The Complete Guide to Business Risk Management

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Gower Publishing, Ltd., 2005 - Business & Economics - 329 pages
Risk management and contingency planning has really come to the fore since the first edition of this book was originally published. Computer failure, fire, fraud, robbery, accident, environmental damage, new regulations - business is constantly under threat. But how do you determine which are the most important dangers for your business? What can you do to lessen the chances of their happening - and minimize the impact if they do happen? In this comprehensive volume Kit Sadgrove shows how you can identify - and control - the relevant threats and ensure that your company will survive. He begins by asking 'What is risk?', 'How do we assess it?' and 'How can it be managed?' He goes on to examine in detail the key danger areas including finance, product quality, health and safety, security and the environment. The new edition reflects the changes in the global environment, the new risks that have emerged and the effect of macroeconomic factors on business profitability and success.
 

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Contents

Defining and Assessing Risk
17
Managing Corporate Risk
41
Operations and Production Risk
59
Purchasing Problems
73
Managing Health and Safety
87
Preventing Environmental Damage
101
Protecting Against Fire
117
Maintaining Security
125
Market Leadership through Risk Management
211
People Risks and Corporate Ethics
233
Contingency Planning Crisis Management and Business Continuity
253
Introducing a Risk Management System
273
dimensional matrix
283
Minimizing Risk in Major Projects
289
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292
What Risks will the Future Bring?
297

Preempting Fraud
145
Staying Financially Healthy
163
Avoiding IT Disaster
181
Liability Legal Risks and Intellectual Property
195
Appendix
311
Further reading
317
Index
323
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Kit Sadgrove is currently Director of The Business Institute, an independent research, training and consultancy organization.

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