publication . Doctoral thesis . 2008

Cooperative conflict and contested space: a case study of risk and safety in the steel industry.

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  • Published: 09 Jun 2008
  • Country: South Africa
Abstract
This dissertation is a journey into the world of risk and safety in the steel industry. The problem statement that is explored in this study relates to the nature of the relationship between safety performance and stakeholders in the steel industry, the nature of the relationships between different stakeholders and the way in which these relationships impact on risk management strategies. The author contends that safety is not a normative or procedural system within the workplace, but rather a performative system. Performance in this system, which determines life and death, is based on consensual cooperative-conflict relationships between different role-players....
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free text keywords: risk management, steel industry and trade
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