Enterprise Risk Management Initiative, Poole College of Management, North Carolina State University

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Risk Management Decision Making Articles

  • Are Boards Focused on the Right Risks?

    Recent studies conducted separately by the National Association of Corporate Directors (NACD) and Protiviti/NC State highlight that “yesterday’s risks” that still preoccupy many boardroom discussions may not be properly focused…

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  • Identifying and Evaluating Emerging Risks

    Bonnie Hancock, Executive Director of the ERM Initiative at NC State University interviews Fred Stuckel, Vice President, Enterprise Risk Management and Audit at Express Scripts about how his organization identifies…

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  • Managing Environmental, Social, and Governance (“ESG”) Risks

    Mark Beasley, Deloitte Professor of ERM at NC State University, interviews Steve Dreyer, Head of Investor Communications – Americas, S&P Global Ratings, about emerging attention being placed on how organizations…

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  • Riskiness of Incentive Compensation Plans

    Reassessing existing incentive compensation plans has become a more significant and common agenda for many corporations. It has become increasingly evident that these incentive plans have driven questionable employee behavior…

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  • Forget the Gym: Resolve to Make Your ERM Program Stronger!

    This time of year we focus on those things we’d like to improve in the coming year, and personal fitness and diet goals are frequently at the top of the…

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  • A Manager’s Framework To Behavioral Strategy

    Understanding how employees and consumers make decisions on a daily basis can significantly improve a manager’s chances of achieving critical business objectives. However, in attempting to apply key learnings from…

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  • Social Class Origins Impact Executive Risk Taking

    Social class and childhood upbringing can have a significant impact on an individual’s ambitions, perspectives, and decisions. However, little research has been conducted to make a connection on how corporate…

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  • Board Governance: Expectations and Best Practices Mismatch?

    In recent years, banks and other organizations have been reevaluating how they look at risk in order to better prepare for an uncertain future. This article highlights PwC’s recently released…

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  • Avoiding Confirmation Bias in Decision Making

    Executives today are becoming even more aware of the biases within their own mind that can prevent them from making the correct decisions. One of these major biases is confirmation…

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  • Outsourcing and Offshoring Decisions - Taking a Risk Intelligent Approach

    When initiating the use of outsourcing and offshoring, companies should take a Risk Intelligent approach. In doing so, companies can better mitigate risks that develop from outsourcing and offshoring and optimize the benefits from such contracts. Companies should follow the steps within the outsourcing and offshoring lifecycle to when making outsourcing and offshoring decisions.

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  • Outsourcing Decisions:  Taking an ERM Approach

    Before outsourcing a business process or function, it is essential to assess the associated risks from an enterprise-wide risk management perspective. Poorly managed outsourcing decisions may ultimately increase, rather than decrease, total risk for an enterprise. An ERM approach to risk management is appropriate for managing the complexity of risks associated with outsourcing decisions.

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