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Enterprise Risk Management in the United Kingdom

Enterprise Risk Management in Europe

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

Publication date: 4 May 2021


Companies face a wide number of risks and need to have in place appropriate measures and techniques to be able to identify, manage, and monitor risks. Risk management is a fundamental responsibility of the corporate governance structure of an organization; it means managing all risks on a holistic basis, all together rather than just one, through an appropriate and systematic process. This chapter provides an overview of enterprise risk management in the United Kingdom. It presents key information on the economic system of the United Kingdom, emphasizing the role of small and medium enterprises, and presents country macroeconomic highlights. It provides a summary of regulation, practices, and authorities; it presents the key milestones of the regulation on corporate governance and reporting in the United Kingdom, and stresses the importance of corporate governance mechanism in companies' enterprise risk management practices. Further, it discusses the importance of transparency and disclosure in the context of enterprise risk management, specifically the relevance of risk management and internal control related disclosure in the annual reports and accounts. Finally, it reviews the growing academic research on enterprise risk management and previous studies on risk disclosure practices in companies' reports.



Malafronte, I. and Pereira, J. (2021), "Enterprise Risk Management in the United Kingdom", Maffei, M. (Ed.) Enterprise Risk Management in Europe, Emerald Publishing Limited, Bingley, pp. 243-259.



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