Erik Hollnagel

Ph.D., Professor, Professor Emeritus


Journal papers

Hollnagel, E. Coping with complexity: Past, present and future. Cognition, Technology & Work, 14(3), 199-205.

Besnard, D. & Hollnagel, E. I want to believe: some myths about the management of industrial safety. Cognition, Technology & Work, published online 10 July 2012 (DOI 10.1007/s10111-012-0237-4).

Hollnagel, E. & Poulstrup, A. Sikkerhedstænkning og -styring er patientsikkerhed i et nyt perspektiv. Ugeskrift for Læger, 174(45), 2785-2787.

Hollnagel, E. & Lund, M. Vidensdeling i komplekse organisationer. Tidsskrift for Dansk Sundhedsvæsen, 88(6), 47-53.

Hollnagel, E. & Lund, M. Forhindringer for vidensdeling. Tidsskrift for Dansk Sundhedsvæsen, 88(7), 33-43.


Hollnagel, E. FRAM - The Functional Resonance Analysis Method: Modelling Complex Socio-technical Systems. Farnham, UK: Ashgate.

Hollnagel, E. 社会技術システムの安全分析 : FRAMガイドブック). Tokyo, Japan: Kaibundo.

Book Chapters

Hollnagel, E. IO, Coagency, Intractability, and Resilience. In T. Rosendahl & V. Hepsø (Eds.), Integrated Operations in the Oil and Gas Industry: Sustainability and Capability Development. Hershey, PA: IGI Global.

Hollnagel, E. The ETTO principle as ETTOing – or Occam’s Razor redux. In: De Waard, D., Brookhuis, K., Dehais, F., Weikert, C., Röttger, S., Manzey, D., Biede, S., Reuzeau, F., and Terrier, P. (Eds.), Human Factors of Systems and Technology. Available as open source download.

Klein, G., Ross, K. G., Moon, B. M., Klein, D. E., Hoffman, R. R. & Hollnagel, E. Macrocognition. In R. R. Hoffman (Ed.), Collected essays on human-centered computing, 2001-2011. Los Alamitos, CA: IEEE Computer Society. (177-180).

Conference Proceedings

Hollnagel, E. Resilience engineering and the systemic view of safety at work: Why work-as-done is not the same as work-as-imagined. Bericht zum 58. Kongress der Gesellschaft für Arbeitswissenschaft vom 22 bis 24 Februar 2012. GfA-Press, Dortmund. p. 19-24.


Lundberg, J., Rollenhagen, C., Hollnagel, E. & Rankin, A. Olycksutredning och sedan? Karlstad, Sweden: MSB - Myndigheten för samhällsskydd och beredskap (MSB 376-12).