Other Stories of Resilient Safety Management in the Norwegian Offshore Sector: Resilience Engineering, Bullshit and the De-politicization of Danger

Erik Mygind du Plessis, Bjarne Vandeskog

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In an environment characterized by increasing complexity and uncertainty, and faced by a never-ending barrage of change and disruption, management is continuously looking for new coping-strategies. One set of new strategies emphasizes strengths and robustness rather than weakness and failure, and with this change of perspective resilience has entered the vocabulary of a growing number of academic traditions (Dahlberg, 2015). The term has also become popular outside of academia, and a Google Ngram search shows almost 300% increase, from 1980 to 2007, in publications in English where “resilience” occurs (https://books.google.com/ngrams).
Original languageEnglish
Publication date2017
Number of pages42
Publication statusPublished - 2017
Externally publishedYes
EventNEON-konferansen 2017: Omstillingsprosesser - Nord universitet, Bodø, Norway
Duration: 21 Nov 201723 Nov 2017


ConferenceNEON-konferansen 2017
LocationNord universitet
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