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dc.contributor.authorW.A. Dekker, Sidneyen_US
dc.contributor.editorHarris and Muiren_US
dc.date.accessioned2017-04-24T08:11:59Z
dc.date.available2017-04-24T08:11:59Z
dc.date.issued2005en_US
dc.date.modified2014-08-26T05:50:05Z
dc.identifier.isbn9780754645498en_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10072/39512
dc.description.abstractThe models we currently use to understand aerospace safety and accidents are based on a structuralist vocabulary, with mechanistic metaphors that describe the internal workings or failings of operators and their surrounding organizations. Such a view may be increasingly at odds with interpretative demands posed by recent accidents in otherwise very safe systems. Particularly the drift into failure, which represents a large category of residual risk in aerospace, is hard to model (and thereby understand and predict) with structuralist approaches. Drifting into failure is not so much about breakdowns or malfunctioning of components, but about an organization not adapting effectively to the complexity of its structure and environment. This requires aerospace to adopt a true systems approach, which sees sociotechnical complexity not as constituted of parts and their interactions, but as a web of dynamic, evolving relationships and transactions. This can lead to models that can make processes of drift come alive, and help point to more productive countermeasures.en_US
dc.description.peerreviewedYesen_US
dc.description.publicationstatusYesen_US
dc.languageEnglishen_US
dc.language.isoen_US
dc.publisherAshgateen_US
dc.publisher.placeUnited Kingdomen_US
dc.publisher.urihttp://www.ashgate.comen_US
dc.relation.ispartofbooktitleContemporary issues in human factors and aviation safetyen_US
dc.relation.ispartofchapter9en_US
dc.relation.ispartofstudentpublicationNen_US
dc.relation.ispartofpagefrom181en_US
dc.relation.ispartofpageto198en_US
dc.rights.retentionYen_US
dc.subject.fieldofresearchDecision Makingen_US
dc.subject.fieldofresearchcode170202en_US
dc.titleWhy we need new accident modelsen_US
dc.typeBook chapteren_US
dc.type.descriptionB1 - Book Chapters (HERDC)en_US
dc.type.codeB - Book Chaptersen_US
gro.date.issued2005
gro.hasfulltextNo Full Text


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