The Kantian inquiring system can be used as a model for learning organizations. Based on Churchman's work (1971) and Courtney, Croasdell, and Paradice's work (1998), this paper discusses the Kantian inquiring system and applies it to a retail organization. Kantian systems take inputs in the context of a space-time framework and theories, process the inputs using multiple models, and interpret the data in terms of the best fitting model. Accepted outputs from the system are integrated into the system's fact net. The guarantor of the system is the fit between the data and the model. Recommendations are made regarding the retail organization, using guidelines from the Kantian inquiring system, to improve its operations.
Mahfouz, Ahmed and Paradice, David, "Kantian Inquiring Systems: An Illustration of a Retail Organization" (2000). AMCIS 2000 Proceedings. 221.