363-0311-00L  Psychological Aspects of Risk Management and Technology

SemesterAutumn Semester 2019
LecturersG. Grote, N. Bienefeld-Seall, R. Schneider, M. Zumbühl
Periodicityyearly recurring course
Language of instructionEnglish
CommentNumber of participants limited to 65.



Courses

NumberTitleHoursLecturers
363-0311-00 VPsychological Aspects of Risk Management and Technology2 hrs
Wed15:15-17:00LFW B 1 »
G. Grote, N. Bienefeld-Seall, R. Schneider, M. Zumbühl

Catalogue data

AbstractUsing uncertainty management by organizations and individuals as conceptual framework, risk management and risk implications of new technologies are treated. Three components of risk management (risk identification/evaluation, risk mitigation, risk communication) and underlying psychological and organizational processes are discussed, using company case studies to promote in-depth understanding.
Objective- understand basic components of risk management in organizations
- know and apply methods for risk identification/evaluation, risk mitigation, risk communication
- know psychological foundations of risk perception, decision-making under risk, and risk communication
- know organizational principles for managing uncertainty
- apply theoretical foundations to applied issues such as safety management, regulatory activities, and technology design and implementation in different domains (e.g. transport systems, IT, insurance)
ContentThe syllabus includes the following topics:
Elements of risk management
- risk identification and evaluation
- risk mitigation
- risk communication
Psychological and organizational concepts relevant in risk management
- decision-making under uncertainty
- risk perception
- resilient organizational processes for managing uncertainty
Case studies on different elements of risk management (e.g., rule making, training, managing project risks, automation)
Group projects related to company case studies
Lecture notesThere is no scirpt, but slides will be made available before the lectures.
LiteratureThere are texts for each of the course topics made available before the lectures.
Prerequisites / NoticeThe course is restricted to 40 participants who will work closely with the lecturers on case studies prepared by the lecturers on topics relevant in their own companies (SWICA, SWISS, Credit Suisse).

Performance assessment

Performance assessment information (valid until the course unit is held again)
Performance assessment as a semester course
ECTS credits3 credits
ExaminersG. Grote, N. Bienefeld-Seall, R. Schneider, M. Zumbühl
Typegraded semester performance
Language of examinationEnglish
RepetitionRepetition only possible after re-enrolling for the course unit.

Learning materials

 
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Restrictions

Places65 at the most
Waiting listuntil 03.10.2019
End of registration periodRegistration only possible until 07.10.2019

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GESS Science in PerspectivePsychology, PedagogicsWInformation
Management, Technology and Economics MasterElective CoursesWInformation
MAS in Management, Technology, and EconomicsElectives, 1. and 3. SemesterWInformation