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Enterprise Risk Management in Spain

Enterprise Risk Management in Europe

ISBN: 978-1-83867-246-1, eISBN: 978-1-83867-245-4

Publication date: 4 May 2021


The aim of this study is to investigate whether and how Spanish listed companies adopt formalized and integrated models of risk management during the period 2016–2018 and disclose them inside annual reports. Such investigation rebuilds the international regulatory and self-regulatory framework about risk management and examines the pressures and constraints influencing the adoption and implementation of ERM model in Spain. Indeed, the instability and uncertainty of the global macroeconomic context and the new threats to the corporate profitability and survival are now contributing to the development of a new dimension of risk management system more updated, dynamic and integrated. The results of the content analysis on ERM disclosure in annual reports show that Spanish listed companies are not equipped with structured and integrated risk management systems and their risk management approach is not aligned with any ERM framework. Notwithstanding, the Spanish companies are taking remarkable steps to strengthen the risk management systems towards a higher level of integration and systematization.



Casciello, R., Herrero, M.G., Di Paolantonio Martorell, C. and Álvarez, D.A. (2021), "Enterprise Risk Management in Spain", Maffei, M. (Ed.) Enterprise Risk Management in Europe, Emerald Publishing Limited, Bingley, pp. 183-210.



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