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  1. Challenges to Ethical Publishing in the Digital Era.Edgar A. Whitley - 2016 - Journal of Information, Communication and Ethics in Society 14 (1):29-32.
    Purpose – The purpose of this paper is to respond to Curno's article from the perspective of a journal editor. Design/methodology/approach – The paper is analysed and a commentary formulated. Findings – A tacit knowledge perspective is developed. Research limitations/implications – The perspective is of one editor of a journal published by Emerald. Originality/value – Given that the perspective is of a current editor, it provides a distinctive practical insight into some of the issues surrounding academic authorship.
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    Managing Public Expectations of Technological Systems: A Case Study of a Problematic Government Project.Aaron K. Martin & Edgar A. Whitley - 2007 - Spontaneous Generations 1 (1):67.
    In this discussion piece we address how the UK government has attempted to manage public expectations of a proposed biometric identity scheme by focussing attention on the handheld, i.e., the ID card. We suggest that this strategy of expectations management seeks to downplay the complexity and uncertainty surrounding this high-technological initiative, necessitating the selective use of expertise for the purpose of furthering government objectives. In this process, government often relegates counterexpertise, if not dismissing it outright, thereby greatly politicizing the policy (...)
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    Two Approaches to Developing Expert Systems: A Consideration of Formal and Semi-Formal Domains. [REVIEW]Edgar A. Whitley - 1991 - AI and Society 5 (2):110-127.
    The conventional approach to developing expert systems views the domain of application as being “formally defined”. This view often leads to practical problems when expert systems are built using this approach. This paper examines the implications and problems of the formal approach to expert system design and proposes an alternative approach based on the concept of semi-formal domains. This approach, which draws on the work of socio-technical information systems, provides guidelines which can be used for the design of successful expert (...)
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