Innovation, Technology, and Knowledge Management

Managing Risk in Nanotechnology

Topics in Governance, Assurance and Transfer

Editors: Murphy, Finbarr, McAlea, Eamonn M., Mullins, Martin (Eds.)

  • Examines how nanotechnology risks are being addressed by scientists and how these risks can be measured in financial terms
  • Provides an overview of nanotechnology risk measurement and risk transfer
  • Explores ways in which insurance can impact nanotechnology regulation
  • Examines legal issues in nanotechnology, both current and future outcomes
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About this book

This book aims to address how nanotechnology risks are being addressed  by scientists, particularly in the areas of human health and the environment and how these risks can be measured in financial terms for insurers and regulators. It provides a comprehensive overview of nanotechnology risk measurement and risk transfer methods, including a chapter outlining how Bayesian methods can be used. It also examines nanotechnology from a legal perspective, both current and potential future outcomes.

The global market for nanotechnology products was valued at $22.9 billion in 2013 and increased to about $26 billion in 2014. This market is expected to reach about $64.2 billion by 2019, a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 19.8% from 2014 to 2019. Despite the increasing value of nanotechnologies and their widespread use, there is a significant gap between the enthusiasm of scientists and nanotechnology entrepreneurs working in the nanotechnology space and the insurance/regulatory sector. Scientists are scarcely aware that insurers/regulators have concerns about the potential for human and environmental risk and insurers/regulators are not in a position to access the potential risk. This book aims to bridge this gap by defining the current challenges in nanotechnology across disciplines and providing a number of risk management and assessment methodologies.

Featuring contributions from authors in areas such as regulation, law, ethics, management, insurance and manufacturing, this volume provides an interdisciplinary perspective that is of value to students, academics, researchers, policy makers, practitioners and society in general.

Table of contents (12 chapters)

  • Introduction

    McAlea, Eamonn M. (et al.)

    Pages 1-6

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  • Nanomaterial and Nanotechnology Firms: A Typology

    Carroll, Anthony (et al.)

    Pages 9-28

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  • Governance of Nanotechnology: Context, Principles and Challenges

    Hankin, Steven M. (et al.)

    Pages 29-49

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  • Integrating the Social Impacts into Risk Governance of Nanotechnology

    Subramanian, Vrishali (et al.)

    Pages 51-70

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  • International Cooperation on Nanosafety Between Europe and Latin America

    Malsch, Ineke (et al.)

    Pages 71-92

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Buy this book

eBook 118,99 €
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  • Included format: EPUB, PDF
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  • Immediate eBook download after purchase
Hardcover 145,59 €
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  • ISBN 978-3-319-32390-9
  • 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
Managing Risk in Nanotechnology
Book Subtitle
Topics in Governance, Assurance and Transfer
Editors
  • Finbarr Murphy
  • Eamonn M. McAlea
  • Martin Mullins
Series Title
Innovation, Technology, and Knowledge Management
Copyright
2016
Publisher
Springer International Publishing
Copyright Holder
Springer International Publishing Switzerland
eBook ISBN
978-3-319-32392-3
DOI
10.1007/978-3-319-32392-3
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-319-32390-9
Series ISSN
2197-5698
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
X, 240
Number of Illustrations and Tables
3 b/w illustrations, 39 illustrations in colour
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