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Extension of the RESOH chair


The RESOH chair, a training and research chair that studies the influence of inter-organizational relations (sub-contractor relations and project mode) on collective efforts to develop "safe industrial performance", has just been extended for 5 years. In this new phase, the French National Agency for Radioactive Waste Management (ANDRA) will join forces with the chair's long-standing partners: the Institut Mines-Télécom Atlantique (IMT Atlantique), Orano (formerly Areva), Naval Group (formerly DCNS) and the IRSN.

Launched in 2012, the RESOH chair studies inter-organizational relations in at-risk industries throughout the life-cycles of their facilities. Inter-organizational relations are a major issue in the nuclear sector, particularly in a post-Fukushima era, and more generally in other industrial sectors with risk management concerns. The RESOH chair has enabled collaborative research and discussions between multiple nuclear safety stakeholders on complex issues, by bringing together multiple disciplines (management science, sociology of organizations, ergonomics, etc.) to tackle a common problem. The IRSN participates in the chair's activities via its Human and Social Sciences Laboratory (LSHS), and is also a member of its steering committee.

The goal of the extension is to further develop and animate this community of thought and action, which owes its existence to its various partners and the empirical studies they've conducted.


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