Contributions to Management Science

Why Managers and Companies Take Risks

Authors: Coleman, Les

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The book answers a simple question: when managers and companies face a decision with two outcomes that are safe and risky, what leads them to choose the risky alternative? The answer starts with a detailed review of the theory behind risk and decision making by managers. The book then gathers real-world evidence using two surveys of senior managers and directors to analyse why they take risks, and how companies control risks. Integrating theory and evidence the book develops a model of risk taking that draws from academic thinking across multiple disciplines and the actual practice of experienced managers. The last section of the book discusses how managers can apply its findings to dialling up the required level of risk inside their firm.

Buy this book

eBook $139.00
price for USA (gross)
  • ISBN 978-3-7908-1696-9
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  • Included format: PDF
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  • Immediate eBook download after purchase
Softcover $179.00
price for USA
  • ISBN 978-3-7908-1695-2
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Why Managers and Companies Take Risks
Authors
Series Title
Contributions to Management Science
Copyright
2006
Publisher
Physica-Verlag Heidelberg
Copyright Holder
Physica-Verlag Heidelberg
eBook ISBN
978-3-7908-1696-9
DOI
10.1007/3-7908-1696-5
Softcover ISBN
978-3-7908-1695-2
Series ISSN
1431-1941
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
X, 349
Number of Illustrations and Tables
24 b/w illustrations
Topics