Understanding Risk: Recent Contributions from the Journal of Risk and Governance

Matthias Beck (Editor)

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Following on from the format of the previous Book Understanding Risk: Contributions from the Journal of Risk and Governance, this collection of recent contributions (including work by the editor) this book is divided in three sections .  The first section examines issues relating to corporate governance in the private sector, with emphasis being placed on issues of 'Board Decision Making,' Earnings Management and Audit Committee Effectiveness'  and ' Corporate Governance Failures.'  These contributions are complemented by the second sections which looks at governance and risk issues affecting the public sector, with a focus being places on 'Public Private Partnerships' and regulation of activities in the Life Sciences.'  Section three focuses on societal risk management in relation to health, safety and the environment.  In this context, contributions are presented in relation to major debates surrounding 'Rising Trends in Cancer Cases,' dilemmas surrounding 'Medical Self Help,' 'Mental Health Policy' and the use of 'Information Technology in Health Care.'
Original languageEnglish
Place of PublicationNew York
PublisherNova Science Publishers
Number of pages220
ISBN (Print)978-1-63808-946-2
Publication statusPublished - 2013


  • Risk management
  • Financial risk
  • Risk
  • Corporate governance


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