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  1. Strategic risk management

    Turning threats into opportunities with strategic risk management

    All too often, risk management is considered an administrative burden, consisting of ticking a series of boxes to comply with rules and regulations. Which is unfortunate, as you may miss out on a lot of opportunities as an organisation. In a recent publication in Business Horizons, Professor Regine Slagmulder and researcher Bart Devoldere argue in favour of a broader, more strategic approach to risk management. So what does strategic risk management entail and why is it so important, now more than ever?

  2. board of directors

    Integrating risk into performance when reporting to the board of directors

    As the board of directors is ultimately responsible for a company’s success or failure, board members should be adequately informed not only about the company’s (financial) performance but about the risks that may impact the company’s strategy and results as well. Because today’s global economic climate indicates that the business world is more uncertain, risky and volatile than it has been in the past, Vlerick has launched a research project to study corporate practices with respect to reporting performance and risk to the board of directors.

  3. Risk

    The Risk Managers expanding role

    Increasing attention is being paid to risk management in today’s business climate. How has this function been evolving and where is it heading? To find out, Maria Boicova and Regine Slagmulder (Vlerick Professor of Accounting and Control) interviewed a dozen managers in risk functions at non-financial companies in various European countries.

  4. supply-infancy

    Supply Chain Risk Management, still in its infancy

    Undoubtedly, every manager in charge of a supply chain has stories of deliveries that got delayed, suppliers that had a major breakdown, factories that suffered from quality issues, shipments that were blocked in a port or products that had to be recalled. Natural disasters – such as floods, volcanic eruptions or earthquakes can also cause major disruptions to supply chains. Ironically, one of the main reasons that supply chain risk has increased in recent years is the implementation of supply chain best practices.

  5. Control

    Bank ratings: key determinants and cyclicality

    Over the past decade, the economic environment has been characterised by high-profile business scandals and failures, in which different company stakeholders were involved. In July 2007, the world entered the most profound and disruptive crisis since 1929. Initially originating in the US, it has evolved into a deep and complex crisis at global level, resulting in significant economic damage. Lack of market transparency, the abrupt downgrading of credit ratings and the failure of Lehman Brothers have initiated a global breakdown of trust.

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