The Relationship between Respondents’ Characteristics and Their Perceptions of Enterprise Risk Management. Results of a Survey

  •  Michele Borgia    
  •  Adalberto Rangone    
  •  Mario Georgiev Georgiev    
  •  Maura La Torre    


The present study investigated whether responents’ socio-demographic characteristics influenced their personal views on the adoption and implementation of enterprise risk management. An online questionnaire was administered to employees of Italian artisan firms to collect data on the adoption and implementation of enterprise risk management, its determinants, and its relationship with organisational performance. Respondents’ responses were compared to their demographic characteristics to determine whether gender, age, education, position, and role may have influenced their opinions on enterprise risk management. The presence of a well-established risk culture in an organisation and the support of senior management were considered essential in the effective implementation of enterprise risk management in an organization and in positively influencing organisational performance. Select participant’s demographic characteristics had an influence on their views on the implementation of enterprise risk management. The results of this study add to the body of knowledge on enterprise risk management and can support risk managers to effectively and efficiently implement enterprise risk management.

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