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Risk assessment and risk management: Review of recent advances on their foundation

Published on Aug 1, 2016in European Journal of Operational Research 3.81
· DOI :10.1016/j.ejor.2015.12.023
E.B. Abrahamsen and Terje Aven48
Estimated H-index: 48
(University of Stavanger)
Risk assessment and management was established as a scientific field some 30–40 years ago. Principles and methods were developed for how to conceptualise, assess and manage risk. These principles and methods still represent to a large extent the foundation of this field today, but many advances have been made, linked to both the theoretical platform and practical models and procedures. The purpose of the present invited paper is to perform a review of these advances, with a special focus on the fundamental ideas and thinking on which these are based. We have looked for trends in perspectives and approaches, and we also reflect on where further development of the risk field is needed and should be encouraged. The paper is written for readers with different types of background, not only for experts on risk.
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Estimated H-index: 24
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