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Accountability and expertise in public sector risk management: a case study

Palermo, Tommaso ORCID: 0000-0002-6021-6052 (2014) Accountability and expertise in public sector risk management: a case study. Financial Accountability and Management, 30 (3). pp. 322-341. ISSN 0267-4424

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Identification Number: 10.1111/faam.12039


This paper examines the adoption of a formal risk management framework in a large public sector organisation. The paper shows the relevance of risk management as an accountability tool, extended by means of disclosure to the scrutiny of distant others. The paper also reveals how the use of risk management is dependent on relational skills, knowledge of business activities and professional experience. Risk management can be seen as both a context-dependent device and as a technique abstracted from a context. The paper discusses how risk officers deal with this complexity, addressing the expectations of multiple organisational actors and external entities.

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Additional Information: © 2014 John Wiley & Sons Ltd
Divisions: Accounting
Subjects: H Social Sciences > HG Finance
Date Deposited: 24 Oct 2014 10:32
Last Modified: 11 Jun 2024 22:54
Funders: Management Control Association

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