Challenges in the nuclear industry: perspectives from senior managers and safety experts

Björn Wahlström

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Abstract

This chapter discusses present and emerging challenges identified by senior managers and safety experts. Data for this international study has been collected in
discussions, structured interviews, group exercises, and questionnaires as part of
the LearnSafe project, funded by the European Commission. LearnSafeʼs main
objective is to create methods and tools for supporting processes of organizational
learning at nuclear power plants. Organizational learning has become increasingly
important for the nuclear industry in its adaptation to a changing political and
economic environment, changing regulatory requirements, a changing work force,
a changing plant technology, and the changing organizations. The project focuses
on senior managers responsible for strategic choice and resource allocation. The
first phase of the LearnSafe project concentrates on management of change, and the
second phase concentrates on organizational learning.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationEmerging Demands for the Safety of Nuclear Power Operations 
Subtitle of host publicationChallenge and Response
EditorsNaosuke Itoigawa, Babette Fahlbruch, Bernhard Wilpert
Place of PublicationBoca Raton
PublisherCRC Press
Chapter2
Pages17-29
ISBN (Electronic)978-0-429-22048-7
ISBN (Print)0-415-32834-9, 978-0-415-32834-0
Publication statusPublished - 2004
MoE publication typeA3 Part of a book or another research book

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Industry
Safety
Organizational learning
Senior managers
Workforce
Strategic choice
Nuclear power plant
European Commission
Structured interview
International studies
Strategic resources
Exercise
Resource allocation
Political environment
Management of change
Questionnaire

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Wahlström, B. (2004). Challenges in the nuclear industry: perspectives from senior managers and safety experts. In N. Itoigawa, B. Fahlbruch, & B. Wilpert (Eds.), Emerging Demands for the Safety of Nuclear Power Operations : Challenge and Response (pp. 17-29). Boca Raton: CRC Press.
Wahlström, Björn. / Challenges in the nuclear industry: perspectives from senior managers and safety experts. Emerging Demands for the Safety of Nuclear Power Operations : Challenge and Response. editor / Naosuke Itoigawa ; Babette Fahlbruch ; Bernhard Wilpert. Boca Raton : CRC Press, 2004. pp. 17-29
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