)79 - 98
JournalJournal of Futures Studies
Publication statusPublished - 2016

Austrian Classification of Fields of Science and Technology (ÖFOS)

  • 509018 Knowledge management
  • 502050 Business informatics
  • 102

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