Multi-Criteria Selection in Design Science Projects – A Procedure for Selecting Foresight Methods at the Front End of Innovation

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In order to identify the best option(s) out of a set of alternatives se-lection procedures are used in many different fields of application. Depending on the respective setting and research domain, developing or selecting an ap-propriate selection procedure is a complex and challenging task. This paper proposes a procedure for selecting a set of options out of a large amount of al-ternatives. The procedure is used within a Design Science Context. It has been developed, applied and evaluated in the course of a current research project ad-dressing the highly dynamic Front End of Innovation. This represents a classic “wicked” and challenging Design Science problem. The selection procedure proposed in this paper can serve as a reference framework for other Design Sci-ence based projects in similar “wicked” application domains, where a theory- and practice-based definition of selection criteria and a structured evaluation process requires comprehensive domain knowledge and deep practical insights.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationNew Horizons in Design Science
Subtitle of host publicationBroadening the Research Agenda - 10th International Conference, DESRIST 2015, Proceedings
EditorsBrian Donnellan, Debra VanderMeer, Jim Kenneally, Robert Winter, Marcus Rothenberger, Markus Helfert
Number of pages16
ISBN (Electronic)9783319187136
Publication statusPublished - 2015
EventTenth International Conference on Design Science Research in Information Systems and Technology - Dublin, Ireland
Duration: 21 May 201522 May 2015

Publication series

NameLecture Notes in Computer Science (including subseries Lecture Notes in Artificial Intelligence and Lecture Notes in Bioinformatics)
ISSN (Print)0302-9743
ISSN (Electronic)1611-3349


ConferenceTenth International Conference on Design Science Research in Information Systems and Technology
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  • Corporate Foresight
  • Design Science Research
  • Focus Group Study
  • Front End of Innovation
  • Selection procedure

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