Risk, Systems and Decisions


Health, environment, security, energy, technology are problem areas where man-made and natural systems face increasing demands, giving rise to concerns which touch on a range of firms, industries and government agencies. Although a body of powerful background theory about risk, decision, and systems has been generated over the last several decades, the exploitation of this theory in the service of tackling these systemic problems presents a substantial intellectual challenge. This book series includes works dealing with integrated design and solutions for social, technological, environmental, and economic goals. It features research and innovation in cross-disciplinary and transdisciplinary methods of decision analysis, systems analysis, risk assessment, risk management, risk communication, policy analysis, economic analysis, engineering, and the social sciences. The series explores topics at the intersection of the professional and scholarly communities of risk analysis, systems engineering, and decision analysis. Contributions include methodological developments that are well-suited to application for decision makers and managers.