The sensemaking perspective first appeared in Karl Weick’s book The Social Psychology of Organizing (1969). Since then it has continuously been developed by Karl Weick and his collaborators (see e.g. Weick et al. 2005), and by other organization scholars, such as Gioia and Thomas (1996), Fiol and O’Conner (2003), Maitlis and Lawrence (2007) and Rerup (2009). Since the mid-1980s there has been a growing use of the sensemaking perspective in organizational disaster research.