Organizational influences on safety climate in guanxi-oriented cultures

Shang H. Hsu, Chun Chia Lee, Muh Cherng Wu, Ken'ichi Takano

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Researchers have recently recognized organizational factors as one of the important latent causes of failures in large, complex systems. Hollnagel & Woods (2005) have pointed out that 30-40% of incidents and accidents of large-scale complex systems relate to organizational factors. A series of empirical studies have found that organizational factors are linked to employee safety behavior (Neal, Griffin, & Hart, 2000; Seo, 2005; Tomas, Melia, & Oliver, 1999) as well as to organizational safety outcomes such as injuries, incidents, and accidents (Siu, Philips, & Leung, 2004; Varonen & Mattila, 2000). The ways in which organizational factors affect safety in high-risk industries have therefore become a critical issue in safety management (Flin et al., 2000).

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationSafer Complex Industrial Environments
Subtitle of host publicationA Human Factors Approach
PublisherCRC Press
Number of pages14
ISBN (Electronic)9781420092493
ISBN (Print)9781420092486
Publication statusPublished - 2009 Jan 1

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • General Engineering


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