Normal Accidents

Author: Charles Perrow
Publisher: Princeton University Press
ISBN: 9781400828494
Size: 71.80 MB
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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: 1400838517
Size: 69.96 MB
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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
Size: 12.32 MB
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Discusses the social impact of the crash and analyzes the NASA decision making process.

Complex Organizations

Author: Charles Perrow
ISBN: 9781626549029
Size: 76.63 MB
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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.

Digital Apollo

Author: David A. Mindell
Publisher: MIT Press
ISBN: 9780262266680
Size: 65.82 MB
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Mindell recounts the story of astronauts' desire to control their spacecraft in parallel with the history of the Apollo Guidance Computer.

Friendly Fire

Author: Scott A. Snook
Publisher: Princeton University Press
ISBN: 140084097X
Size: 36.89 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.


Author: Andrew Lakoff
Publisher: Univ of California Press
ISBN: 0520295757
Size: 43.38 MB
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"This book tells the story of how the fragile and still-uncertain machinery of global health security was cobbled together over a two-decade period, beginning in the early 1990s.

Inside Nasa

Author: Howard E. McCurdy
Publisher: Johns Hopkins Univ Pr
Size: 27.34 MB
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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.

3 11

Author: Richard J. Samuels
Publisher: Cornell University Press
ISBN: 0801468027
Size: 63.98 MB
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In 3.11, Richard Samuels offers the first broad scholarly assessment of the disaster's impact on Japan's government and society.

The Logic Of Failure

Author: Dietrich Dörner
Publisher: Henry Holt & Company
ISBN: 9780805041606
Size: 18.29 MB
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Explains why and how, with our intelligence, experience, and information, humans continue to make catastrophic mistakes