Corporate Risk and Governance: An End to Mismanagement, Tunnel Vision and Quackery

Corporate Risk and Governance: An End to Mismanagement, Tunnel Vision and Quackery

By: Alan Waring (author)Hardback

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Corporate Risk and Governance addresses corporate risk management and governance requirements affecting large organizations in all industry sectors and countries. The book strongly advocates implementation of Corporate Governance Codes, ISO 31000 Risk Management, ISO 22301 Business Continuity Management and PAS 200 Crisis Management but warns against treating any standard or model slavishly, as if it can offer easy salvation or a simple route to a risk nirvana. Alan Waring challenges many hallowed beliefs, attitudes and practices that continue to hamper the delivery of effective Enterprise Risk Management (ERM) and thereby good governance. Those boardroom and corporate cultures that are complacent about risk exposures and risk management or, worse, encourage 'chancers' and a 'what can we get away with' attitude, are examined in depth along with what is required to embed a culture of responsible risk-taking. Some 75 cases from around the world provide graphic examples and lessons to be learned. Although the text includes some summary practical guidance, this book is designed primarily as a thinking aid rather than a risk management cookbook. It is something to encourage better informed risk-decision making; a more informed view of enterprise risk exposures, control and mitigation issues and an awareness of boardroom and corporate culture issues and their impact on effective ERM.

About Author

Dr Alan Waring has 35 years' experience in risk management. He has been a full time risk management consultant since 1986. Typically working with boards, board risk committees, individual directors and senior executives, his assignments in many industry sectors on several continents have included governance-related corporate risk reviews for large organizations as well as a wide range of strategic and operational risk issues. His previous books include Managing Risk (1998), co-authored with Prof Ian Glendon, and Practical Systems Thinking (1996). He is a Fellow of the Institute of Risk Management.


Contents: Introduction; Foreword; Part 1 Enterprise Risk Management and Corporate Governance: Risk management and governance in context; Corporate risk management in practice; Countering tunnel vision and quack governance; A culture of responsible risk-taking; Family businesses, governance and risk management; Business continuity and crisis management. Part 2 Corporate Due Diligence: The abuse of trust; Mergers, acquisitions and joint ventures. Part 3 Fraud, Corruption and Organized Crime: The nature and scope of corruption; Corporate fraud; Immovable property fraud. Part 4 Intellectual Property and Product Risks: Combatting intellectual property threats; Ensuring product safety. Part 5 Man-Made Disasters: Policy and practice in major hazards risk management; The Mari-Vassilikos disaster, 11 July 2011. Part 6 Conclusion. Glossary; References; Index.

Product Details

  • ISBN13: 9781409448365
  • Format: Hardback
  • Number Of Pages: 244
  • ID: 9781409448365
  • weight: 692
  • ISBN10: 1409448363

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