Risk Behaviour and Risk Management in Business Life

  • Bo Green
  • Robert Cressy
  • Frederic Delmar
  • Theodore Eisenberg
  • Barry Howcroft
  • Mervyn Lewis
  • Dirk Schoenmaker
  • James Shanteau
  • Robert Vivian

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xii
  2. Bo Green, David T. H. Weir, Robert Cressy, Mervyn K. Lewis, Barry Howcroft, Theodore Eisenberg et al.
    Pages 1-36
  3. Mervyn K. Lewis, Per Lundberg, M. Sc. Lars Silver, Katarina Svensson Kling, David T. Kresge, Barbara Summers et al.
    Pages 37-121
  4. James Shanteau, Rob Ranyard, Janis Williamson, Lisa Cuthbert, Henry Montgomery, Leif Sanner et al.
    Pages 123-196
  5. Frédéric Delmar, Jan P. Warhuus, Per Andersson, Hans Landström, Istemi Demirag, Andrew Tylecote
    Pages 197-224
  6. Robert Cressy, Rudy Aernoudt
    Pages 225-255
  7. Theodore Eisenberg, Stefan Sundgren, Timothy C. G. Fisher, Jocelyn Martel, Karin S. Thorburn, Clas Bergström et al.
    Pages 257-302
  8. Robert W. Vivian, Wolf-Ingo Darius, Björn Palmgren
    Pages 303-327
  9. Dirk Schoenmaker, Charlotte Møller Wedel-Heinen, Peter Wendt, Björn Palmgren, Liisa Halme, Bo Green
    Pages 329-356
  10. Back Matter
    Pages 357-371

About this book


Risk behaviour and risk management in business life influence a wide range of fields in which only a very limited amount of research has been undertaken. These topics have often been treated as if they were theoretically and practically isolated from other fields, the so called risk archipelago problem. What is actually needed is another focus, in which the problem of risk is treated as a central theme. The demand for interdisciplinary research means that there is a need for crossing scientific boundaries. In approaching risk problems from a holistic perspective there is also a parallel need for linking the scientific and the business worlds. Researchers must work closely together in concrete multidisciplinary research projects and in co-operation with the industrial world in seeking out and solving research problems of importance.
This book contains selected and re-written papers, and key-note speeches presented in a risk-seminar that Stockholm University organised in June 1997. The seminar, in which 200 researchers and practitioners from 26 countries participated, was divided into four main topic areas: Risk Assessment and Credit Management, Psychology in Business Life, Risk Management in Small Firms and Law and Business Risk.
In writing this book, the editor invited eight professors from four continents to assist him in introducing the reader to the different and scientific disciplines and in explaining the need for interdisciplinary, multidisciplinary and cross-disciplinary risk research projects. The book consists of eight chapters and the target groups are researchers, doctoral and master students at universities and business people working in the risk management area.


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Editors and affiliations

  • Bo Green
    • 1
  • Robert Cressy
  • Frederic Delmar
  • Theodore Eisenberg
  • Barry Howcroft
  • Mervyn Lewis
  • Dirk Schoenmaker
  • James Shanteau
  • Robert Vivian
  1. 1.Interdisciplinary Risk Research ProgrammeStockholm UniversityStockholmSweden

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer Science+Business Media B.V. 2000
  • Publisher Name Springer, Dordrecht
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Print ISBN 978-90-481-5282-7
  • Online ISBN 978-94-017-2909-3
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