Written by an experienced risk manager, this innovative new book explores the core concepts of risk management, including in-depth coverage of its scope, rationale, and practical applications. In addition to being fundamentally important to risk managers, this text will also be invaluable to senior executives, directors, regulators, and capital markets professionals. Students, lay readers, and others interested in finance will find a vast subject made engaging and accessible. Written with unusual clarity, The Shape of Risk makes use of graphics, case studies, and questions. The author encourages readers to develop their own intuition and judgment for identifying and managing risk. This is an excellent starting point for a new generation of readers who increasingly need a both practical and conceptual understanding of risk management.
The premise of this volume is that business regulations are expected to grow in the near future as a consequence of the emergence of a "(world) risk society". Risks related to terrorism, climate change, and financial crises, for example, will penetrate all conditions of life. Increasingly, the decisions and actions of some bring about risks for many in this era of globalization. Controlling these risks implies managing the world through high-quality regulation, with a particular emphasis on businesses and financial institutions. Central to this approach is the argument that a major, if not the primary, aim of regulation is to internalize externalities, or in a broader context, to repair market failure. Such repair can only be accomplished when the costs are smaller than the welfare gains. Featuring contributions from researchers and policy analysts from the fields of economics, management, law, sociology, political science, and environmental policy, this book focuses on three major topics: social risks and business regulation; preconditions for better business regulation; and, theoretical issues related to better business regulation. Collectively, the authors demonstrate that the easier it is for regulated businesses to comply at the lowest costs possible - without jeopardizing the related public goals - the greater the degree of compliance. When successful, the net result is a balance of individual and collective net benefits, and by further implication, sustainable business practice and economic growth.
Despite the fact that there are internal auditing books in the market, these existing books are mainly written from the perspective of internal audit practitioners. Unlike books in accounting theory, the books on internal auditing lack empirical attributes. This book aims to bridge this gap in the market by incorporating research perspectives concerning internal auditing as well as new expanding roles in Enterprise Risk Management (ERM). The enhancement of accounting curricular and availability of internal auditing programs in most universities certainly demand more than practitioners' based internal auditing books. This book offers valuable insights based on research perspectives concerning internal auditing and its roles and implications towards the implementation of the ERM. It is specially designed to accommodate the needs of researchers, specifically academic research in internal auditing and ERM. It is packed with key research literature, research questions, directions and theoretical justifications that could facilitate researchers by incorporating existing relevant studies and theories. Moreover, the book could simplify and point researchers in specific directions by integrating detailed literature references, research questions and measurements procedures. Students at both postgraduate and undergraduate levels may find this book extremely useful in assisting them with their research endeavors. The initial part of the book explores the history and evolution of internal auditing as a profession followed by comprehensive theoretical justifications on its relationships with the board. The book offers a list of possible research questions at the end of each chapter that could significantly enhance its value to researchers. Moreover, it has critically analysed various measurement instruments to assess internal audit effectiveness, internal auditors' roles in the ERM and the degree of ERM implementation. The second part of the book focuses more on issues concerning the application of ERM. Indeed, theoretical justifications that could facilitate the development of new hypotheses on various internal auditing and ERM variables using multiple-theoretical approach serves as one of the main contributions of this book. These unique features are hoped to enhance empirical studies in this new area of research.
This volume addresses various aspects of the microstructure of world trading markets and provides scientific evidence on the functioning of specific foreign markets. The study of market microstructure has previously focused on the U.S. markets, but with the rapid expansion in foreign markets there is a real need to understand the nature and functioning of foreign trading markets.
Advanced communications and information technologies provide the basis for operational risk management. In order to support managers in real-time risk assessment and decision-making, the advanced technologies must be complemented by an appropriate reasoning logic.
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