Organizing for Reliability: A Guide for Research and Practice - High Reliability and Crisis Management (Hardback)
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Organizing for Reliability: A Guide for Research and Practice - High Reliability and Crisis Management (Hardback)

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Hardback 344 Pages / Published: 27/02/2018
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Increasingly, scholars view reliability-the ability to plan for and withstand disaster-as a social construction. However, there is a tendency to evoke this concept only in the face of catastrophes, such as the British Petroleum oil spill or the Space Shuttle Challenger explosion. This book frames reliability as a fundamental issue in the study of organizations-one that can also improve day-to-day operations.

Bringing together a diverse cast of contributors, it considers how we can account for the ability of some organizations to maintain high reliability and what we can learn from them. The chapters distinguish reliability from related lines of inquiry; take stock of relevant research from different disciplinary perspectives; highlight implications for practice; and identify directions, questions, and priorities for future research. The first of its kind in over twenty years, this volume delivers a dynamic base of shared knowledge and an integrative research agenda at a time when organizational reliability has never been so important.

Publisher: Stanford University Press
ISBN: 9780804793612
Number of pages: 344
Dimensions: 229 x 152 mm


MEDIA REVIEWS

"Integrating organizational perspectives from what are quite fragmented fields-human error, safety and disasters, resilience, and more-this book extends the research on high reliability and reliability management in organizations."

-- Kenneth Pettersen * University of Stavanger *

"Contributing fresh insight on reliability, this book has the potential to rejuvenate interest and stimulate substantial new research in the field."

-- Sara J. Singer * Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health and Harvard Medical School *

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