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




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.


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Status of publication Published
Affiliation WU
Type of publication Journal article
Journal Journal of Futures Studies
Language English
Title Bewextra: Creating and Inferring Explicit Knowledge of Needs in Organizations
Volume 20(4)
Year 2016
Page from 79
Page to 98
Reviewed? Y
DOI http://dx.doi.org/DOI:10.6531/JFS.2016.20(4).A79
Open Access N


Innovative organizational learning
Learning from the future for the school of the future using BEWEXTRA
Knowledge-Based Management
Learning from the future
Kaiser, Alexander (Details)
Kragulj, Florian (Details)
Knowledge Management Group AB (Details)
Research areas (Ă–STAT Classification 'Statistik Austria')
1142 Systems theory (Details)
1146 Management information systems (Details)
1925 Knowledge management (Details)
5300 Economics (Details)
5954 Knowledge management (Details)
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