Does corporate risk management lead to risk mitigation and firm performance? Evidence from Asian Emerging Markets

Khan, Asad and Rehman, Zia ur and Khan, Muhammad Ibrahim and Badshah, Imtiaz (2023) Does corporate risk management lead to risk mitigation and firm performance? Evidence from Asian Emerging Markets. Management Research Review. ISSN 2040-8269

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Purpose: This study aims to verify the significance of Andersen (2008) corporate risk management framework in Asian emerging markets to control firm risk and improve firm performance.

Design/methodology/approach: The cross-sectional analyses are performed on a sample of 4609 firms across nine Asian emerging countries using 2SLS estimation technique.

Findings: The empirical findings show that the adoption of corporate risk management not only enhances firm performance by increasing the firm ability to capitalize on the market opportunity but also plays a significant role in reducing firm risk. Our findings assert that by institutionalizing risk management practices into an integrated corporate risk management framework, the firm can reap multiple benefits by maintaining better contractual agreements and strategic partnerships with key stakeholders.

Originality: The study shifts the focus of corporate risk management away from Western countries toward AEM, which has been afflicted by high risks and uncertainties. The effectiveness of corporate risk management against firm risk is established by dividing firm risk into firm-specific risk and systematic risk. Furthermore, we also establish that corporate risk management not only leads to high returns but also reduces firm operational and production costs. Overall, the study provides a compelling argument to implement CRM for improving organizational performance and managing risks in a strategic and integrated manner. The findings are also relevant to risk management practitioners, as well as to academicians interested in the broader fields of corporate finance and strategy.

Item Type: Article
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4 July 2023Accepted
18 July 2023Published
Uncontrolled Keywords: Risk and Return, Firm-specific risk, Systematic risk, Stakeholder, Enterprise Risk Management, Firm cost.
Subjects: CAH17 - business and management > CAH17-01 - business and management > CAH17-01-07 - finance
Divisions: Faculty of Business, Law and Social Sciences > Birmingham City Business School
Depositing User: Khan Muhammadibrahim
Date Deposited: 24 Aug 2023 13:48
Last Modified: 24 Aug 2023 13:48

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