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Sociotechnical Systems, Risk, and Error

Alex Kirlik

in Human-Tech: Ethical and Scientific Foundations

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
January 2011
ISBN:
9780199765140
eISBN:
9780199863358
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199765140.003.0008
Subject:
Psychology, Human-Technology Interaction

This chapter presents the reprinted article “The Walkerton E. coli outbreak: a test of Rasmussen's framework for risk management in a dynamic society” by Kim J. Vicente and Klaus Christoffersen. The ... More


Mapping Sociotechnical Systems That Deliver Media

Joshua A. Braun

in This Program Is Brought To You By...: Distributing Television News Online

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9780300197501
eISBN:
9780300216240
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300197501.003.0003
Subject:
Society and Culture, Media Studies

This chapter examines media distribution within the context of sociotechnical systems. It begins with a discussion of the concept of recalcitrance and its relation to heterogeneous engineering before ... More


Conclusion

Joshua A. Braun

in This Program Is Brought To You By...: Distributing Television News Online

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9780300197501
eISBN:
9780300216240
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300197501.003.0014
Subject:
Society and Culture, Media Studies

This book has explored trends in the distribution of online television news and the underlying sociotechnical systems by looking at the case of MSNBC. It has described concepts and offered insights ... More


Resilience Engineering for Sociotechnical Safety Management

Riccardo Patriarca

in Multisystemic Resilience: Adaptation and Transformation in Contexts of Change

Published in print:
2021
Published Online:
March 2021
ISBN:
9780190095888
eISBN:
9780197541159
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190095888.003.0025
Subject:
Psychology, Social Psychology

Modern societies call for a reconsideration of risk and safety, in light of the increasing complexity of human-made systems. Technological artefacts, and the respective role of humans, as well as the ... More


A Systemic Perspective on the Global Sanitation Challenge: Insights from Sociotechnical Dynamics in Nairobi’s Informal Settlements

Mara J. van Welie and Bernhard Truffer

in Science, Technology, and Innovation for Sustainable Development Goals: Insights from Agriculture, Health, Environment, and Energy

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
August 2020
ISBN:
9780190949501
eISBN:
9780197528907
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190949501.003.0016
Subject:
Political Science, Political Theory

The sanitation target of the millennium development goals (MDGs) was not reached and progress toward the sustainable development goal on water and sanitation (SDG6) is very slow. The lack of ... More


The Transformation of the Food System

Andrew Deener

in The Problem with Feeding Cities: The Social Transformation of Infrastructure, Abundance, and Inequality in America

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
May 2021
ISBN:
9780226702919
eISBN:
9780226703107
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226702919.003.0001
Subject:
Sociology, Social Stratification, Inequality, and Mobility

This chapter sets up the book's historical and theoretical framework about the changing interdependencies between economic and urban development and the uneven distribution of food. It introduces the ... More


Authenticity, Earth Systems Engineering and Management, and the Limits of Trading Zones in the Era of the Anthropogenic Earth

Brad Allenby

in Trading Zones and Interactional Expertise: Creating New Kinds of Collaboration

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
August 2013
ISBN:
9780262014724
eISBN:
9780262289436
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262014724.003.0007
Subject:
Society and Culture, Technology and Society

The demographic, economic, cultural, and technological changes occurring since the Industrial Revolution have given rise to a new and challenging phenomenon: A planet dominated by the activity and ... More


Building Expertise: Renovation as Professional Innovation

Kathryn B. Janda and Gavin Killip

in Constructing Green: The Social Structures of Sustainability

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
January 2014
ISBN:
9780262019415
eISBN:
9780262315388
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262019415.003.0002
Subject:
Environmental Science, Environmental Studies

This chapter begins with a review of some recent literature on innovation in the residential sector. The chapter takes up the challenge of discerning which institutions can successfully intervene in ... More


The Spacecraft

Janet Vertesi

in Shaping Science: Organizations, Decisions, and Culture on NASA's Teams

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
May 2021
ISBN:
9780226691084
eISBN:
9780226691114
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226691114.003.0008
Subject:
History, History of Science, Technology, and Medicine

Planetary scientists explained that the difference in their work styles were the result of working with two very different spacecraft. This chapter reveals instead how each group's organizational ... More


Kill the Inventor! If Capitalism Spurs Innovation, Who Is the Horse?

Jesse Goldstein

in Planetary Improvement: Cleantech Entrepreneurship and the Contradictions of Green Capitalism

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
September 2019
ISBN:
9780262037822
eISBN:
9780262346139
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262037822.003.0004
Subject:
Political Science, Public Policy

The saying “capitalism spurs innovation” conjures a sense that capitalism is promoting, accelerating and encouraging creative advance. However, spurs are also a disciplinary device, used to break in ... More


Green Capital Denial: Insulating the Green Spirit from Capital

Jesse Goldstein

in Planetary Improvement: Cleantech Entrepreneurship and the Contradictions of Green Capitalism

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
September 2019
ISBN:
9780262037822
eISBN:
9780262346139
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262037822.003.0006
Subject:
Political Science, Public Policy

Planetary improvement is less about improving the planet in some objective, ‘natural’ sense as it is about improving and sustaining a very distinct mode of inhabiting this planet, of making natures ... More


Introduction: Understanding Technology

Robert Pool

in Beyond Engineering: How Society Shapes Technology

Published in print:
1997
Published Online:
November 2020
ISBN:
9780195107722
eISBN:
9780197561027
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780195107722.003.0005
Subject:
Environmental Science, Social Impact of Environmental Issues

This is a very different book from the one I began writing four years ago. That happens sometimes, usually when an author doesn't really understand a subject or when he discovers something else ... More


Organization Redesign

Thomas Packard

in Organizational Change for the Human Services

Published in print:
2021
Published Online:
June 2021
ISBN:
9780197549995
eISBN:
9780197580707
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780197549995.003.0016
Subject:
Social Work, Communities and Organizations

Organizational restructuring, or, more fully, organizational redesign, is a commonly proposed solution for major organizational problems. It should only be considered after a thorough analysis of ... More


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