Melanie Wiener

Melanie Wiener
Johannes Kepler University Linz | JKU · Institute for Strategic Management

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Introduction
Collaborative Open Foresight; Sustainability-oriented Innovations; Circular Economy; Corporate Culture; Quality 2030
Additional affiliations
February 2020 - present
Energieinstitut an der Johannes Kepler Universität Linz
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  • PostDoc Position
August 2017 - February 2020
Johannes Kepler University
Position
  • PostDoc Position
Description
  • Project lead on the open foresight project „Quality 2030“ Deputy Director of the Institute (04/2018 - 11/2019)

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Publications (32)
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Emerging technologies provide new opportunities for organizations but also introduce uncertainty and ambiguity about future developments. One specific risk that firms encounter in the prospective sensemaking process is the failure to adequately judge their potential impact on the organization, if they rely heavily on existing beliefs about the futu...
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In this research, we look to expand the available knowledge about incumbent responses to technological change by focusing on how a specific setting of open strategy, in the form of a collaborative cross-industry strategizing project, impacts the way managers of incumbent firms interpret and evaluate opportunities and threats arising from technologi...
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Disruptive changes (e.g. new technologies, services, and business models) present a variety of opportunities and risks for companies. They can contribute significantly not only to economic success but also to greater sustainability. Nevertheless, it is not a trivial task for established companies to recognize the potential of disruptive changes and...
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The importance of public and private third-party funding of universities has changed over the last decades. However, the knowledge about how universities finance their research are rather limited. We aim to fill this gap and investigate the funding structure of universities and how third-party funding has changed over time. In our explorative analy...
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Free download link: https://authors.elsevier.com/c/1aXrp98SGib2L Inter-organizational learning and knowledge sharing among different organizations are gaining in importance - also in foresight activities. In this research an inter-organizational form of foresight – collaborative corporate foresight– is analyzed. The objective of this study was to i...
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The circular economy rationale is increasingly promoted as a means to move from a global plastic waste dilemma to a plastics economy that is aligned with the principles of sustainable development. However, any such effort will have to account for the socioeconomic settings in low-income and middle-income countries of the global south which are the...
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Purpose Inspired by new findings on and perceptions of risk governance, such as the necessity of taking a broader perspective in coping with risks in companies and working together in interactive groups with various stakeholders to deal with complex risks in the modern world, the purpose of this paper is looking for new ways to deal with financial...
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Profiting from the benefits of smart products connected through the Internet of Things (IoT) could disrupt business models and has the potential to foster a circular economy by embracing a performance economy. Extant literature has offered insights into circular strategies, smart products and product-service systems (PSS) in isolated ways or by con...
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Companies are increasingly interested in participating in open foresight. However, little is known about the conditions supporting them to open up successfully in open foresight. This research takes a culture perspective on this issue. The leading assumption is that companies with an open culture are more likely to engage in collaboration than comp...
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The conventional linear industrial economy – also referred to as “take-make-waste paradigm” focuses on optimizing production processes and reducing costs, aiming to increase the material welfare of billions of customers, often at the expense of environment and/or parts of society. This research looks closer at what is these days often regarded the...
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Erfolgreicher Foresight ist ein stetiger Lernprozess und hängt von verschiedenen Faktoren ab. Rohrbeck (2011, S. 72) schlägt in seinem Maturity Model ein etappenweises „Benchmarking“ vor. In einem ersten Schritt ist es wichtig, den Kontext näher zu betrachten und hier von Best Practice-Beispielen zu lernen. Einer dieser Kontextfaktoren ist die Unte...
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Für Flick (2007, S. 259) stellt das Forschungsdesign den Plan für die empirische Erhebung dar, der Aufschluss darüber gibt, in welcher Form Daten erhoben werden, die Analyse gestaltet wird und wie die Selektion des empirischen Materials erfolgen soll. In Kapitel 1 wurden bereits wesentliche Komponenten des Forschungsplans – die For-schungsziele und...
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In Anlehnung an das Open Innovation Paradigma (Chesbrough 2003) ist auch bei Foresight in den letzten Jahren eine Öffnung zu einer unternehmensübergreifenden Kooperation beobachtbar, welche als Open Foresight bezeichnet wird (Burmeister und Schulz-Montag 2009, S. 291; Daheim und Uerz 2006, S. 13). Mit dieser Öffnung so-wohl von einer thematischen P...
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Wie bereits einleitend erwähnt handelt es sich bei Foresight im Allgemeinen, und bei Open Foresight im Speziellen, um ein relativ neues Forschungsfeld (Öner 2010; Piirainen und Gonzalez 2015; Rohrbeck et al. 2015, S. 1). Die vorliegende Arbeit bedient sich daher neben Foresight auch der Analogie zur Innovationsthematik (Andersen und Andersen 2014,...
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Im folgenden Kapitel wird ein Überblick über das Thema Foresight gegeben. Einleitend wird auf die Entwicklung von Foresight eingegangen und die unterschiedlichen Begriffe die damit verbunden werden näher erläutert, um das Verständnis von Foresight das dieser Arbeit zugrunde liegt, auszuarbeiten. Anschließend wird auf den Bezug von Foresight zum Str...
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Der Begriff Kultur im Zusammenhang mit Organisationen findet in der Literatur gemäß Kummerow und Kirby (2014, S. 3) zum ersten Mal im Jahre 1951 Einzug. Es war Elliott Jacques (1951, S. 251) der mit seinem Buch „The Changing Culture of a Factory“ den Begriff Organisationsklutur wie folgt definierte: „The culture of the factory is its customary and...
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In diesem Kapitel werden die wichtigsten Ergebnisse sowie weiterführende Forschungsmöglichkeiten angeführt. So zeigt sich, dass Open Foresight ein spezielles unternehmens-, aber auch organisationskulturelles Setting erfordert. Auf diese Besonderheiten die im Zuge von Studie 1 und 2 analysiert wurden, geht das nachfolgende Resümee ein. Es werden die...
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Innovationen sind unerlässlich für den Erhalt beziehungsweise den Ausbau der Wettbewerbsfähigkeit und des Marktanteils (Gassmann und Enkel 2006, S. 132). Ein neuer Innovationsansatz – Open Innovation – stellt die Öffnung des Innovationsprozesses dar und erfreut sich nicht nur in der Praxis zunehmender Beliebtheit (Enkel 2011, S. 415), sondern zählt...
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Diese erste empirische Studie dient zur Beantwortung von Forschungsfrage 1 und soll Kulturprofile aufzeigen, die Offenheit für eine Open Foresight-Teilnahme fördern beziehungsweise hemmen. Dazu bedarf es vergleichbarer Daten sowie einer entsprechend großen und repräsentativen Stichprobe. Eine Erhebung mittels Fragebogen bietet sich folglich als zwe...
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Melanie Wiener analysiert die organisationskulturellen Voraussetzungen eines Unternehmens oder Netzwerkes im Hinblick auf unternehmensübergreifende Kooperationen im Kontext von Open Foresight. Hierbei eruiert die Autorin mittels einer theorie- und empiriebasierten Analyse der Unternehmens- beziehungsweise Organisationskultur, open-foresight-förderl...
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Open foresight (OF)—a new approach for companies to jointly look into the future—is a response to the limitations of traditional corporate foresight. In an OF process, the companies involved share their understanding and interpretation of future developments. This reduces their uncertainty about the future and helps the companies design and assess...
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Foresight at the fuzzy front end of the innovation process has become a widespread managerial practice to increase innovation capacity. Nevertheless, conducting foresight by focusing exclusively on internal know-how and capabilities might inhibit companies from maximising the full potential of this managerial practice. Therefore, opening up compani...
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Sustainability as a global challenge concerns actors across organizational and national boundaries. Meeting the complexity of the sustainability challenge requires collaboration between various stakeholders and strategies with long-term focus. Various authors propose foresight activities to enhance decisions related to strategies and innovations fo...
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Free download: https://authors.elsevier.com/a/1VANd98SGaxSA In recent years the interest in inter-organizational collaborations when conducting foresight has increased. One important and challenging aspect in such collaborative foresight projects is the selection of suitable partners, which is analyzed in this paper. We do so based on existing li...

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