Exploring Enterprise-Wide Risk Management System in Higher Education
Keywords:sustainability; risk management; process improvement; higher education institution; regulatory compliance; educational governance
AbstractThe purpose of this case study research paper is to provide unique and in-depth data and understanding of Enterprise-Wide Risk Management within the real-world context of a private HEI. The research presented adoption of risk management practices within a UK higher education (HE) setting that demonstrates the evolution of processes towards enterprise-wide educational governance in support of a sustainable HE sector. Effectively managing enterprise wide risk ensures sustainability is on the governance agenda. Within this research paper a wide spectrum of risk management practices and theories is assessed and a case study review shows a mature adoption, over time, of a holistic approach to managing risk. This research paper therefore, provides valuable lessons learned and gives practical guidance for policy makers, governors and senior management in Higher Education Institutions (HEIs). The case study organisation provides a best practice view of enterprise-wide risk management system taking guidance from global standards, national regulatory bodies, universities, colleges and experts in risk management from all levels. The main gap in current published knowledge presented is that the drivers for successfully implementing sustainable risk management in the HE sector are not known. The research questions have led the inquiry to provide three contributions to a better understanding of adopting Enterprise-Wide Risk Management in HE with a new roadmap for implementation; thematic direction for governance; and six drivers for successfully implementing sustainable risk strategies.
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