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A corporate dilemma: to be a learning organisation or to minimise liability

Hopkins, Andrew


Companies are faced with a dilemma when it comes to information about safety problems. Should they seek out such information and learn from it, so as to reduce the risk of accidents, or should they suppress it, so that when an accident occurs they can not be held liable for failing to act on information in their possession? The disadvantage of suppressing such information is that it creates organisational learning disabilities. It also promotes public outrage that may turn out to be very...[Show more]

CollectionsANU School of Regulation and Global Governance (RegNet)
Type: Working/Technical Paper
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