In this chapter, we address the operationalization of the enterprise risk management (ERM) system in Italy. We first present some Italian economic highlights emphasizing the uncertainty characterizing the domestic development, and we focus on the recent changes in domestic regulation which are related to the concept of risk. Then, we examine the degree of knowledge of ERM in the academic arena and the role of professional bodies in this field, focusing on if and how ERM principles are embedded within organizations and effectively integrated into their practices. On the basis of the evidence from questionnaires collected from risk professionals working in prominent Italian firms, who are involved in different ways in the ERM process, we provide some concluding considerations about the degree of integration of ERM practices with governance mechanisms, accounting practices and disclosure in annual reports.
Fiondella, C. and Zagaria, C. (2021), "Enterprise Risk Management in Italy", Maffei, M. (Ed.) Enterprise Risk Management in Europe, Emerald Publishing Limited, Bingley, pp. 57-74. https://doi.org/10.1108/978-1-83867-245-420211005
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