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Risk management

Articles, reports and other resources that enable accountants in business to make a real difference to their organisations by providing them with practical information on the latest thinking in risk management.

Bias and personality in risk taking

Matthew Leitch investigates how underlying and subconscious factors affect the level of risk people are prepared to take in corporate decision-making.

Strategic decision making

Clear presentation of alternatives, uncontrollables and unknowns is a vital prerequisite for responsible, strategic decision-making, says Matthew Leitch.

Business continuity

To minimise the impact of major disruption, businesses need an effective continuity strategy.

Debunking sampling myths

Matthew Leitch explains some widespread myths about sample sizes and illustrates some effects that may surprise you.

Powerful and reckless

Despite the best-laid plans, ventures do fail. As Matthew Leitch explains, finance professionals must resist the influence of power to keep their heads and prevent the more spectacular failures.

Little by little

Incremental projects have many benefits compared to so-called big bang projects. Matthew Leitch picks apart the pros and cons.

What are the chances

Adding risk to business decision models can be a delicate process, so taking things a step at a time can save a monumental fall. Matthew Leitch discusses the vital stages.

Risk management - Socially acceptable

Social media is vital to business – but there are pitfalls too. James Leavesley highlights five risk areas to bear in mind when planning a corporate strategy.

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