Competent validation for subsidiarity: we validate where we know

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Validation is one of the toughest problems academics face, i.e. finding out where the new knowledge works and where it does not. Decision makers also engage in validation all the time, as they need to decide about the knowledge they use for their decisions. In this talk I will unpack the three aspects of validation: consistency, relevance and applicability. My focus are business decision makers validating personal knowledge for a particular decision. The essence of my argument is that validating should always be done by the most knowledgeable person, which fully consistent with the principle of subsidiarity.
Original languageEnglish
Publication statusPublished - 8 Nov 2016
EventThe Principle of Subsidiarity from a Transdisciplinary Perspective - Budapest, Hungary
Duration: 8 Nov 2016 → …


ConferenceThe Principle of Subsidiarity from a Transdisciplinary Perspective
Period8/11/16 → …


  • subsidiarity
  • validation
  • decision making
  • competence
  • personal knowledge

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