Barbara Grimpe

Barbara Grimpe
RWTH Aachen University · Human Technology Center (HumTec)

PhD

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Introduction
I am a sociologist conducting qualitative research into a variety of domains and subdisciplines such as, Science & Technology, Cultural Sociology and Responsible Research and Innovation. For instance, I have studied 'responsible' technology design and how to conceive of institutional reflexivity as a collaborative practice. I have also looked into sociotechnical practices associated with economic processes, e.g. global microfinance investments and nation states managing their public debt.
Additional affiliations
January 2016 - January 2022
Alpen-Adria-Universität Klagenfurt
Position
  • Lecturer
March 2013 - December 2015
University of Oxford
Position
  • Research Assistant (Post doc)
January 2010 - January 2013
University of Zurich
Position
  • Research Assistant (Post doc)

Publications

Publications (21)
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Science-policy organisations are expected to be reflexive of their political influence on research and society. In this long-standing discourse on institutional reflexivity, formal organisations have largely been considered as a whole, and from a structural, or systemic perspective, whereas much less is known about everyday organisational practices...
Technical Report
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This is a report of members of the 'RRI Plattform Österreich' (https://www.rri-plattform.at/) investigating opportunities and challenges in realising Responsible Research and Innovation (RRI) in a research project concerned with developing assistive technologies in a Healthcare. (in German)
Technical Report
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This Policy Brief reviews the current state of Responsible Research and Innovation (RRI) in Austria and provides recommendations for the further embedding of RRI in research and innovation policy. (in German)
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Previous research has shown that trust is often not a given but grows over time, in a process including various steps of trust-building. In a similar and interrelated vein, the context within which trust emerges is not a given but is continuously processed by the actors involved. The paper explores this understudied research area, namely actors’ co...
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EC policy reveals a strong conviction that CSO’s main function in EU-funded research and innovation projects is to take care of the ‘societal perspective’, which would not be adequately represented otherwise. With this, CSOs are supposed to be the main advocates of RRI in project consortia and are supported by all kinds of EC policy measures to ful...
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AT A TIME when increasingly potent technologies are being developed with the potential to transform society, researchers in all technological fields, including information and communications technology (ICT), are under growing pressure to consider and reflect on the motivations, purposes, and possible consequences associated with their research. Th...
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This chapter is concerned with how social order is established within collectives and the ethical problems that arise when we attempt to create and direct collectives towards particular ends. It draws on our work to establish governance principles for Smart Society—an EU project aiming to engineer Collective Adaptive Systems comprised of people and...
Conference Paper
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Given the potent and pervasive nature of modern technologies, this paper lays out the complexities involved in achieving responsible design. In order to do this we will first compare an emerging policy-oriented programme of research known as RRI (Responsible Research and Innovation) with initiatives in HCI. A focus on the similarities and differenc...
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Wie lässt sich das Verhältnis von Finanzmarkt und Öffentlichkeit bestimmen? Diese Frage wird anhand eines Finanzbereichs untersucht, in dem „Gabentausch und Markttransaktionen miteinander verbunden sind“ (Beckert 2012, S. 253), nämlich dem noch jungen globalen Markt für Mikrofinanzierung. Hier tätigen immer mehr ausländische Kapitalgeber Investitio...
Conference Paper
We introduce the concept of Hybrid Diversity - Aware Collective Adaptive Systems (HDA-CAS) and their proposed role in addressing social problems associated with urban living, health, and financial markets. Our concern is for their responsible development and deployment, and to this end, we suggest perspectives on the governance of social machines a...
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Spätestens mit der Schuldenkrise sind Finanzmärkte ins Zentrum der Forschung und des öffentlichen Diskurses gerückt. Dieser Band eröffnet neue und profunde Einblicke in ein gesellschaftlich relevantes und komplexes Phänomen der Gegenwart, das durch die Gleichzeitigkeit von formaler Rationalität und kommunikativer Mythenbildung, hoher Technisierung...
Book
Nationalökonomien und ihre Verschuldung sind eigentlich unüberschaubar. Am Beispiel sogenannter Entwicklungs- und Schwellenländer zeigt dieses Buch, wie Regierungen und internationale Finanzinstitutionen sich dennoch tagtäglich Übersicht verschaffen: Mithilfe spezifischer Beobachtungstechnologien können weit verstreute Daten in kompakte, ständig re...
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This chapter discusses scoping systems and presents a trading and information system used in the foreign exchange market (FOREX) and a debt management and financial analysis system (DMFAS) developed by a program of the United Nations Conference on Trade and Development. To explain the scoping systems, the authors distinguish them from a network, de...

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Austrian platform on Responsible Research and Innovation