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
Size: 30.98 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.

Inside Nasa

Author: Howard E. McCurdy
Publisher: Johns Hopkins Univ Pr
Size: 16.11 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.

The Challenger Launch Decision

Author: Diane Vaughan
Publisher: University of Chicago Press
ISBN: 9780226851761
Size: 43.95 MB
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Discusses the social impact of the crash and analyzes the NASA decision making process.


Author: Andrew Lakoff
Publisher: Univ of California Press
ISBN: 0520295765
Size: 69.80 MB
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In an era where appeals to health increasingly measure both hopes and fears, this is a vital book."—Peter Redfield, author of Life in Crisis: The Ethical Journey of Doctors without Borders

Social Emergence

Author: Robert Keith Sawyer
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 9780521844642
Size: 17.60 MB
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This book makes a unique contribution not only to complex systems research but also to social theory.

Inviting Disaster

Author: James R. Chiles
Publisher: HarperBusiness
ISBN: 9780066620824
Size: 46.28 MB
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Included in this edition is a special introduction providing a behind-the-scenes look at the World Trade Center catastrophe.

Digital Apollo

Author: David A. Mindell
Publisher: MIT Press
ISBN: 9780262266680
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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.

Complex Organizations

Author: Charles Perrow
ISBN: 9781626549029
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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.