Challenges in Designing Resilient Socio-technical Systems: A Case Study of Railway Tunnel Projects

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Challenges in Designing Resilient Socio-technical Systems: A Case Study of Railway Tunnel Projects. / Cedergren, Alexander.

Proceedings of the fourth resilience engineering symposium. red. / Erik Hollnagel; Eric Rigaud; Denis Besnard. Presses des Mines, 2011.

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Cedergren, A 2011, Challenges in Designing Resilient Socio-technical Systems: A Case Study of Railway Tunnel Projects. i E Hollnagel, E Rigaud & D Besnard (red), Proceedings of the fourth resilience engineering symposium. Presses des Mines, Sophia Antipolis, Frankrike, 2011/06/08.

APA

Cedergren, A. (2011). Challenges in Designing Resilient Socio-technical Systems: A Case Study of Railway Tunnel Projects. I E. Hollnagel, E. Rigaud, & D. Besnard (Red.), Proceedings of the fourth resilience engineering symposium Presses des Mines.

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Cedergren A. 2011. Challenges in Designing Resilient Socio-technical Systems: A Case Study of Railway Tunnel Projects. Hollnagel E, Rigaud E, Besnard D, redaktörer. I Proceedings of the fourth resilience engineering symposium. Presses des Mines.

MLA

Cedergren, Alexander "Challenges in Designing Resilient Socio-technical Systems: A Case Study of Railway Tunnel Projects"., Hollnagel, Erik Rigaud, Eric Besnard, Denis (redaktörer). Proceedings of the fourth resilience engineering symposium. Presses des Mines. 2011.

Vancouver

Cedergren A. Challenges in Designing Resilient Socio-technical Systems: A Case Study of Railway Tunnel Projects. I Hollnagel E, Rigaud E, Besnard D, redaktörer, Proceedings of the fourth resilience engineering symposium. Presses des Mines. 2011

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Cedergren, Alexander. / Challenges in Designing Resilient Socio-technical Systems: A Case Study of Railway Tunnel Projects. Proceedings of the fourth resilience engineering symposium. redaktör / Erik Hollnagel ; Eric Rigaud ; Denis Besnard. Presses des Mines, 2011.

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TY - GEN

T1 - Challenges in Designing Resilient Socio-technical Systems: A Case Study of Railway Tunnel Projects

AU - Cedergren, Alexander

PY - 2011

Y1 - 2011

N2 - This paper presents a case study of decision-making at the design stage of a socio-technical system where resilience at the global level of the system was constrained by the local perspectives adopted by the different stakeholders. The study is based on interviews with key decision-makers involved in the design stage of six railway tunnel projects in Sweden. The results show that differences in roles and perspectives among the involved actors created double binds and led to extensive discussions and deadlocks during decision-making in the majority of the studied projects. In these projects agreements could only be reached by relying on the outcome from previous railway tunnel projects, regardless differences in project-specific aspects. A significant impact from local actors during decision-making increased the potential for suboptimizations and resulted in a limited focus on the system’s resilience from a regional and national perspective. The findings point at the need for more emphasis in the field of resilience engineering on crossorganisational aspects in order to gain increased understanding of the challenges related to improving resilience of socio-technical systems.

AB - This paper presents a case study of decision-making at the design stage of a socio-technical system where resilience at the global level of the system was constrained by the local perspectives adopted by the different stakeholders. The study is based on interviews with key decision-makers involved in the design stage of six railway tunnel projects in Sweden. The results show that differences in roles and perspectives among the involved actors created double binds and led to extensive discussions and deadlocks during decision-making in the majority of the studied projects. In these projects agreements could only be reached by relying on the outcome from previous railway tunnel projects, regardless differences in project-specific aspects. A significant impact from local actors during decision-making increased the potential for suboptimizations and resulted in a limited focus on the system’s resilience from a regional and national perspective. The findings point at the need for more emphasis in the field of resilience engineering on crossorganisational aspects in order to gain increased understanding of the challenges related to improving resilience of socio-technical systems.

KW - Resilience Engineering

M3 - Paper in conference proceeding

SN - 9782911256479

BT - Proceedings of the fourth resilience engineering symposium

A2 - Hollnagel, Erik

A2 - Rigaud, Eric

A2 - Besnard, Denis

PB - Presses des Mines

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