A Cross-disciplinary Research Program: Risk management in a Dynamic Society

Jens Rasmussen

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The paper present the basis of a cross-disciplinary research program focused onthe changing requirements to industrial risk management within large-scale hazardous installa-tions in a modern, dynamic society. The socio-technical system involved in risk management includes several levels ranging from legislators, managers, work planners, and operators. This system is presently stressed by a fast pace of technological change, by an increasingly aggressive, competitive environment, and by changing regulatory practices and public pressure.The need for a taxonomy of hazard sources and the related risk management strategies as a basis for research is discussed together with the cross-disciplinary research issues evolving from the present trends. In addition, the difficulties met when involving paradigm-driven,academic disciplines in cross-disciplinary programs are reviewed.The program was developed in a cooperation with the Risk Centrum, University of Karlstad, and the Center for Risk Research and Education, Institute of Technology, Lund, both Sweden.
Original languageEnglish
Publication date1996
Number of pages16
Publication statusPublished - 1996
Externally publishedYes
EventSafety and Reliability in Industrial Management - Trondheim, Norway
Duration: 29 May 199630 May 1996


SeminarSafety and Reliability in Industrial Management


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