Competing values, tensions and trade-offs in management of nuclear power plants

Teemu Reiman (Corresponding Author), Carl Rollenhagen

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The specific goal of the study is to look how tensions, competing values and trade-offs manifest in the management of nuclear power plants. Second goal is to inspect how existing frameworks, such as Competing Values Framework, can be used to model the tensions. Empirical data consists of thirty interviews that were conducted as part of a NKS study on safety culture in the Nordic nuclear branch. Eight trade-offs are identified based on a grounded theory based analysis of the interview data. The competing values and potential tensions involved in the trade-offs are discussed.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)722-729
Issue numberSupplement 1
Publication statusPublished - 2012
MoE publication typeA1 Journal article-refereed
Event18th World Congress on Ergonomics, IEA 2012: Designing a sustainable future - Recife, Brazil
Duration: 12 Feb 201216 Feb 2012


  • Competing values
  • nuclear safety
  • safety management
  • trade-offs


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