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dc.contributor.advisorEzra Zuckerman Sivan.en_US
dc.contributor.authorGrassin-Drake, Laurel Edwardsen_US
dc.contributor.otherSloan School of Management.en_US
dc.date.accessioned2016-06-22T17:47:28Z
dc.date.available2016-06-22T17:47:28Z
dc.date.copyright2016en_US
dc.date.issued2016en_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/1721.1/103209
dc.descriptionThesis: S.M. in Management Research, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Sloan School of Management, 2016.en_US
dc.descriptionCataloged from PDF version of thesis.en_US
dc.descriptionIncludes bibliographical references (pages 49-56).en_US
dc.description.abstractThis paper explores how contemporary organizations manage inherent tensions between productivity and legitimacy in the context of the "risk society." Interviews with executives in large organizations across a range of industries reveal that many risk managers echo this tension within their own work as they juxtapose two seemingly contradictory modes of search and action across five dimensions of risk management (identification, assessment, action, reassessment, and monitoring/reporting). On the one hand, they employ the routine procedures, measurement, tracking and reporting of audit processes designed to uphold legitimacy. On the other hand, though, they also use a radically different approach for risk identification, which they view as the substance of their work. Aware of risk's indeterminate nature, they adopt unscripted processes of exploration that question and undermine the taken-for-granted nature of measurement and routine, employing a collection of techniques I label "creative challenge."en_US
dc.description.statementofresponsibilityby Laurel Edwards Grassin-Drake.en_US
dc.format.extent56 pagesen_US
dc.language.isoengen_US
dc.publisherMassachusetts Institute of Technologyen_US
dc.rightsM.I.T. theses are protected by copyright. They may be viewed from this source for any purpose, but reproduction or distribution in any format is prohibited without written permission. See provided URL for inquiries about permission.en_US
dc.rights.urihttp://dspace.mit.edu/handle/1721.1/7582en_US
dc.subjectSloan School of Management.en_US
dc.titleRisk management unveiling and taming danger : exploratory search embedded in legitimating routinesen_US
dc.typeThesisen_US
dc.description.degreeS.M. in Management Researchen_US
dc.contributor.departmentSloan School of Management.en_US
dc.contributor.departmentSloan School of Management
dc.identifier.oclc951474883en_US


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