A Review of Literature: Individual Blame vs. Organizational Function Logics in Accident Analysis

  title={A Review of Literature: Individual Blame vs. Organizational Function Logics in Accident Analysis},
  author={Maurizio Catino},
  journal={Organizations \& Markets eJournal},
  • M. Catino
  • Published 18 February 2008
  • Business
  • Organizations & Markets eJournal
When an accident happens in an organization, two different approaches are possible to explain its origin and dynamics. The first approach, called individual blame logic aims at finding the guilty individuals. The second approach, called organizational function logic aims to identify the organizational factors that favoured the occurrence of the event. This article compares the two different logics of inquiry, the consequences that they produce, in particular in the case of accidents caused by… 
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