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Organizational Encounters with Risk by Bridget Hutter
Book DescriptionOrganizational encounters with risk range from errors and anomalies to outright disasters. In a world of increasing interdependence and technological sophistication, the problem of understanding and managing such risks has grown ever more complex. Organizations and their participants must often reform and reorganise themselves in response to major events and crises, dealing with the paradox of managing the potentially unmanageable. Organizational responses are influenced by many factors, such as the representational capacity of information systems and concerns with legal liability. In this collection, leading experts on risk management from a variety of disciplines address these complex features of organizational encounters with risk. They raise critical questions about how risk can be understood and conceived by organizations, and whether it can be 'managed' in any realistic sense at all. This book is an important reminder that the organisational management of risk involves much more than the cool application of statistical method.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780521609289
(228mm x 152mm x 15mm)
Imprint: Cambridge University Press
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Publish Date: 1-Dec-2005
Country of Publication: United Kingdom
Books By Author Bridget Hutter
Anticipating Risks and Organising Risk Regulation, Hardback (August 2010)
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Organizational Encounters with Risk, Hardback (December 2005)
A critical analysis of the ways in which organisations and their participants 'encounter' risk.
Reader in Environmental Law, Paperback (April 1999)» View all books by Bridget Hutter
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Author Biography - Bridget Hutter
Bridget Hutter is Peacock Chair of Risk Management at the LSE and Director of the Centre for Analysis of Risk and Regulation (CARR) at the London School of Economics. Michael Power is Professor of Accounting and a Director of the ESRC Centre for the Analysis of Risk and Regulations (CARR) at the London School of Economics.
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