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A study of the methodologies used in risk management standards for dealing with risk attitude in decision making

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dc.contributor.author Donohue, Robert
dc.date.accessioned 2014-03-12T12:27:47Z
dc.date.available 2014-03-12T12:27:47Z
dc.date.issued 2013
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10344/3733
dc.description non-peer-reviewed en_US
dc.description.abstract This study has been devised to both raise awareness on the topic of risk attitude within risk management, but also to advise practicing organisations on the shortfalls of risk management standards, which may have been consulted in the development of their own individual risk management plans. Within this study, the methodologies outlined for dealing with risk attitude, within three risk management standards; the IRM standard, PRINCE 2 and the PMBOK, are examined. Furthermore the different methods, tools and techniques highlighted by different authors in the field are also amalgamated. From this the critical elements for managing risk attitude are identified and used to determine the effectiveness of the risk management standards in managing risk attitude within decision making. Risk attitude can affect ones decision making both in a positive or negative manner and as all stages of the risk management process are executed by individuals there is need for it to be managed effectively. Moreover many authors have argued that there are significant shortfalls with regards the management of human factors in the risk management process. From this study it was discovered that there is no exact method for managing risk attitude, that none of the standards analysed contain a fully effective means for managing it and that the tools described within the risk analysis stage of the risk management processes may need to be revised. There is a gap highlighted within the literature with regards the factors which affect risk attitude and also questions which require clarification on the tools to be utilised within risk analysis. Organisations which have developed their own risk management plans based on these standards should also be aware of their short comings, as by ignoring them this could result in unfavourable outcomes in a project environment. However by not having access to a full range of factors which affect ones risk attitude in decision making, means that it is very difficult to manage it effectively. en_US
dc.language.iso eng en_US
dc.publisher University of Limerick en_US
dc.subject risk management en_US
dc.subject risk attitude en_US
dc.subject decision making en_US
dc.title A study of the methodologies used in risk management standards for dealing with risk attitude in decision making en_US
dc.type info:eu-repo/semantics/masterThesis en_US
dc.type.supercollection ul_theses_dissertations en_US
dc.type.supercollection all_ul_research
dc.rights.accessrights info:eu-repo/semantics/openAccess en_US
dc.type.thesisType Taught


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