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How is capability assessment related to risk assessment? Evaluating existing research and current application from a design science perspective

Lindbom, Hanna LU ; Tehler, Henrik LU and Shoaib, Waleed LU (2014) PSAM 12, Probabilistic Safety Assessment & Management In proceedings of PSAM 12
Abstract
Several countries use capability assessments as a part of their efforts to manage risk. However, it is unclear how such assessments are connected to other risk management activities, e.g. risk assessment. Therefore, the aim of the present paper is to present a study of how capability assessment is related to risk assessment. Capability assessment methods were identified through a scoping study and the Swedish capability assessment method was investigated through interviews with Swedish public actors and analysis of legislative documents. The data was analysed using a design science perspective. The results of the analysis show that the purposes presented for some capability assessment methods are the same or similar to purposes common to... (More)
Several countries use capability assessments as a part of their efforts to manage risk. However, it is unclear how such assessments are connected to other risk management activities, e.g. risk assessment. Therefore, the aim of the present paper is to present a study of how capability assessment is related to risk assessment. Capability assessment methods were identified through a scoping study and the Swedish capability assessment method was investigated through interviews with Swedish public actors and analysis of legislative documents. The data was analysed using a design science perspective. The results of the analysis show that the purposes presented for some capability assessment methods are the same or similar to purposes common to risk assessment methods, and the actual form of some of the methods is similar to existing risk assessment methods. Nevertheless, the relationship between capability assessment and risk assessment is unclear. We conclude that if capability assessments are going to continue to be an important part of risk management activities more research is needed to better establish the relationship between risk assessment and capability assessment. (Less)
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  author       = {Lindbom, Hanna and Tehler, Henrik and Shoaib, Waleed},
  keyword      = {capability assessment,risk assessment,method,design science,scoping study},
  language     = {eng},
  series       = {proceedings of PSAM 12},
  title        = {How is capability assessment related to risk assessment? Evaluating existing research and current application from a design science perspective},
  year         = {2014},
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