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Integrating human attitude in risk assessment process

Abstract : The notion of risk is a pervasive one nowadays, due probably to the fact that, though the humanity is living in an advanced technology era, it is not fully protected from catastrophic events, be them natural or resulting from human activities; even this advanced technology is creating new treats for the humanity. Thus, to avoid extreme reactions with regards to these risks and in order to be armed to manage efficiently these risks in terms of resources allocation, the notion of risk must be addressed scientifically when taking into account social, cultural, moral, philosophical, psychological attributes of human beings. This paper aimed to establish a framework that permits to analyze a system (physical objects such as an infrastructure, production plant; organizational system; managerial system, etc.) with regards to risk it may face. Two main issues are addressed in the paper: structuring risks identification and impact assessment process and measuring risk taking into account the nature of the system under review and stakeholders or decision makers attitude towards risk for the purpose of resources allocation for instance. To be sound and robust, a structuring approach must rely on some concepts; in this paper, bipolarity, in the sense that facing an adverse event a system will exhibit resistant as well as weak aspects, will be the underlying structuring concept.
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Ayeley Tchangani. Integrating human attitude in risk assessment process. Journal of Uncertain Systems, World Academic Press, 2015, 9 (3), pp.175-182. ⟨hal-02359845⟩

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