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Managing Future Challenges for Safety

Demographic Change, Digitalisation and Complexity in the 2030s

  • This book is open access, which means that you have free and unlimited access

  • Thought-provoking consideration of the mid-term effects of new technologies in industry

  • Interdisciplinary approach takes advantage of industrial, academic and military insights on safety

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 (13 chapters)

  1. Front Matter

    Pages i-xi
  2. Times Are Changing and so Is Safety

    • Corinne Bieder, Jesús Villena-López
    Pages 1-12Open Access
  3. Evolution in the Way of Waging War for Combatants and Military Leaders

    • Gérard de Boisboissel
    Pages 13-24Open Access
  4. Learning from the Military

    • Hervé Laroche, Florence Reuzeau
    Pages 25-31Open Access
  5. Critical Digital Services

    • John Allspaw
    Pages 33-40Open Access
  6. Between Natural and Artificial Intelligence

    • Stian Antonsen
    Pages 41-50Open Access
  7. Careers Surpassing a Half-Century: A Look at Japan and France

    • Akira Tose, Dounia Tazi
    Pages 51-57Open Access
  8. Senior Mentoring, Skills Transfer Subject to Conditions

    • Tania Navarro Rodríguez, Alexandre Largier
    Pages 59-62Open Access
  9. Airbus Global Workforce Forecast (GWF)

    • Béatrice Pons, Jean-Hugues Rodriguez, Florence Reuzeau
    Pages 63-66Open Access
  10. Rethinking Competencies in Hazardous Industries

    • Alexandre Largier
    Pages 67-74Open Access
  11. The Design of “Future Work” in Industrial Contexts

    • Flore Barcellini
    Pages 75-83Open Access
  12. Standardization and Risk Regulation for High-Hazard Industries

    • Michael Baram, Corinne Bieder
    Pages 85-93Open Access
  13. Adaptive Imagination at Work in Health Care

    • Steven Shorrock
    Pages 95-104Open Access
  14. Conjectures and Challenges of Safety Management

    • Jean Pariès
    Pages 105-111Open Access

About this book

This open access book addresses the future of work and industry by 2040—a core interest for many disciplines inspiring a strong momentum for employment and training within the industrial world. The future of industrial safety in terms of technological risk-management, although of obvious concern to international actors in various industries, has been quite sparsely addressed. This brief reflects the viewpoints of experts who come from different academic disciplines and various sectors such as oil and gas, energy, transportation, and the digital and even the military worlds, as expressed in debates and discussions during a two-day international seminar. The contributors address such questions as:

  • What influence will ageing and lack of digital skills in the workforce of the occidental world have on safety culture?
  • What are the likely impacts of big data, artificial intelligence and autonomous technologies on decision-making, and on the roles and responsibilities of individual actors and whole organizations?
  • What role have human beings in a world of accelerating changes?
  • What effects will societal concerns and the entrance of new players have on technological risk management and governance?

Managing Future Challenges for Safety will interest and influence researchers considering the future effects of a number of currently developing technologies and their practitioner counterparts working in industry and regulation.


  • Open Access
  • Industrial Safety
  • Future of Hazardous Industries
  • Sociodemographic Trends
  • Human and Organisational Factors
  • Safety Models

Editors and Affiliations

  • ESCP Business School, Paris, France

    Hervé Laroche

  • Ecole nationale de l'aviation civile, University of Toulouse, Toulouse, France

    Corinne Bieder

  • Ergotec, Madrid, Spain

    Jesús Villena-López

About the editors

Hervé Laroche is a Professor in the Strategy, Organizational, Behaviour and Human resources department at ESCP Business School. His research concerns strategic decision processes, strategy formation, decision-making under risk and organizational reliability.


Corinne Bieder is the Head of the Safety management research program at ENAC (the French Civil Aviation University). She has worked and conducted research in safety management in a variety of high-risk industries for many years. She has published a number of papers and books on safety management, and is a member of the international NeTWork think tank addressing safety from a multidisciplinary perspective, as well as the strategic analysis group FonCSI (Foundation for an Industrial Safety Culture). 


Jesús Villena-López is a sociologist, ergonomist and editor, specialist in human, organizational and cultural factors of safety. He is the director and owner of the publishing house Modus Laborandi and Ergotec where he has been working for the nuclear energy sector, oil & gas industry, air traffic control and railways since 1990. He has also been collaborating with ICSI (Institute for and Industrial Safety Culture) & FonCSI (Foundation for an Industrial Safety Culture) since 2012.

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Softcover Book USD 37.99
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