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: 9781400827596
Size: 28.16 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: 29.41 MB
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Discusses the social impact of the crash and analyzes the NASA decision making process.

Inside Nasa

Author: Howard E. McCurdy
Publisher: Johns Hopkins Univ Pr
Size: 42.37 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 Logic Of Failure

Author: Dietrich Dörner
Publisher: Basic Books
ISBN: 9780201479485
Size: 45.64 MB
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An incisive analysis of real-life situations that helps all those involved in any kind of strategic planning recognize and avoid logical yet devastating errors.

The Aids Disaster

Author: Charles Perrow
Publisher: Yale University Press
ISBN: 9780300048803
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Outlines how government and private organizations have inadequately addressed the AIDS issue because of the attitude of society toward the population groups most affected by the disease

Digital Apollo

Author: David A. Mindell
Publisher: MIT Press
ISBN: 9780262266680
Size: 22.46 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: 26.81 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.

Complex Organizations

Author: Charles Perrow
ISBN: 9781626549029
Size: 74.55 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.

Organization At The Limit

Author: William Starbuck
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 140514260X
Size: 59.52 MB
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This book thus presents many viewpoints on the complex behavioral factors that led to disaster.