The typology for allocations of societal risk and safety management tasks at the local governmental level: Framing the current directions in Sweden
2009 (English)In: Safety Science, ISSN 0925-7535, Vol. 47, no 5, 680-685 p.Article in journal (Refereed) Published
The starting point for this article is the need to develop empirical insights about contemporary societal risk and safety management practice and executive structures. In order to facilitate insights about societal risk and safety management in a Scandinavian welfare context we use Sweden and its local governmental level (municipal) as an empirical frame in this paper. The aim for this article is to analyse how a variety of risk and safety management tasks are divided within the Swedish municipalities. The objectives are to frame the current directions for internal allocations of risk and safety issues by providing an empirically based executive typology and to contemplate the implications and future research needs that arise from that management pattern.The analysis is based on statistical analysis of information from a web-survey with chief officials (n = 1283) with responsibilities for different municipal functions and sectors. In this study the responses to one of the survey questions are used for statistical analysis. The analyzed question focused on the degree that the respondents estimated that their administrative sector or function handled a selection of risk and safety management assignments (n = 45). A factor analysis was applied to identify patterns in the dataset. The analysis resulted in an eight factor solution with a high degree of explained variance (74.3%). The results provide an elementary contribution to the understanding of the current societal risks and safety management directions.
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2009. Vol. 47, no 5, 680-685 p.
Societal risk management, Societal safety management, Sweden, Typology, Municipal
Social Sciences Interdisciplinary
Research subject Public Health Science
IdentifiersURN: urn:nbn:se:kau:diva-27075DOI: 10.1016/j.ssci.2008.09.008OAI: oai:DiVA.org:kau-27075DiVA: diva2:618203