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A collection of articles, research papers and conference publications related to risk management.


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Organization Culture Organization Culture

Date added: 04/01/2008
Date modified: 04/08/2008
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A ten point Organizational Culture Matrix can help define your company's underlying assumptions and beliefs, but more importantly it can be used as a tool to lay a solid foundation when working with partners. In particular, Public Private Partnerships need to identify and manage key cultural traits to ensure partnership success.

Evaluating Risk Evaluating Risk

Date added: 04/01/2008
Date modified: 10/07/2011
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This paper outlines the HIRA process of risk assessment. It presents a step-by-step approach to identify, assess and prioritize risk. Included are templates and worksheets.

Accident Prevention Accident Prevention

Date added: 04/08/2008
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This is an excerpt from Trip Tips: An Outdoor Planning Manual for Students. The chapter gives an overview of a number of accident theories such as Hale's Dynamics of Accidents Model followed by practical examples of how the model can be applied to an outdoor trip situation. The discussion also explores hazard evaluation and situational awareness as risk management strategies.

The Supervision Paradox The Supervision Paradox

Date added: 04/12/2008
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If a professional is at the same time “a hired hand” and “master of one’s fate”, how does an organization manage this paradox? How is it possible to ‘supervise’ the ‘hired hand’, yet ‘un-supervise’ to allow flexibility and judgment?

The Delusion of Learning from Experience The Delusion of Learning from Experience

Date added: 06/11/2008
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This provocative statement pin points the fundamental flaw the outdoor industry’s current Risk Management (RM) model is built on. Common belief in the outdoor trip leading world is that experience is a guide’s most valuable tool...
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