Global Risk: Business Success in Turbulent Times by Sean ClearyGlobal Risk: Business Success in Turbulent Times by Sean Cleary

Global Risk: Business Success in Turbulent Times


Hardcover | June 5, 2007

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In today's rapidly changing and increasingly complex business world, successful risk management is the key to survival and success. Business leaders are increasingly facing different kinds of risk, from those traditionally associated with the market- project risks, competitive risks, and currency risks, to a set of new, more hazardous threats. Businesses in the Twenty-First century face a range of global risks. These are having an increasingly large impact on the activities of individual firms. While ten or fifteen years ago, risks flowing from civil unrest, climate change, terrorism or pandemics had a very limited effect on business, this is no longer the case. Risks beyond the control of the firm affect businesses more than ever before. Risk is the business of business, and the fundamental job of executives is to anticipate change and manage it on the basis of an opinion about the future. Those who don't take and manage risks properly lose ground and are eventually driven out.
SEÁN CLEARY graduated in social sciences and law at UCT, UNISA and Shiraz,Iran, and has an MBA from Henley Management College, Brunel University, UK. He was a diplomat from 1970 to 1985, serving in Tehran, Washington DC and the western USA, and as chief director in Namibia (1983-85); as well as in the economics and financial division ...
Title:Global Risk: Business Success in Turbulent TimesFormat:HardcoverDimensions:288 pagesPublished:June 5, 2007Publisher:Palgrave Macmillan UKLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0230525318

ISBN - 13:9780230525313


Table of Contents

The Modern History of Risk * Today's Risks are Different * The Idiosyncrasies of Risk Perception * The Management of Risk * Defining and Assessing Risk * Risk Assessment Tools * Mitigating Risk * Communication Risk * Global Risk in Historical Perspective * Managing Global Risks * Pulling It Together