Risk Management

Many existing crisis management models cannot cope with the dynamic nature and complexity of the crises we face today. In 2011 alone the industries had to cope with floods in Australia, two earthquakes in New Zealand, civil unrest in North Africa and the Middle East, a tsunami and a nuclear disaster in Japan and floods in Thailand.

Risk Management today is not just about physical security, finance and resources; it is about safeguarding commercial advantages of the business, enhancing the trust of customers and reputation management.

Dr Alexandros Paraskevas talks about Risk Management in the Hotel and Tourism Industry.

At Oxford Brookes University we frequently conduct research alongside top risk management professionals. This research aims to develop strategic approaches that combine scientific rigour with effective practice in dealing with corporate, operational and strategic risks, crisis management and business continuity. Research of this kind forms the basis of successful Knowledge Transfer Partnerships in which we learn from the industry as much as they learn from us.

As the complexity of the political, economic, social and technological environment increases, so does the level of risk that businesses are facing on a daily basis; being able to identify, evaluate, eliminate and mitigate these risks is of vital importance. Equally important is to be able to respond to a crisis situation by limiting its potential adverse effect, maintaining the continuity of business critical functions and quick recovery.

Business Resilience is fast reaching the top of corporate agendas and Oxford Brookes University is here to help companies to meet these unexpected challenges.

Our particular areas of capability are:

  • Business Continuity
  • Operational Risks
  • Enterprise/Corporate Risks
  • Crisis Management and Communication
  • Risk Finance and Training

Here at Oxford Brookes Business School we encourage managers and business leaders to identify and take risks, developing organisational risk intelligence, understanding that risks are not just a threat but an opportunity which can result in superior performance and competitive advantage. If you would like to speak to someone about building and delivering a tailored Risk Management programme, .

"Our purpose was to develop a strategic approach to safeguard the business continuity of the group's global operating system in any crisis situation, whilst keeping employees and hotel guests worldwide safe."


If you are interested in the type of content we have included in previous risk management programmes, please see this example.

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