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Technologies and Complexity

Eser Kandogan, Paul P. Maglio, Eben M. Haber, and John Bailey

in Taming Information Technology: Lessons from Studies of System Administrators

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
January 2013
ISBN:
9780195374124
eISBN:
9780199979134
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195374124.003.0003
Subject:
Psychology, Human-Technology Interaction

This chapter examines technical complexity in more detail. First, the story of Dot examines the numerous steps and pitfalls involved in deploying a “simple” Web application in an enterprise ... More


Reliability and Risk: The Challenge of Managing Interconnected Infrastructures

Paul Schulman and Emery Roe

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
January 2017
ISBN:
9780804793933
eISBN:
9780804798624
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Stanford University Press
DOI:
10.11126/stanford/9780804793933.001.0001
Subject:
Business and Management, Organization Studies

High-reliability management of critical infrastructures-the safe and continued provision of electricity, natural gas, telecommunications, transportation, and water-is a social imperative. Loss of ... More


The Interinfrastructure Challenge

Emery Roe and Paul R. Schulman

in Reliability and Risk: The Challenge of Managing Interconnected Infrastructures

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
January 2017
ISBN:
9780804793933
eISBN:
9780804798624
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Stanford University Press
DOI:
10.11126/stanford/9780804793933.003.0002
Subject:
Business and Management, Organization Studies

A great deal of policy and debate over interconnected infrastructures focuses on a subset of the major patterns and ways two or more infrastructures are interconnected. Cascading interinfrastructure ... More


Our Framework in a Comparative Analytic Perspective

Emery Roe and Paul R. Schulman

in Reliability and Risk: The Challenge of Managing Interconnected Infrastructures

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
January 2017
ISBN:
9780804793933
eISBN:
9780804798624
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Stanford University Press
DOI:
10.11126/stanford/9780804793933.003.0006
Subject:
Business and Management, Organization Studies

Current models of ICISs often assume a cat’s-cradle of interconnectivity, in which everything is connected to everything else. This chapter calls that assumption into question from the perspective of ... More


Liability of Health Authorities and Government

CHRISTOPHER NEWDICK

in Who Should We Treat?: Rights, Rationing, and Resources in the NHS

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780199264186
eISBN:
9780191698927
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199264186.003.0007
Subject:
Law, Medical Law

Negligence may be the responsibility of a single individual. On the contrary, it may also arise by virtue of the system within which the clinician works. This chapter considers the institutional ... More


High Reliability in Critical Infrastructures

Emery Roe and Paul R. Schulman

in Reliability and Risk: The Challenge of Managing Interconnected Infrastructures

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
January 2017
ISBN:
9780804793933
eISBN:
9780804798624
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Stanford University Press
DOI:
10.11126/stanford/9780804793933.003.0003
Subject:
Business and Management, Organization Studies

The main concepts and features of high-reliability management in critical infrastructures are described. The chapter gives special attention to the precluded-events standard for reliability (i.e., ... More


The Computation of Collapse: Can Reliability Engineering Shed Light on Mental Illness?

Angus W. MacDonald, Jennifer L. Zick, Theoden I. Netoff, and Matthew V. Chafee

in Computational Psychiatry: New Perspectives on Mental Illness

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
May 2017
ISBN:
9780262035422
eISBN:
9780262337854
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262035422.003.0009
Subject:
Psychology, Cognitive Neuroscience

Computational modeling in psychiatry has generally followed from efforts to understand cognitive processes (McClelland and Rumelhart 1986) or the nervous system (Hodgkin and Huxley 1952). This stands ... More


The Infrastructure Society

Emery Roe and Paul R. Schulman

in Reliability and Risk: The Challenge of Managing Interconnected Infrastructures

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
January 2017
ISBN:
9780804793933
eISBN:
9780804798624
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Stanford University Press
DOI:
10.11126/stanford/9780804793933.003.0001
Subject:
Business and Management, Organization Studies

This chapter introduces the book’s argument about the central role critical infrastructures for providing clean water, communications, transportation, electricity, flood protection, financial ... More


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