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The Challenger launch decision.

Publisher: Chicago, Il. : University of Chicago Press, 1996.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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On January 28, 1986, the space shuttle Challenger exploded shortly after take-off, killing the seven astronauts aboard. This book recreates the events leading up to the tragedy and discusses why NASA  Read more...

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Genre/Form: Case studies
Document Type: Book
ISBN: 0226851753 9780226851754
OCLC Number: 474225410
Description: xv, 575 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Contents: List of Figures and Tables Preface 1: The Eve of the Launch 2: Learning Culture, Revising History 3: Risk, Work Group Culture, and the Normalization of Deviance 4: The Normalization of Deviance, 1981-1984 5: The Normalization of Deviance, 1985 6: The Culture of Production 7: Structural Secrecy 8: The Eve of the Launch Revisited 9: Conformity and Tragedy 10: Lessons Learned Appendix A. Cost/Safety Trade-Offs? Scrapping the Escape Rockets and the SRB Contract Award Decision Appendix B. Supporting Charts and Documents Appendix C. On Theory Elaboration, Organizations, and Historical Ethnography Acknowledgments Notes Bibliography Index

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