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Risk Management Dissertation

| November 6, 2012 | 2 Comments

The following guide contains several dissertation topics on risk management, particularly in supply chain management, CSR, social risks, and in the financial industry. We hope it helps.

1. Risk Management in a Supply Chain: How have current trends in global supply chain management impacted the way that risk-management strategies have evolved?

  • The topic derives its importance due to several industry trends currently in place: increase in strategic outsourcing by firms, globalizations of markets, increasing reliance on suppliers for specialized capabilities and innovation, reliance on supply networks for competitive advantage, and emergence of information technologies that make it possible to control and coordinate extended supply chains.
  • These trends have manifested themselves in an increase in outsourcing and off-shoring of manufacturing and Researcher & Development activities, low cost country (LCC) sourcing, and collaboration with international supplier partners.
  • The extension and variance of these supply chains to a global concern brings with it increased risk of supply chain disruption, can also adversely affect the financial performance of firms.
  • To mitigate this potential effect on stock price and shareholder value, how has risk-management strategy evolved?

2. CSR & RM: Explain the significance of corporate social responsibility activities to risk management strategies in terms of how these activities effect shareholder value.

  • There are theoretical links between CSR activities and shareholder value.
  • This can encompass a discussion on the economic value of these activities.
  • Institutional CSR vs technical CSR


3. Social Risk Management: Discuss the implications of “social risk” as a rising area of concern for global corporations and shareholder value.


4. How have risk management strategies evolved in derivative markets since the recession of 2007/08?

  • Considering the relationship between the risks associated with derivative transactions and the impact of regulation in limiting these risks.
  • Considering how these regulations have changed since the recession.
  • Is this evolution positive.

5. Evaluate the significance of liquidity risk management and credit supply in the financial markets

  • New regulations for banks/corporations have required a higher level of liquidity and credit supply to discourage risky investment practices.
  • With the benefit of hindsight, the effect of this shift is can be observed.


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  1. Elizabeth says:

    Hello, I just concluded an MSc in Business and Management, and would need help in coming up with a comprehensive PhD Thesis topic, as my interest lies in areas of CSR,Operational risk management and Share holders value With Nigeria as my target country.

    I’m really stuck with how to merge this areas together to form a concrete and meaningful whole that could pass off as an area of research for a doctorate degree.

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