UK Risk Management Policies Dissertation or Thesis

UK Risk Management Policies
Presents a qualitative research case study of Cougar Automation Ltd, a small scale company in the Information and Technology sector, to investigate the risk management policies of small and medium business enterprises (SMEs) in the UK.
# 149415 | 19,960 words | 98 sources | APA | 2011 | PK
Published on Dec 13, 2011 in Business (Small) , Business (Management) , Research Designs (General)

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This paper analyzes the risk management practices of small and medium business enterprises (SMEs) in the U.K. especially pertaining to a comparative analysis inside the same risk stream for evidencing the percentage of interest paid for each different risk type and the considered phase of the risk management process. Next, the author reports an extensive literature review and relates in detail the methodology used in this research. The paper concludes that, even though risk management is a low cost activity, SME companies like Cougar Automation Ltd tend to over look this area. The author defines the risk areas facing this company and makes suggestions as to how to manage them. Appendices in the form of charts are included in this paper.

Table of Contents:
Table of Contents
Background of the Study
Aims and Objectives
Significance of the Study
Research Questions
Literature Review
Cougar Automation Ltd--Company Profile
Cougar Automation and their Risk Management Policies
Managing Risks
How to Measure Risk?
Risk Analysis: Methods of Evaluation
Major Risks And Issues
Risks Affecting the Company
Previous Studies on Risk Management
Risks of Fixed Assets of the Company
Theoretical and Conceptual Foundations of Risk
Business Risk
Typology of Risks to Fairbairn Private Bank
Financial Risks: Risk of not Being Able to Cover Financial Costs
Classification of Financial Risk
Systematic Market Risk
Credit Risks or Insolvency
Liquidity Risk
Operational Risk
Interest Rate Risk
Exchange Rate Risk or Exchange Rate
Legal Risk
Risk Management as Part of the Management Process
Financial Risk Management
The Concept of Risk and Types of Risks
System Risks
Net Risk
Speculative Risks
Commercial Risks
Industrial Risks
Classificationof Financial Risks
Interest Rate Risk
Credit Risk
Stock Market Risk
Financial Risk as a Function of Time
Methods of Risk Assessment
Research Design
Literature Search
Definition of Qualitative Research
Research Method
Questions to Be Asked from Cougar Automation Ltd.
Literature Selection Criteria
Search Technique
Theoretical Framework
Population Sample
Expression Data
Survey Study
Studies of Interrelationships
Case Study
Causal Comparative Studies
Correlation Studies
Development Studies
Discussion and Analysis
The Risk In The Industry and Management
The Risk Of Big Business in SMEs
Risk Management Strategies
The Process of Risk Management
Area Census Information
Space Of Collective Treatment of Signals
Space Sorting Individual Potential Information
Risk Assessment and Prioritization
Risk Treatment
Monitoring and Review
Decision Space
Development Paths of Risk Management
Strategic Risk Management (SRM)
Enterprise Risk Management (ERM)
Risk Identification
Risk Analysis
Context Analysis
Insurance Risk Management (IRM)
Project Risk Management (PRM)
Engineering Risk Management (ENRM)
Supply Chain Risk Management (SCRM)
Disaster Risk Management (DRM)
Conclusion and Recommendation
My Personal Reflection on the Research

From the Paper:

"Monitoring and review is an essential and integral step in the management process risk. I it mandatory to monitor the risks and the effectuality of the plan that has been formulated as well as the management system and the strategies of the system which have been established to control and monitor the implementation of the risk management. There is a need to monitor the risk on a regular basis so that the changing conditions so not change the priorities of the risks. Some of the risks remain as it is.
"Financial risk management is a specialized branch of corporate finance, which is dedicated to the management or financial risk coverage. Uncertainty exists as long as no one knows for sure what will happen in the future. Risk is the uncertainty that "matter" because it affects the welfare of the people. All hazardous situations are uncertain, but may have uncertainty without risk. For this reason, a financial risk manager is responsible for advising and managing the risk exposure to the corporate or business through the use of derivative financial instruments.
"When SMEs carry out a risk analysis, they have to carefully consider the potential harm which can be done to the firm, its assets or to the human resource. By carefully assessing the potential damage, the firm could ensure that no harm is brought to anything."

Sample of Sources Used:

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  • Alquier, B. A. & Tignol, L. M. (2006) Risk management in small- and medium-sized enterprises. Production Planning & Control, 17 (3): pp.273-282.
  • Altman E., & Sabato G. ( 2007). "Modelling Credit Risk for Smes: Evidence from the US Market." Abacus. Vol. 43, iss.3, pp. 332-357.
  • Altman E., & Wilson N. (2009). The Value of Qualitative Information in SME Risk Management. CMRC, Leeds University Business School, UK , pp.12-15.

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