Safety Intelligence

Senior Executive Managers and Organizational Safety Performance

Laura Sophie Fruhen, Kathryn Jane Mearns, Rhona Flin, Barry Kirwan

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Abstract

The present study investigates what traits, skills and knowledge of senior executive managers are believed to affect safety outcomes in air traffic management. The impact of senior executive managers on safety outcomes has frequently been highlighted by the academic literature and practitioners, but it has not been fully investigated how these managers exert their impact. To clarify what traits and skills are relevant in this relationship, a sample of senior executive managers participated in interviews (n=8). A range of skills and traits including social competence, safety knowledge, motivation, personality, safety prioritization and leadership style are identified as relevant by the present sample. Based on this, the authors make suggestions regarding future research and possible applications.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationTenth Probabilistic Safety Assessment Management Conference (PSAM 10)
Publication statusPublished - 2010
Event10th International Probabilistic Safety Assessment & Management Conference - Seattle, United States
Duration: 7 Jun 201011 Jun 2010

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Conference10th International Probabilistic Safety Assessment & Management Conference
CountryUnited States
CitySeattle
Period7/06/1011/06/10

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Safety
Safety performance
Managers
Prioritization
Social competence
Air traffic management
Leadership style

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Fruhen, L. S., Mearns, K. J., Flin, R., & Kirwan, B. (2010). Safety Intelligence: Senior Executive Managers and Organizational Safety Performance. In Tenth Probabilistic Safety Assessment Management Conference (PSAM 10)

Safety Intelligence : Senior Executive Managers and Organizational Safety Performance. / Fruhen, Laura Sophie; Mearns, Kathryn Jane; Flin, Rhona; Kirwan, Barry.

Tenth Probabilistic Safety Assessment Management Conference (PSAM 10). 2010.

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference contribution

Fruhen, LS, Mearns, KJ, Flin, R & Kirwan, B 2010, Safety Intelligence: Senior Executive Managers and Organizational Safety Performance. in Tenth Probabilistic Safety Assessment Management Conference (PSAM 10). 10th International Probabilistic Safety Assessment & Management Conference, Seattle, United States, 7/06/10.
Fruhen LS, Mearns KJ, Flin R, Kirwan B. Safety Intelligence: Senior Executive Managers and Organizational Safety Performance. In Tenth Probabilistic Safety Assessment Management Conference (PSAM 10). 2010
Fruhen, Laura Sophie ; Mearns, Kathryn Jane ; Flin, Rhona ; Kirwan, Barry. / Safety Intelligence : Senior Executive Managers and Organizational Safety Performance. Tenth Probabilistic Safety Assessment Management Conference (PSAM 10). 2010.
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