Sustainable Airports: Breaking the Pathways of Organisational Vulnerability

Bongiovanni, I. and Newton, C. (2016) Sustainable Airports: Breaking the Pathways of Organisational Vulnerability. 30th annual Australian New Zealand Academy of Management (ANZAM) Conference, Brisbane, Australia, 6-9 Dec 2016.

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This paper addresses one of the most relevant issues for sustainability of airport operations, their levels of safety and security. Adopting a macroergonomic approach and applying it to the sociotechnical context of Australian airports, this research demonstrates the existence of pathways of vulnerability that, if neglected by airport organisations, have the potential to lead to safety and security disruptions. Three pathways of vulnerability are highlighted in this study. Their determinants have a sociotechnical nature and stem from the following categories of factors: individual, task, tools and technology, environment and organisational. Practical recommendations for early detection of these factors are produced, in order to improve safety and security systems utilised in Australian airports and enhance sustainability of aviation operations.

Item Type:Conference or Workshop Item
Glasgow Author(s) Enlighten ID:Bongiovanni, Dr Ivano
Authors: Bongiovanni, I., and Newton, C.
College/School:College of Social Sciences > Adam Smith Business School > Management

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