The Collective Stance in Modeling Expertise in Individuals and Organizations

  title={The Collective Stance in Modeling Expertise in Individuals and Organizations},
  author={Brian R. Gaines},
This paper is concerned with modeling the nature of expertise and its role in society in relation to research on expert systems and enterprise models. It argues for the adoption of a collective stance in which the human species is viewed as a single organism recursively partitioned in space and time into sub-organisms that are similar to the whole. These parts include societies, organizations, groups, individuals, roles, and neurological functions. Notions of expertise arise because the… CONTINUE READING


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