Title: Corporate risk scorecard: a comparative study of US and German firms risk score

Authors: Sanjay Dhir; Swati Dhir

Addresses: Department of Management Studies, Indian Institute of Management Delhi, New Delhi, India ' International Management Institute, B-10, Qutab Institutional Area, Tara Crescent, New Delhi, Delhi 110016, India

Abstract: Businesses are never free from risks, yet analysing and better management of risks can always be one of the preferable practices for any successful organisation. Risk assessment, through internal auditing, is one of the best practices in organisations. At the broadest level, a risk-based approach enables firm to prioritise activities in strategic decision making. A risk assessment of the universe's individual elements permits the firms to take rational decision for strategy formulation and thus generate a pre-measure to mitigate risk. The presence of organisations in different continents will certainly demand for country risk assessment. However, an objective assessment of different types of risks will certainly help organisations to take decisions related to diversification. This study addresses tries to provide a framework to understand different risks in a systematic way. We have analysed the risk disclosure of multinationals operating in the USA and Germany from their annual reports and finally compare the total risk identified by the nation and its economic performance. We examine the collected data within a corporate-specific characteristics framework - 'corporate risk score card'.

Keywords: risk scorecard; risk mitigation; strategic risk; financial risk; operational risk; compliance risk; USA; Germany.

DOI: 10.1504/IJBCRM.2017.089207

International Journal of Business Continuity and Risk Management, 2017 Vol.7 No.4, pp.277 - 291

Available online: 03 Jan 2018 *

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