Resilience Engineering: Concepts and Precepts

Published on Oct 1, 2012
Erik Hollnagel41
Estimated H-index: 41
David Woods61
Estimated H-index: 61
Nancy G. Leveson48
Estimated H-index: 48
For Resilience Engineering, 'failure' is the result of the adaptations necessary to cope with the complexity of the real world, rather than a breakdown or malfunction. The performance of individuals and organizations must continually adjust to current conditions and, because resources and time are finite, such adjustments are always approximate. This definitive new book explores this groundbreaking new development in safety and risk management, where 'success' is based on the ability of organizations, groups and individuals to anticipate the changing shape of risk before failures and harm occur. Featuring contributions from many of the worlds leading figures in the fields of human factors and safety, Resilience Engineering: Concepts and Precepts provides thought-provoking insights into system safety as an aggregate of its various components, subsystems, software, organizations, human behaviours, and the way in which they interact. The book provides an introduction to Resilience Engineering of systems, covering both the theoretical and practical aspects. It is written for those responsible for system safety on managerial or operational levels alike, including safety managers and engineers (line and maintenance), security experts, risk and safety consultants, human factors professionals and accident investigators.
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Paul Swuste19
Estimated H-index: 19
(TU Delft: Delft University of Technology),
Coen Van Gulijk11
Estimated H-index: 11
(University of Huddersfield)
+ 3 AuthorsFrank W. Guldenmund11
Estimated H-index: 11
(TU Delft: Delft University of Technology)
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Published on Jan 1, 2020in Safety Science3.62
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Estimated H-index: 1
(UMA: University of Málaga),
María del Carmen Pardo-Ferreira2
Estimated H-index: 2
(UMA: University of Málaga)
+ 1 AuthorsJuan Carlos Rubio-Romero10
Estimated H-index: 10
(UMA: University of Málaga)
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Estimated H-index: 4
(Beihang University),
Zheying Lin (Beihang University)
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Published on Dec 1, 2019in Safety Science3.62
Changwon Son (A&M: Texas A&M University), Farzan Sasangohar6
Estimated H-index: 6
(A&M: Texas A&M University)
+ 2 AuthorsTimothy J. Neville (A&M: Texas A&M University)
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Published on 2019in Safety Science3.62
Andrea Yunyan Jia (HKU: University of Hong Kong), Steve Rowlinson27
Estimated H-index: 27
(HKU: University of Hong Kong)
+ 2 AuthorsMarina Ciccarelli10
Estimated H-index: 10
(Curtin University)
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Estimated H-index: 15
Massimo Mecella28
Estimated H-index: 28
+ 1 AuthorsPierluigi Plebani15
Estimated H-index: 15
(Polytechnic University of Milan)
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Published on Dec 1, 2019in Safety Science3.62
Alastair Ross13
Estimated H-index: 13
(Glas.: University of Glasgow),
Trevor Murrells26
Estimated H-index: 26
('KCL': King's College London)
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Estimated H-index: 16
('KCL': King's College London)
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Published on Dec 1, 2019in Safety Science3.62
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Estimated H-index: 56
(University of Southampton),
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Estimated H-index: 2
(Bangor University)
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Estimated H-index: 29
(OHSU: Oregon Health & Science University)
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