Governance in technology development

Kurt, Aygen and Duquenoy, Penny (2013) Governance in technology development. In: Ethical governance of emerging technologies development. Doridot, Fernand, Duquenoy, Penny, Goujon, Philippe, Kurt, Aygen, Lavelle, Sylvain, Patrignani, Norberto, Rainey, Stephen and Santuccio, Alessia, eds. IGI Global, Hershey, pp. 149-165. ISBN 9781466636705. [Book Section] (doi:10.4018/978-1-4666-3670-5.ch010)


With an increasing focus on the inclusion of considering the ethical and social impact of technology developments resulting from research in the European Union, and elsewhere, comes a need for a more effective process in technology development. Current ethics governance processes do not go far enough in enabling these considerations to be embedded in European Union research projects in a way that engages participants in technology development projects. Such a lack of engagement not only creates a distance between the technology developers and ethics (and ethics experts) but also undermines the legitimacy of decisions on ethical issues and outcomes, which in turn has an impact on the resulting innovation and its role in benefiting individuals and society. This chapter discusses these issues in the context of empirical work, founded on a theoretical base, undertaken as part of the EGAIS (Ethical Governance of Emerging Technologies) EU co-funded FP7 project.

Item Type: Book Section
Research Areas: A. > School of Science and Technology > Computer Science
A. > School of Science and Technology > Computer Science > Aspects of Law and Ethics Related to Technology group
Item ID: 10163
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Depositing User: Penny Duquenoy
Date Deposited: 17 Jun 2013 06:21
Last Modified: 13 Oct 2016 14:26

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