Title: Commentary: Models of the Decision Maker in Unforeseen Accidents
Authors: MANCINI Giuseppe
Citation: Intern. Journal of Man-Machine Studies vol. 27 p. 631-639
Publication Year: 1987
JRC N°: JRC5113
URI: http://publications.jrc.ec.europa.eu/repository/handle/JRC5113
Type: Articles in periodicals and books
Abstract: TWO BASIC ISSUES HAVE BEEN RAISED BY THE PAPERS AND THE DISCUSSION OF THIS SESSION; THEY REFER MAINLY TO THE CONTEXT IN WHICH DECISIONS HAVE TO BE TAKEN AND TO THE ACTOR THAT HAS THE DUTY TO DECIDE. IN OUR CASE THE CONTEXT IS REPRESENTED BY THE ACCIDENTS OCCURING IN RISKY TECHNOLOGICAL ENVIRONMENTS SUCH AS PROCESS INDUSTRIES AND NUCLEAR POWER PLSNTS; THE ACTOR IS THE OPERATOR. THIS SIMPLE CATHEGORIZATION IS, BY THE WAY, THE MOST REASONABLE ONE WHEN APPROACHING THE PROBLEM FROM A SYSTEMIC POINT OF VIEW; THE WORLD OBJECT OF OUR ANALYSIS IS INDEED THE MAN AND THE MACHINE, THE ACCIDENTS REPRESENT THE STORY, THE NEGATIVE FEEDBACK THROUGH WHICH MODELS AND THEORIES OF THE WORLD ARE CONSTRUCTED
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