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"Risk Management is such a broad subject and varies depending on the organization and the industry. Many standards and guidelines around the world try to encapsulate risk into one set of parameters but typically suffer as they are from one particular perspective. Robert Chapman however does not conform to this single minded approach and provides us with a mixture of current risk management issues, techniques and case studies to provide a broad and yet still comprehensive view on risk management that is relevant to any industry sector. As such, there is something here for everyone who is in the risk management field and should be a mandatory addition to any risk manager's bookshelf."
Clayton Meteyard, Manager – Risk and Insurance, Etihad Rail, UAE

"This valuable text provides both the student and the practitioner with comprehensive coverage of the key elements which must be considered in respect of Risk Management."
Dr Alistair Somerville Ford FTS, Chairman - Institute of Commercial Management, UK

"The global financial crisis and in particular the demise of high profile companies has emphasised like never before the need for effective Enterprise Risk Management. This significantly expanded text will enable the reader, whether student, risk practitioner, auditor or board member to understand both the sources of risk and a process for implementing ERM. The clear and concise style of writing will provide a useful reference in navigating the ever expanding maze of business risk."
Steve Wilmot, Risk Manager - Leighton Contractors PTY Limited, Australia

"In today's highly volatile risk reality where ERM is the future of risk management, Chapman's book provides an in-depth insight into ERM. By combining theoretical and practical ERM knowledge from both a strategic and an operational angle, Chapman creates a valuable source of references for risk practitioners. While imminent risk issues are addressed, the book discusses how these risks can be managed most effectively across the entire organisation. The book aims to introduce risk professionals to key ERM aspects, and that's exactly what it does."
Joanna Keith, Risk Management, JP Morgan, UK

"Rob Chapman's book is modest in its title, yet is, at its heart, one of the best guides on how to 'do' Enterprise Risk Management, currently in print. Now completely revised to recognise the development of ISO31000 (the International Risk Management standard) and recent changes in governance and business ethics, this very accessible text is a must for anyone implementing ERM, irrespective of their business sector, country or background."
Steve Fowler, Chief Executive, Institute of Risk Management, UK

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A business's ability to grow in the face of complex, unrelenting, ever-changing risk is the sin qua non of its competitive success. Unfortunately risk exposure is increasing unabated both in diversity and complexity at a breathtaking pace. In today's more interconnected business environment, where a lone trader can destroy, in a matter of hours, a reputation it took years to build, where the mere rumour of unsavoury accounting practices can send a company’s stock price plummeting at near-lightening speed, and where the unscrupulous practices of a handful of Wall Street bankers can bring the world financial system to its knees, the need for a methodical, highly dynamic and all-encompassing approach to Enterprise Risk Management has never been greater.

Representing a departure from traditional, compartmentalized risk management models, Enterprise Risk Management provides a fully integrated, “holistic” approach, in which risk management becomes an essential part of a business's organization, intrinsic to its strategic plan, structure and business processes.

In this updated and substantially expanded edition of Simple Tools and Techniques for Enterprise Risk Management, Robert Chapman provides a blueprint for designing, planning, implementing and managing an Enterprise Risk Management programme suitable for every type of corporation. Building from the ground up, he describes the major sources of internal and external risk and arms readers with a retinue of powerful tools and techniques for addressing each in a manner that can be tailored to a company's unique needs, goals and culture.

As clear, methodical and accessible as the Enterprise Risk Management model itself, the book explores the five key areas that must be considered when designing an effective Enterprise Risk Management programme:

  • The relationship between corporate governance, internal control and risk management.
  • The seven stages of the risk management process—including tools and techniques specific to each.
  • The six primary sources of controllable internal risk, including financial, operational, technological, project management, business ethics and health and safety.
  • The six main sources of external risk, namely: economic, environmental, legal, political, market, and social.
  • Finding and working with a qualified risk practitioner, as considered from both the client’s and consultant’s perspectives.

Fully revised and updated to meet the needs of today's risk practitioner, this 2nd Edition of Robert Chapman's acclaimed guide now includes chapters on the global financial crisis, project risk management, business ethics and health and safety, as well as updated chapters on US and UK corporate governance, providing an indispensable working resource for board members, executives, managers, and risk practitioners.


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