Emerging Technological Risk

Underpinning the Risk of Technology Innovation

  • Stuart Anderson
  • Massimo Felici

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xxvi
  2. Introduction

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. Stuart Anderson, Massimo Felici
      Pages 3-27
  3. Risk Underpinnings

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 29-29
    2. Stuart Anderson, Massimo Felici
      Pages 31-51
    3. Stuart Anderson, Massimo Felici
      Pages 53-83
    4. Stuart Anderson, Massimo Felici
      Pages 85-96
  4. Emerging Technological Risk

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 97-97
    2. Stuart Anderson, Massimo Felici
      Pages 99-115
  5. Conclusions

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 117-117
    2. Stuart Anderson, Massimo Felici
      Pages 119-126
  6. Back Matter
    Pages 127-185

About this book


Classes of socio-technical hazards allow a characterization of the risk in technology innovation and clarify the mechanisms underpinning emergent technological risk. Emerging Technological Risk provides an interdisciplinary account of risk in socio-technical systems including hazards which highlight:

·         How technological risk crosses organizational boundaries,

·         How technological trajectories and evolution develop from resolving tensions emerging between social aspects of organisations and technologies and

·         How social behaviour shapes, and is shaped by, technology.

Addressing an audience from a range of academic and professional backgrounds, Emerging Technological Risk is a key source for those who wish to benefit from a detail and methodical exposure to multiple perspectives on technological risk. By providing a synthesis of recent work on risk that captures the complex mechanisms that characterize the emergence of risk in technology innovation, Emerging Technological Risk bridges contributions from many disciplines in order to sustain a fruitful debate.

Emerging Technological Risk is one of a series of books developed by the Dependability Interdisciplinary Research Collaboration funded by the UK Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council.


Risk Analysis Risk Analysis Risk Emergence Risk Emergence Socio-technical Hazards Socio-technical Hazards Technological Risk Technological Risk Technology Innovation Technology Innovation

Authors and affiliations

  • Stuart Anderson
    • 1
  • Massimo Felici
    • 2
  1. 1., School of InformaticsThe University of EdinburghEdinburghUnited Kingdom
  2. 2., School of InformaticsThe University of EdinburghEdinburghUnited Kingdom

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer-Verlag London Limited 2012
  • Publisher Name Springer, London
  • eBook Packages Engineering
  • Print ISBN 978-1-4471-2142-8
  • Online ISBN 978-1-4471-2143-5
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