Quotation Kragulj, Florian. 2016. Conceptualising Needs to Enhance Organisational Learning and Enable Knowledge-Based Innovation. Procedia Computer Science 99, 195-212.




Organisational learning causes organisational change; it utilises and results in (new) knowledge. Needs are crucial in these pro- cesses, since they govern behaviour and cause us to act. Consequently, it seems to be worthwhile to consider what needs are and how they can be exploited in organisational learning processes enabling innovation. In this conceptual paper, I theorise on the concept of need and argue why considering needs is beneficial in learning and innovation processes, such as vision or strategy development, in which various expectations which presumably emerge from shared needs have to be combined. Based on a trans- disciplinary literature review, I emphasise the principle of equifinality and propose a one-to-many relation between needs and their means of satisfaction. In order to take advantage of this relation, we have to understand what needs are and how they are linked to other phenomena. Therefore, I introduce an ontology, which aims at clarifying the concept of need for organisational practice and points at influencing variables in the transition from needs to need satisfaction.


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Status of publication Published
Affiliation WU
Type of publication Journal article
Journal Procedia Computer Science
Language English
Title Conceptualising Needs to Enhance Organisational Learning and Enable Knowledge-Based Innovation
Volume 99
Year 2016
Page from 195
Page to 212
Reviewed? Y
URL http://doi.org/10.1016/j.procs.2016.09.111
DOI 10.1016/j.procs.2016.09.111


Knowledge-Based Management
Kragulj, Florian (Details)
Institute for Data, Process and Knowledge Management (AE Sabou) (Details)
Research areas (Ă–STAT Classification 'Statistik Austria')
1925 Knowledge management (Details)
5954 Knowledge management (Details)
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