Title: Robustness, resilience: typology of definitions through a multidisciplinary structured analysis of the literature

Authors: Antoine Clement; Liên Wioland; Virginie Govaere; Didier Gourc; Julien Cegarra; François Marmier; Daouda Kamissoko

Addresses: Centre Génie Industriel, IMT Mines Albi, Université de Toulouse, 81000 Albi, France ' Working Life Department, INRS, 54500 Vandoeuvre, France, ' Working Life Department, INRS, 54500 Vandoeuvre, France, ' Centre Génie Industriel, IMT Mines Albi, Université de Toulouse, 81000 Albi, France ' Laboratoire Sciences de la Cognition, Technologie, Ergonomie (SCoTE EA 7420), INU Champollion, Université de Toulouse, 81000 Albi, France ' Centre Génie Industriel, IMT Mines Albi, Université de Toulouse, 81000 Albi, France ' Centre Génie Industriel, IMT Mines Albi, Université de Toulouse, 81000 Albi, France

Abstract: The concepts of robustness and resilience are used with increasing frequency from different sectors. The literature review reveals several meanings for each of these terms due probably to specific use in each of the sectors and a progressive adjustment of the definitions across time. The aims of this article are to identify these definitions and the main similarities and differences between the concepts of resilience and robustness and to propose a classification in order to avoid confusions, bad meaning and to provide a better understanding of the subtleties under these concepts. Based on a structured analysis of the literature published in journals of different sectors, this paper conceptualises and comprehensively presents a systematic review of the recent literature on the definitions of robustness and resilience. Decision makers and researchers can benefit from our survey since it introduces a structured analysis and recommendations as to which definitions can be used. [Received: 26 February 2020; Accepted: 20 July 2020]

Keywords: structured literature review; definitions; resilience; robustness.

DOI: 10.1504/EJIE.2021.116128

European Journal of Industrial Engineering, 2021 Vol.15 No.4, pp.487 - 513

Received: 26 Feb 2020
Accepted: 20 Jul 2020

Published online: 07 May 2021 *

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