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Man-made disasters: A cross-national analysis

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This research investigates the impact of national culture and several institutional factors on the safety performance of society and establishes statistically significant relationships between those variables. As expected, the research results reveal that some cultural variables such as uncertainty avoidance, gender orientation and institutional variables such as the degree of law avoidance can directly influence the safety performance of the society. The findings also support the inverted u-curve (Safety Kuznet curve) hypothesis indicating even if we expect a negative trend at the beginning stage of industrialization, we can expect a positive trend in safety performance as their income level continues to improve beyond a certain point.

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  • Park, Hoon, 2011. "Man-made disasters: A cross-national analysis," International Business Review, Elsevier, vol. 20(4), pages 466-476, August.
  • Handle: RePEc:eee:iburev:v:20:y:2011:i:4:p:466-476
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