We all look for the “authority” on a certain subject to affirm, deny, change or enlighten our own thoughts because we believe them to be the expert. So what constitutes an “expert”?
The Oxford dictionary defines the word “expert” as ”a person who is very knowledgeable about, or skillful in, a particular area.” This is clearly a subjective definition with the emphasis on the word, “very.” How does one measure, “very?”
What is “Expert Opinion?”
The word “expert” comes from the Latin word expertus, past participle of experiri ‘try.’ It came into use as a noun in the early 19th century.
MLEK Senior Partner Dr. Laurence B. Mussio lectures at McMaster in March, 2013.
In recent years, it is becoming increasingly apparent what characteristic will define the current age. Ours is a unique period in history because of the rise of networks we’re seeing. Whether networks of innovation, networks of markets, or digital and social networks, these intersections are becoming increasingly complex and are in the process of reshaping society.
The rise of these the network society represents one of the contemporary era’s most consequential economic, technological and social developments.
As a result, it is necessary to add a new dimension to our understanding of business, economic and technological history: namely, how these networks function, what their role is in society, and how they are reshaping human communication.