Increasingly, the focus of risk management is not only on minimizing the negative consequences of uncertain events, but on truly providing competitive advantage. However, neither threats nor opportunities can be effectively identified and assessed without good quality market intelligence. As companies increasingly integrate their corporate risk, strategy, and finance decisions, they are finding that corporate risk identification and assessment is only as good as the data in their system. Author Scott Randall, using the framework of enterprise risk management, market research, quality management, and strategic planning, has written a timely and important new book about competitive advantage in the energy business, and how it can be gained using a cross-disciplinary integration of tools, techniques, and structure that yields reliable information.
Introduction; The rise of enterprise risk management and the information imperative; Information integrity implementation - tools, techniques, and examples; Assessment; Disposition; The energy merchant of the 21st century creates alpha; Recommended template for stress test documentation; Acronyms and abbreviations.