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: 1400838517
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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.

Complex Organizations

Author: Charles Perrow
ISBN: 9781626549029
Size: 39.69 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: 30.38 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.

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.

The Logic Of Failure

Author: Dietrich Dorner
Publisher: Basic Books
ISBN: 9780201479485
Size: 61.71 MB
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In this truly indispensable book, Dietrich Dörner identifies what he calls the “logic of failure”—certain tendencies in our patterns of thought that, while appropriate to an older, simpler world, prove disastrous for the complex ...

Designing The New American University

Author: Michael M. Crow
Publisher: JHU Press
ISBN: 1421417243
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In Designing the New American University, Crow and coauthor William B. Dabars—a historian whose research focus is the American research university—examine the emergence of this set of institutions and the imperative for the new model, ...

Groupware Design Implementation And Use

Author: Robert O. Briggs
Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
ISBN: 3540928308
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This book constitutes the refereed post-conference proceedings of the 14th International Workshop on Groupware: Design, Implementation, and Use, held in Omaha, Nebraska, USA, during September 14-18, 2008.

Risk And Blame

Author: Professor Mary Douglas
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1136490116
Size: 73.75 MB
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First published in 1992, this volume follows on from the programme for studying risk and blame that was implied in Purity and Danger.