Organizational risk: a multidimensional perspective

In this study we address the question of what issues organizational actors focus on when constructing organizational risks. The past research portrays the actors as attending to a specific risk source or outcome when giving meaning to risks and thus organizational risk seems to be a simple, one-dimensional, phenomenon. The study shows that the actors attend to multiple and interrelated issues including project, concerns or outcomes, measures or plans, consultations, other organizational actors, and organizational contexts, and several sub-issues within those key issues. The actors give meaning to these six key issues to give meaning to an organizational phenomenon as a risk; the construction of organizational risk is shaped by the construction of the six key issues. These six key issues and their sub-issues provide an empirical framework of risk construction to analyze and understand the process of giving meaning to organizational risk.
Proceedings of the the 18th International Academy of Management and Business(IAMB) Conference (2014)


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Ç. Topal, “Organizational risk: a multidimensional perspective,” presented at the Proceedings of the the 18th International Academy of Management and Business(IAMB) Conference (2014), Rome, Italy, 2014, Accessed: 00, 2021. [Online]. Available: