Requisite Foresight in Knowledge Enhanced E-business

Mogens Kühn Pedersen*

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    Requisite variety has influenced concepts of environmental relations of organization for almost half a century. This article develops the concept of ‘requisite foresight’ on the basis of its roots in cybernetics and extends its applicability to contemporary knowledge management. Organization theory incorporating a temporal aspect and reaching for ‘requisite foresight’ challenges a dualistic and rigid interpretation of organizational environment. If considered within a network of organizations ‘distributed knowledge’ paves the way for ‘requisite foresight’. A ‘foresight’ approach explains prevalent perspectives in new e-business applications, like supply chain management and customer relationship management. Concluding, ‘requisite foresight’ merges strands of reasoning useful to the expansion of organizational models in the knowledge economy.
    Original languageEnglish
    Place of PublicationFrederiksberg
    PublisherThe Link Program
    Number of pages18
    Publication statusPublished - 2002
    SeriesLINK Working Paper

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