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Risk, Systems and Decisions

Expertise Under Scrutiny

21st Century Decision Making for Environmental Health and Safety

Authors: Merad, Myriam, Trump, Benjamin D.

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  • Unpacks and explains the characteristics of valid decision making, especially in environmental health and safety   
  • Shows how organizations and leaders can employ ethical principles and transparency to overcome public skepticism
  • Demonstrates multi-criteria decision support tools designed to guide the most complex and uncertain decisions
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This book explores the challenges that confront leaders in government and industry when making decisions in the areas of environmental health and safety. Today, decision making demands transparency, robustness, and resiliency. However thoughtfully they are devised, decisions made by governments and enterprises can often trigger immediate, passionate public response.

Expertise Under Scrutiny shows how leaders can establish organizational decision making processes that yield valid, workable choices even in fast-changing and uncertain conditions.

The first part of the book examines the organizational decision making process, describing the often-contentious environment in which important environmental health and safety decisions are made, and received. The authors review the roles of actors and experts in the decision making process. The book goes on to address such topics as:

·       The roles of actors and experts in the decision making process

·       Ethics and analytics as drivers of good decisions

·       Why managing problems in safety, security, environment, and health 

Part II offers an outline for adopting a formal decision support structure, including the use of decision support tools. It includes a chapter devoted to ELECTRE (ELimination and Choice Expressing Reality), a multi-criteria decision analysis system.

The book concludes with an insightful appraisal and analysis of the expertise, structure and resources needed for navigating well-supported, risk-informed decisions in our 21st Century world.

Expertise Under Scrutiny benefits a broad audience of students, academics, researchers, and working professionals in management and related disciplines, especially in the field of environmental health and safety.

Table of contents (8 chapters)

Table of contents (8 chapters)
  • The Challenge of Making Good Decisions

    Pages 3-10

    Merad, Myriam (et al.)

  • About Expertise Problems: Decision Making Challenges in a Contentious Environment

    Pages 11-31

    Merad, Myriam (et al.)

  • Actors and Experts in the Decision Making Process

    Pages 33-54

    Merad, Myriam (et al.)

  • Critical Challenges and Difficulties in Safety, Security, Environment and Health: Why Are We So Bad at Managing SSEH Problems?

    Pages 55-88

    Merad, Myriam (et al.)

  • Ethics and Analytics as Key Drivers of Good Decisions

    Pages 89-108

    Merad, Myriam (et al.)

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eBook $109.00
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  • ISBN 978-3-030-20532-4
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Hardcover $149.99
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  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Expertise Under Scrutiny
Book Subtitle
21st Century Decision Making for Environmental Health and Safety
Authors
Series Title
Risk, Systems and Decisions
Copyright
2020
Publisher
Springer International Publishing
Copyright Holder
Springer Nature Switzerland AG
eBook ISBN
978-3-030-20532-4
DOI
10.1007/978-3-030-20532-4
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-030-20530-0
Series ISSN
2626-6717
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XVI, 168
Number of Illustrations
13 b/w illustrations, 32 illustrations in colour
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