Florence Devouard

Florence Devouard
University of Applied Sciences and Arts of Southern Switzerland

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In order to counter systemic bias in peer production projects like Wikipedia, a variety of strategies have been used to fill gaps and improve the completeness of the archive. We test a number of these strategies in a project aimed at improving articles relating to South Africa’s primary school curriculum and find that many of the predominant strate...
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In order to counter systemic bias in peer production projects like Wikipedia, a variety of strategies have been used to fill gaps and improve the completeness of the archive. We test a number of these strategies in a project aimed at improving articles relating to South Africa’s primary school curriculum and find that many of the predominant strate...
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One of the most signicant economists of our time, Kenneth Arrow, argued over three decades ago that trust has implications for the economy as well as the polity. In the current “economic crisis” his words seem prophetic. For Arrow, trust has not only economic value but also sheer pragmatic value. It simply makes life easier. Like Luhmann, Arrow vie...
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For countries in the vanguard of the world economy, the balance between knowl-edge and resources has shi so far towards the former that knowledge has become perhaps the most important factor determining the standard of living more than land, than tools, than labor. Today's most technologically advanced economies are truly knowledge-based. World Dev...