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Human and Organisational Factors

Practices and Strategies for a Changing World

  • Provides international viewpoints by leading researchers from various disciplines

  • Based on the practical experience of their authors

  • Analyses the structure of HOF within high-risk companies, and the role and posture of HOF experts, highlighting the difficulties they face and providing ways forward to overcome them

Part of the book series: SpringerBriefs in Applied Sciences and Technology (BRIEFSAPPLSCIENCES)

Part of the book sub series: SpringerBriefs in Safety Management (BRIEFSSM)

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Table of contents (16 chapters)

  1. Front Matter

    Pages i-viii
  2. Considering Human and Organizational Factors in Risk Industries

    • Christian Neveu, Valérie Lagrange, Philippe Noël, Nicolas Herchin
    Pages 25-30Open Access
  3. Developing Human and Organizational Factors in a Company

    • François Daniellou
    Pages 41-48Open Access
  4. Organisational Factors, the Last Frontier?

    • Ivan Boissières
    Pages 49-59Open Access
  5. Risk Management and Judicialization

    • Caroline Lacroix
    Pages 61-70Open Access
  6. The Languages of Safety

    • Hervé Laroche
    Pages 105-110Open Access
  7. The Dual Face of HOF in High-Risk Organizations

    • Corinne Bieder
    Pages 111-116Open Access
  8. Human and Organisational Factors: Fad or not Fad?

    • Jean-Christophe Le Coze
    Pages 117-123Open Access

About this book

This open access book addresses several questions regarding the implementation of human and organisational factors (HOF) so that recent improvements in industrial safety can be built upon. It addresses sources of frustration in senior management with high expectations of operational recommendations and disquiet on the part of HOF specialists struggling to have an impact on high-level decision making. The brief explores these issues with an emphasis on examples and lessons learned based on the experience of its authors, who come from different academic disciplines and various industrial sectors such as oil and gas, energy and transportation. It then offers some ways forward for a better consideration of HOF in hazardous companies with a view of promoting safety and facing challenges in a rapidly changing world.


  • Human Factors
  • Organisational Factors
  • Glass Ceiling
  • Agility
  • Change Management
  • Open Access
  • Engineering Economics

Editors and Affiliations

  • IAE Economie et Management, Université de Nantes, Nantes, France

    Benoît Journé

  • ESCP Europe, Paris, France

    Hervé Laroche

  • Ecole Nationale de l'Aviation Civile, Toulouse, France

    Corinne Bieder

  • Institut d’Etudes Politiques, CNRS, Grenoble, France

    Claude Gilbert

Bibliographic Information

Buying options

Softcover Book USD 24.99
Price excludes VAT (USA)