FORMATION OF NEW ORGANIZATIONS TO MANAGE RISK

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Abstract

Differences in statutory mandates, traditions, and attitudes toward risk cause agencies to develop different standards for the same substances. As a response to this fragmentation and uncertainty, common to environment decisions, new organizations emerge to try to coordinate the agencies but usually are created to perform a specific task rather than to coordinate agencies. For these new organizational forms to succeed, they must be in place before the crisis occurs and they must be able to facilitate, not impede, normal adaptive mechanisms of organizations.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)736-741
Number of pages6
JournalReview of Policy Research
Volume1
Issue number4
DOIs
StatePublished - May 1982

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Geography, Planning and Development
  • Public Administration
  • Management, Monitoring, Policy and Law

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