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Riskwork: Essays on the Organizational Life of Risk Management

Michael Power


This collection of essays deals with the situated management of risk in a wide variety of organizational settings—aviation, mental health, railway project management, energy, toy manufacture, financial services, chemicals regulation, and NGOs. Each chapter connects the analysis of risk studies with critical themes in organization studies more generally based on access to, and observations of, actors in the field. The emphasis in these contributions is upon the variety of ways in which organizational actors, in combination with a range of material technologies and artefacts, such as safety repo ... More

Keywords: riskwork, organizations, sensemaking, materiality, turn to work, micro-sociology, risk objects

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Print publication date: 2016 Print ISBN-13: 9780198753223
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: October 2016 DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198753223.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Michael Power, editor
Professor of Accounting, London School of Economics and Political Science

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2 Risk Mapping

Lene Jørgensen and Silvia Jordan

3 Beyond the Headlines

Matthew Hall and Renuka Fernando

4 The Work of Risk Oversight

Maria Zhivitskaya and Michael Power

6 Riskwork

Steve Maguire and Cynthia Hardy

7 Technoculture

Tommaso Palermo

8 Conversation Stoppers

Zsuzsanna Vargha

11 Affective Overflows in Clinical Riskwork

Michael D. Fischer and Gerry McGivern


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