The Routledge Companion to Strategic Risk Management

Book by Professor Torben Juul Andersen*, published by Routledge Press, London, 2016.

Professor Andersen’s work presently is focused on several key aspects of risk leadership, including—notably—an examination of how top management assures effective implementation of risk policy throughout the organization. Additionally, he is supervising doctoral work that is directed toward better understanding managing organizational uncertainty and developing methodologies for earlier detection of emergent risks.

Managing risk in and across organizations has always been of vital importance, both for individual firms and for the globalized economy more generally. With the global financial crisis, a dramatic lesson was learnt about what happens when risk is underestimated, misinterpreted, or even overlooked. Many possible solutions have been competing for international recognition, yet, there is little empirical evidence to support the purported effectiveness of these regulations and structured control approaches, which leaves the field wide open for further interpretation and conceptual development.

This comprehensive book pulls together a team of experts from around the world in a range of key disciplines such as management, economics and accounting, to provide a comprehensive resource detailing everything that needs to be known in this emerging area. With no single text currently available, the book fills a much needed gap in our current understanding of strategic risk management, offering the potential to advance research efforts and enhance our approaches to effective risk management practices.

Edited by a globally recognized expert on strategic risk management, this book will be an essential reference for students, researchers, and professionals with an interest in risk management, strategic management and finance.

* Torben Juul Andersen is Professor of Strategy and International Management and Director of the Center for Global Strategic Responsiveness at Copenhagen Business School, Denmark. He is also principal partner in Risk Leadership at the St. Thomas University.