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Fundamentals of Risk Management: Understanding, Evaluating and Implementing Effective Risk Management

Paul Hopkin



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Kogan Page Ltd
03 July 2018
Risk assessment; Management of specific areas; Corporate governance & responsibilities
This fifth edition of Fundamentals of Risk Management is a comprehensive introduction to commercial and business risk for students and risk professionals. Providing extensive coverage of the core frameworks of business continuity planning, enterprise risk management and project risk management, this is the definitive guide to dealing with the different types of risk an organization faces. With relevant international case examples including Ericsson, Network Rail and Unilever, the book provides a full analysis of changes in contemporary risk areas including supply chain, cyber risk, risk culture and appetite, improvements in risk management documentation and statutory risk reporting.

Now revised to be completely aligned with the recently updated ISO 31000 and COSO ERM Framework, this comprehensive text reflects developments in regulations, reputation risk, loss control and the value of insurance as a risk management method. Also including a thorough overview of international risk management standards and frameworks, strategy and policy, Fundamentals of Risk Management is the definitive text for those beginning or considering a career in risk. Online supporting resources include lecture slides with figures, tables and key points from the book.
By:   Paul Hopkin
Imprint:   Kogan Page Ltd
Country of Publication:   United Kingdom
Edition:   5th Revised edition
Dimensions:   Height: 240mm,  Width: 170mm,  Spine: 27mm
Weight:   815g
ISBN:   9780749483074
ISBN 10:   0749483075
Pages:   480
Publication Date:   03 July 2018
Audience:   College/higher education ,  Professional and scholarly ,  Professional and scholarly ,  Primary ,  Undergraduate
Format:   Paperback
Publisher's Status:   Active
  • Section - ONE: Introduction to Risk Management;
    • Chapter - 01: Approaches to Defining Risk;
    • Chapter - 02: Impact of Risk on Organizations;
    • Chapter - 03: Types of Risks;
    • Chapter - 04: Scope of Risk Management;
    • Chapter - 05: Principles and Aims of Risk Management;
  • Section - TWO: Approaches to Risk Management;
    • Chapter - 06: Risk Management Standards;
    • Chapter - 07: Establishing the Context;
    • Chapter - 08: Enterprise Risk Management;
    • Chapter - 09: Alternative Approaches;
  • Section - THREE: Risk Assessment;
    • Chapter - 10: Risk Assessment Considerations;
    • Chapter - 11: Risk Classification Systems;
    • Chapter - 12: Risk Analysis and Evaluation;
    • Chapter - 13: Loss Control;
    • Chapter - 14: Defining the Upside of Risk;
  • Section - FOUR: Risk Response;
    • Chapter - 15: Tolerate, Treat, Transfer and terminate;
    • Chapter - 16: Risk Control Techniques;
    • Chapter - 17: Insurance and Risk Transfer;
    • Chapter - 18: Business Continuity;
  • Section - FIVE: Risk Strategy;
    • Chapter - 19: Core Business Processes;
    • Chapter - 20: Reputation and the Business Model;
    • Chapter - 21: Risk Management Context;
    • Chapter - 22: Risk Management Responsibilities;
    • Chapter - 23: Control of Selected Hazard Risks;
  • Section - SIX: Risk Culture;
    • Chapter - 24: Risk-Aware Culture;
    • Chapter - 25: Importance of Risk Appetite;
    • Chapter - 26: Risk Training and Communication;
    • Chapter - 27: Risk Practitioner Competencies;
  • Section - SEVEN: Risk Governance;
    • Chapter - 28: Corporate Governance Model;
    • Chapter - 29: Stakeholder Expectations;
    • Chapter - 30: Operational Risk Management;
    • Chapter - 31: Project Risk Management;
    • Chapter - 32: Supply Chain Management;
  • Section - EIGHT: Risk Assurance;
    • Chapter - 33: The Control Environment;
    • Chapter - 34: Risk Assurance Techniques;
    • Chapter - 35: Internal Audit Activities;
    • Chapter - 36: Reporting on Risk Management

Paul Hopkin is an internationally recognized risk management professional and was previously Technical Director at the Institute of Risk Management (IRM) and held the same role at Airmic for nine years previously. He was previously Director of Risk Management for The Rank Group and prior to that Head of Risk Management at the BBC. He is a Certified Fellow of the IRM. The IRM is the world's leading professional body for risk management, driving excellence in managing risk to ensure organizations are ready for opportunities and threats of the future.

Reviews for Fundamentals of Risk Management: Understanding, Evaluating and Implementing Effective Risk Management

This book provides a thorough and instructive foundation for any professional or team looking to increase their enterprise's rigour around risk. Acknowledging and discussing critical contextual issues, such as global finance, international regulations, corporate culture and natural human responses to risk, sets the reader up for success - and empowers them to proactively and postively navigate the uncertainty we all work in. --Kelly Barner, Owner and Managing Director, Buyers Meeting Point This will no doubt become a seminal text for anyone involved in the role of corporate risk management. It is truly comprehensive, with a careful explanation of risk theory and numerous tools including frameworks, international standards and models. --Supply Management

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