The Research and Results Shaping HRO
Books, Articles, Case Studies, from academic and practitioner experts.
Managing the Unexpected
Authors: Karl E. Weick and Kathleen M. Suttcliffe
The Third Edition moves HRO out of the research lab and into everyday organizations.
Organizing for Reliability
Editors: Rangaraj Ramanujam and Karlene H. Roberts
A collection of academic and practitioner articles (different author in each chapter) examining the leading edge of HRO know-how
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The Social Psychology of Organizing
Author: Karl E. Weick
Understanding how inter-dependencies drive us to organize collective efforts and how organizations structure themselves to succeed. This is where much of HRO started.
Aircraft Carrier Operations At Sea: The Challenges of High Reliability Performance.Orig
Authors: Todd R. La Porte, Karlene Roberts, Gene I. Rochlin (1988)
Original report on very early HRO research.
Creating High Reliability Organization Using Mindfulness
Authors: Douglas Hales and Satya S. Chakravorty (2016)
Addresses the role of “Mindfulness” in HRO operations using Soft Systems Methodology
Thesis: Two Cases in High Reliability Organizing
Author: G.G.P. van den Eede (2009)
Addressing the HRO paradox “…find the balance between the desire to be open and the need to be in control, to exhibit a reliability that consists out of stability and flexibility.”
Highly Reliable Organizations in the Onshore Natural Gas Sector
Authors:Elizabeth Paranhos, Tracy G. Kozak and William Boyd (2017)
Practitioner research on the impact of HRO in the Natural Gas sector.
The Paradox of Knowledge Creation in a High-Reliability Organization: A Case Study
Authors: Ivana Milosevec, University of Wisconsin – Oshkosh
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Gwendolyn M. Combs, University of Nebraska-Lincoln (2015)
Uses practitioner case study (Power Generation) to explore the paradox of reliability i.e. structure vs mindfulness
High-Reliability Organizations: Changing the Culture of Care in Two Medical Units
Author: Daved van Stralen, M.D. (2008)
Analysis of the impact of HRO in practice in two health care settings.