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Exploring Resilience

A Scientific Journey from Practice to Theory

Editors: Wiig, Siri, Fahlbruch, Babette (Eds.)

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  • Explores different approaches for operationalization of resilience across scientific disciplines and system levels
  • Creates a theoretical foundation for a resilience framework across scientific disciplines and system levels
  • Develops suggestions and inspiration for the research community and practitioners in high-risk industries
  • Presents chapters from leading international authors representing different research disciplines and practical fields 
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About this book

Resilience has become an important topic on the safety research agenda and in organizational practice. Most empirical work on resilience has been descriptive, identifying characteristics of work and organizing activity which allow organizations to cope with unexpected situations. Fewer studies have developed testable models and theories that can be used to support interventions aiming to increase resilience and improve safety. In addition, the absent integration of different system levels from individuals, teams, organizations, regulatory bodies, and policy level in theory and practice imply that mechanisms through which resilience is linked across complex systems are not yet well understood. Scientific efforts have been made to develop constructs and models that present relationships; however, these cannot be characterized as sufficient for theory building. There is a need for taking a broader look at resilience practices as a foundation for developing a theoretical framework that can help improve safety in complex systems.

This book does not advocate for one definition or one field of research when talking about resilience; it does not assume that the use of resilience concepts is necessarily positive for safety. We encourage a broad approach, seeking inspiration across different scientific and practical domains for the purpose of further developing resilience at a theoretical and an operational level of relevance for different high-risk industries. The aim of the book is twofold:

1. To explore different approaches for operationalization of resilience across scientific disciplines and system levels.

2. To create a theoretical foundation for a resilience framework across scientific disciplines and system levels.

By presenting chapters from leading international authors representing different research disciplines and practical fields we develop suggestions and inspiration for the research community and practitioners in high-risk industries.


This book is Open Access under a CC-BY licence. 

Table of contents (15 chapters)

Table of contents (15 chapters)
  • Exploring Resilience – An Introduction

    Pages 1-5

    Wiig, Siri (et al.)

  • Resilience, Reliability, Safety: Multilevel Research Challenges

    Pages 7-13

    Le Coze, Jean-Christophe

  • Moments of Resilience: Time, Space and the Organisation of Safety in Complex Sociotechnical Systems

    Pages 15-23

    Macrae, Carl

  • Resilience Engineering as a Quality Improvement Method in Healthcare

    Pages 25-31

    Anderson, Janet E. (et al.)

  • Resilience and Essential Public Infrastructure

    Pages 33-40

    Baram, Michael

Buy this book

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  • ISBN 978-3-030-03189-3
  • This book is an open access book, you can download it for free on link.springer.com
Softcover 51,99 €
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  • ISBN 978-3-030-03188-6
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
  • The final prices may differ from the prices shown due to specifics of VAT rules
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Exploring Resilience
Book Subtitle
A Scientific Journey from Practice to Theory
Editors
  • Siri Wiig
  • Babette Fahlbruch
Series Title
SpringerBriefs in Safety Management
Copyright
2019
Publisher
Springer International Publishing
Copyright Holder
The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s)
eBook ISBN
978-3-030-03189-3
DOI
10.1007/978-3-030-03189-3
Softcover ISBN
978-3-030-03188-6
Series ISSN
2520-8004
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
VI, 128
Number of Illustrations
5 illustrations in colour
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