Mapping Sociotechnical Resilience
This chapter aims to introduce a blended framework for analyzing sociotechnical resilience and its applicability for the electricity sector. In our blended approach, derived from social sciences and engineering, we start the analysis of sociotechnical system from the bottom up to discover relations, interdependencies and entangled meanings in their contexts. From the systemic viewpoint, the sociotechnical system will be conceptualized as a meshwork of holons that can provide insights into system properties, such as embedded risks of systemic degradation, organizational vulnerabilities and emergency response capacity, among other aspects that contribute to sociotechnical resilience. When viewed from its totality, this meshwork of holons represents the ongoing exchanges of information, capital, and matter constrained by the sociomaterial infrastructure.
KeywordsSociotechnical systems Resilience Pentad Holon Electrical system
This work is an outcome of the Future Resilient Systems project at the Singapore-ETH Centre (SEC), which is funded by the National Research Foundation of Singapore (NRF) under its Campus for Research Excellence and Technological Enterprise (CREATE) program (FI 370074011).
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