Normal Accidents

Author: Charles Perrow
Publisher: Princeton University Press
ISBN: 9781400828494
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" In the new afterword to this edition Perrow reviews the extensive work on the major accidents of the last fifteen years, including Bhopal, Chernobyl, and the Challenger disaster.

The Next Catastrophe

Author: Charles Perrow
Publisher: Princeton University Press
ISBN: 9781400827596
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Written in a highly accessible style by a renowned systems-behavior expert, this book is essential reading for the twenty-first century.

The Challenger Launch Decision

Author: Diane Vaughan
Publisher: University of Chicago Press
ISBN: 9780226851761
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Discusses the social impact of the crash and analyzes the NASA decision making process.

The Limits Of Safety

Author: Scott Douglas Sagan
Publisher: Princeton University Press
ISBN: 0691021015
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This book therefore challenges our beliefs, not only about nuclear weapons safety, but also about our ability to control the many other hazardous technologies on which modern society is based.

Complex Organizations

Author: Charles Perrow
Publisher: Echo Point Books & Media
ISBN: 9781626542457
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"In a very real sense, this book is in a class by itself. . . . It has achieved the status of a 'classic.' . . . There is no other single volume which provides such a thoughtful and incisive critique of organizational theory.

Friendly Fire

Author: Scott A. Snook
Publisher: Princeton University Press
ISBN: 140084097X
Size: 61.58 MB
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This book attempts to make sense of this tragedy--a tragedy that on its surface makes no sense at all. With almost twenty years in uniform and a Ph.D. in organizational behavior, Lieutenant Colonel Snook writes from a unique perspective.

Risk And Culture

Author: Mary Douglas
Publisher: Univ of California Press
ISBN: 9780520907393
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On what basis are certain dangers guarded against and others relegated to secondary status? This book explores how we decide what risks to take and which to ignore, both as individuals and as a culture.

Inside Nasa

Author: Howard E. McCurdy
Publisher: Johns Hopkins Univ Pr
ISBN:
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He concludes that, given the conditions ofmodern government, the performance of high-technology agencies like NASA inherently tends to decline. Inside NASA offers a revealing study of both organizational culture and bureaucratic aging.

Living Weapons

Author: Gregory D. Koblentz
Publisher: Cornell University Press
ISBN: 0801457661
Size: 57.46 MB
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One of my goals in this book is to explain the underlying principles of these apparent paradoxes."-from Living Weapons Biological weapons are the least well understood of the so-called weapons of mass destruction.

Inviting Disaster

Author: James R. Chiles
Publisher: HarperBusiness
ISBN: 9780066620824
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Included in this edition is a special introduction providing a behind-the-scenes look at the World Trade Center catastrophe.