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ID (ISN) del documento109866
Número CIS 09-847
ISSN - Título de la serie 0925-7535 - Safety Science
Año 2009
Número de serie
Autor(es) Mearns K., Yule S.
Título The role of national culture in determining safety performance: Challenges for the global oil and gas industry
Información bibliográfica July 2009, Vol.47, No.6, p.777-785. 34 ref.
Resumen This article addresses the issue of occupational safety and how the process of globalization can potentially influence the beliefs and behaviour of disparate national workforces working across the globe for the same multi-national company. It reviews published literature on cross-cultural differences in attitudes, perceptions and beliefs regarding safety and presents the findings of a study examining the relationship between cultural value dimensions, safety climate and risk-taking behaviour in workforce members of a multi-national engineering organization operating in six countries. The results suggest that perceived management commitment to safety and the effectiveness of safety measures exert more impact on workforce behaviour and accident rates than national cultural values.
Descriptores (primarios) consciencia de seguridad; construcción mecánica; grandes empresas; extracción de petróleo y gas natural; comportamiento humano; valoración del riesgo; psicología y sociología
Descriptores (secundarios) revisión bibliográfica; responsabilidades de los empresarios; papel de los mandos intermedios; papel de la dirección; organización de la seguridad en la empresa
Tipo de documento D - Artículos periódicos
País / Estado o ProvinciaReino Unido
Tema(s) Generalidades sobre prevención
Minas y canteras
Broad subject area(s) Industrias y ocupaciones
Navegación por categoria(s) Globalization
Risk evaluation
Metalworking industry
Safety culture and safety consciousness
Petroleum and natural gas industry
Psychological factors