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Risk management and its practical application: lessons from the British Army

Trewin, Neil, Ojiako, Udechukwu and Johnson, Johnnie (2010) Risk management and its practical application: lessons from the British Army Journal of Risk Research, 13, (5) (doi:10.1080/13669870903551670).

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This study explores, using predominately qualitative data, the risk management approaches of British Army officers in operational theatre. Risks within an operational context are particularly challenging for the British Army to manage due to external constraints such as its adherence to various rules of engagement and international conventions such as the Geneva Convention . The British Army’s centralised and highly structured control and regulation mechanisms are the product of over 300 years of traditions. Few companies can draw on this history, but we argue that the historical successes of the British Army suggest that contemporary civilian organisations have much to learn from the military approach to risk management.
Keywords: risk management, British Army, learning.

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Published date: July 2010
Keywords: risk management, british army, learning


Local EPrints ID: 79279
ISSN: 1366-9877
PURE UUID: 9cf5efff-3632-4ce5-add1-61bea4057bd2

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Date deposited: 11 Mar 2010
Last modified: 18 Jul 2017 23:18

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Author: Neil Trewin
Author: Udechukwu Ojiako
Author: Johnnie Johnson

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