Classes of socio-technical hazards allow a characterization of the risk in technology innovation and clarify the mechanisms underpinning emergent technological risk. Emerging Technological Risk provides an interdisciplinary account of risk in socio-technical systems including hazards which highlight:
* How technological risk crosses organizational boundaries,
* How technological trajectories and evolution develop from resolving tensions emerging between social aspects of organisations and technologies and
* How social behaviour shapes, and is shaped by, technology.
Addressing an audience from a range of academic and professional backgrounds, Emerging Technological Risk is a key source for those who wish to benefit from a detail and methodical exposure to multiple perspectives on technological risk. By providing a synthesis of recent work on risk that captures the complex mechanisms that characterize the emergence of risk in technology innovation, Emerging Technological Risk bridges contributions from many disciplines in order to sustain a fruitful debate.
Emerging Technological Risk is one of a series of books developed by the Dependability Interdisciplinary Research Collaboration funded by the UK Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council.
Publisher: Springer London Ltd
Number of pages: 186
Weight: 332 g
Dimensions: 235 x 155 x 15 mm
Edition: 2012 ed.
A technically qualified specialist in reliability or security can appreciate the notion of risk as a tool to address the negative effects of technology use. Recently, this topic has become quite popular among various authors dealing with computing or networking issues ... There are also many books that deal in general with risk engineering... This book has a different perspective: Anderson and Felici present the problem at a very high level and thoroughly discuss in a qualitative way the various aspects of risk that can arise due to technological developments.
Piotr Cholda, Computing Reviews (www.computingreviews.com) 6th July 2012
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