Practical Failure Analysis

, Volume 2, Issue 4, pp 14–18 | Cite as

The establishment of blame in the aftermath of a technological disaster: An examination of the apollo 1 and challenger disasters

  • Thomas G. White
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  • Thomas G. White
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  1. 1.Alexandria

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