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The Role of Knowledge Management in Fortifying Foresight

Berry, Martin and Johnston-Jewell, Dustin (2014) The Role of Knowledge Management in Fortifying Foresight. [MRP]

Item Type: MRP
Creators: Berry, Martin and Johnston-Jewell, Dustin
Abstract:

The knowledge management practices within the strategic foresight process are as varied as the foresight practitioners that apply them. If foresight as a discipline is to continue to lay stake as a strong and worthy practice in the realm of business and management, foresighters will need to bring consistency to their knowledge management practices. It is the purpose of this study to shed light on what tools are used for knowledge management throughout the strategic foresight process. Through our research using a literature review and 15 semistrucutred interviews of strategic foresight practitioners, we identified and noted the tools that are more commonly used and how they are applied for knowledge management within the strategic foresight process. By identifying the tools used and aligning them with knowledge management theory, we then illustrated the foresight process, the tools and the knowledge management process using a process map, giving way to the formulation of recommendations in an attempt to create a more efficient and robust strategic foresight process. These recommendations will be most useful to foresight practitioners used to working in teams as they focus on organisational and collaborative knowledge management challenges.

Date: December 2014
Uncontrolled Keywords: knowledge management, foresight, business, organisational and collaborative knowledge
Divisions: Graduate Studies > Strategic Foresight and Innovation
Date Deposited: 04 Jan 2016 13:31
Last Modified: 04 Jan 2016 13:31
URI: http://openresearch.ocadu.ca/id/eprint/347

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