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Organisational Accidents and Resilient Organisations: Six Perspectives. Revision 2

Abstract

Several major accidents are related to the interplay of organisational properties and technology. The aim of this report is to present a set of perspectives that can help us understand the organisational mechanisms related to major accidents. Six perspectives are discussed: 1. The energy and barrier perspective;2. The theory of Normal Accidents;3. The theory of High Reliability Organisations;4. The information processing perspective;5. A decision-making perspective;6. The Resilience Engineering perspective. The target groups of the report are researchers, students and advanced practitioners.

Category

Report

Language

English

Author(s)

Affiliation

  • SINTEF Digital / Software Engineering, Safety and Security
  • SINTEF Digital

Year

2010

Publisher

SINTEF rapport

ISBN

9788214050561

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