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Analysing risk

in Risk

May 2011; p ublished online September 2013 .

Chapter. Subjects: Business and Management; Economics; Research and Information. 5752 words.

‘Analysing risk’ shows how risk analysts measure risks and determine their sources. This involves observing a situation, then using scientific knowledge to extrapolate these observations to...

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Defining risk

in Risk

May 2011; p ublished online September 2013 .

Chapter. Subjects: Business and Management; Economics; Research and Information. 5474 words.

‘Defining Risk’ looks at how risks can be specified so we can make choices about them. Effectively defining risk is essential to improving outcomes, but it can lead to a lack of moral...

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Introduction

in Risk

May 2011; p ublished online September 2013 .

Chapter. Subjects: Business and Management; Economics; Research and Information. 651 words.

Where does risk come from? How does it exact its price? What causes risk? The Introduction answers these questions by looking at the issue of risk for individuals and societies in the world...

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Making risk decisions

in Risk

May 2011; p ublished online September 2013 .

Chapter. Subjects: Business and Management; Economics; Research and Information. 6557 words.

‘Making risk decisions’ explores how people make choices about risk. Utility theory provides one simple way to make these choices. It involves ranking potential choices and using a set of...

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Risk

Baruch Fischhoff and John Kadvany.

May 2011; p ublished online September 2013 .

Book. Subjects: Business and Management; Economics; Research and Information. 184 pages.

Risk: A Very Short Introduction draws on the sciences and humanities to explore and explain the many kinds of risk. We find risks — from genetically modified crops, medical malpractice,...

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Risk communication

in Risk

May 2011; p ublished online September 2013 .

Chapter. Subjects: Business and Management; Economics; Research and Information. 5748 words.

‘Risk communication’ shows how risks are communicated between parties in society, and how effective risk communication is essential to society. Risk communications affect individuals'...

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Risk, culture, and society

in Risk

May 2011; p ublished online September 2013 .

Chapter. Subjects: Business and Management; Economics; Research and Information. 3860 words.

‘Risk, culture and society’ frames risk management within society as a whole. The modern study of risk began with assessing probability of defined events, and developed into a science with...

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Risk decisions

in Risk

May 2011; p ublished online September 2013 .

Chapter. Subjects: Business and Management; Economics; Research and Information. 4950 words.

Risk is all around us, and can come in any number of forms. ‘Risk decisions’ uses decision theory to turn the assessment of these risks into an exercise in practical reasoning. Decision...

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Risk perception

in Risk

May 2011; p ublished online September 2013 .

Chapter. Subjects: Business and Management; Economics; Research and Information. 5879 words.

‘Risk perception’ examines how people understand risk, and how this understanding influences decision-making. Effectively making a risk decision requires an individual to have an...

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