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Actuarial and Financial Risks in Life Insurance, Pensions and Household Finance

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ISBN: 9783038427308 9783038427292 Year: Pages: 164 DOI: 10.3390/books978-3-03842-729-2
Publisher: MDPI - Multidisciplinary Digital Publishing Institute
Subject: Business and Management
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The recent regulatory changes, together with the increasing awareness of the variety of sources of uncertainty that affect the activities of insurance and pension funds, have generated increasing attention towards insurance risk management theory and practice. Against this background, this Special Issue collects relevant contributions on a variety of issues encompassing longevity risk modelling, solvency requirements, risk management, and risk sharing. This collection of papers provides insights, from both a theoretical and a practical perspective, into the modeling and management of actuarial and financial risks for institutions and households.

A Celebration of the Ties That Bind Us: Connections Between Actuarial Science and Mathematical Finance

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ISBN: 9783038427339 9783038427346 Year: Pages: 216 DOI: 10.3390/books978-3-03842-734-6 Language: English
Publisher: MDPI - Multidisciplinary Digital Publishing Institute
Subject: Business and Management
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The articles in this volume are contributed by scholars who are not only experts in areas of Actuarial Science (AS) and Mathematical Finance (MF), but also those who present diverse perspectives from both industry and academia. Topics from multiple areas, such as Stochastic Modeling, Credit Risk, Monte Carlo Simulation, and Pension Valuation, among others, that were maybe thought to be the domain of one type of risk manager, are shown time and again to have deep value to other areas of risk management as well. The articles in this collection, in my opinion, contribute techniques, ideas, and overviews of tools that folks in both AS and MF will find useful and interesting to implement in their work. It is also my hope that this collection will inspire future collaboration between those who seek an interdisciplinary approach to risk management.

Riskienhallinnan ajankohtaisia teemoja

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ISBN: 9789520307011 Year: Pages: 248 Language: Finnish
Publisher: Tampere University Press
Subject: Business and Management
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This book presents a variety of different themes related to risks and risk management. The book consists of research papers aimed at supplementing and updating the topics discussed previously in risk management literature. The articles cover the key concepts and essence of risk and risk management, basic issues of security construction, risk awareness in corporate decision-making, reputation risk and its impact on business operations, social risks, their significance and the dimensions of social risk management. The last article presents the freely available RiskDemo software, which allows the reader to test and illustrate a wide range of risk features. The book aims to respond to the recent changes in the risk management environment as well as to stimulate academic debate on the subject.

Weather & Climate Services for the Energy Industry

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ISBN: 9783319684178 9783319684185 Year: Pages: 197 DOI: 10.1007/978-3-319-68418-5 Language: English
Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan Grant: University of East Anglia; European Centre for Medium-Range Weather; EDF R&D; University of Reading
Subject: Meteorology and Climatology
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This open access book showcases the burgeoning area of applied research at the intersection between weather and climate science and the energy industry. It illustrates how better communication between science and industry can help both sides. By opening a dialogue, scientists can understand the broader context for their work and the energy industry is able to keep track of and implement the latest scientific advances for more efficient and sustainable energy systems.Weather & Climate Services for the Energy Industry considers the lessons learned in establishing an ongoing discussion between the energy industry and the meteorological community and how its principles and practises can be applied elsewhere. This book will be a useful guiding resource for research and early career practitioners concerned with the energy industry and the new field of research known as energy meteorology.

Frontiers in Mental Health and the Environment

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ISBN: 9783038973904 9783038973911 Year: Pages: 156 DOI: 10.3390/books978-3-03897-391-1 Language: English
Publisher: MDPI - Multidisciplinary Digital Publishing Institute
Subject: Geography --- Environmental Sciences --- Public Health
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This book sheds light on the influence of the environment on people’s mental health. To what extent are exposures to green space, air pollution, natural disasters, etc. related to depression or suicide? Such questions are relevant for both scientists and policy-makers. A rich collection of chapters subsumes current research frontiers originating from disciplines such as geography, public health, epidemiology, environmental science, etc. The topics covered in the book are of interest to researchers, practitioners, and professionals. The editor hopes that the scientific outcome of this book will stimulate debate about how the environment affects mental health outcomes.

24 Working Together in the Aftermath of an Unforeseen Event (Book chapter)

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ISBN: 9788202535025 Year: Pages: 16 DOI: 10.23865/noasp.36.ch24 Language: English
Publisher: Cappelen Damm Akademisk/NOASP (Nordic Open Access Scholarly Publishing)
Subject: Sociology --- Social Sciences
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"The frame of this chapter is how clinicians and leaders employed in psychiatric&#xD;departments in hospitals experience and cope with patients who commit&#xD;suicide while undergoing treatment. The major focus is the phenomenon which in&#xD;the Bow-tie model is called “stabilization”. To explore this phenomenon in an empirical&#xD;analysis, two concepts of samhandling are introduced, these being coordination&#xD;and cooperation. These two concepts are used in an interpretation of what eight&#xD;leaders and clinicians report on how they handle working together after a patient&#xD;during treatment in a psychiatric hospital has unexpectedly committed suicide.&#xD;The findings are that leaders and clinicians have different views on what stabilization&#xD;is. Stabilization to the leaders seems to be something they can handle by using&#xD;mandatory organizational procedures of coordination. To the clinicians (psychologists&#xD;and psychiatrists) however, stabilization is less straightforward. Professional&#xD;stabilization is, to them, more important than organizational stabilization, and it&#xD;requires another form of interaction – namely, cooperation. Cooperation is, in its&#xD;simplest and purest form, a symmetrical way of working together, based on equality&#xD;in competence and an unforced relation between the parties. For the purpose of&#xD;professional stabilization, this is the form of interaction preferred by the clinicians.&#xD;However, these findings are tentative and more research is needed to elaborate why&#xD;leaders and clinicians respond as they do after a patient suicide."&#xD;

22 Learning from Sports (Book chapter)

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ISBN: 9788202535025 Year: Pages: 16 DOI: 10.23865/noasp.36.ch22 Language: English
Publisher: Cappelen Damm Akademisk/NOASP (Nordic Open Access Scholarly Publishing)
Subject: Sociology --- Social Sciences
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"This study shows some generic characteristics from sports that are of relevance to&#xD;samhandling structures under risk. The findings are based on a case study of the&#xD;concept of “Total Football” and the Rosenborg Football Club (RBK) in Norway.&#xD;Football is a dynamic sport with several factors that come into play and where&#xD;flexible solutions are demanded. The case is also of relevance for organizations in&#xD;handling risk. RBK’s samhandling is based on “Total Football” and flow theory. In&#xD;analyzing RBK, we also apply theories of improvisation. RBK created a platform&#xD;that gave both direction to choices and a clear playing pattern. This platform further&#xD;ensured that tasks could be executed at high speed and high intensity, described as&#xD;“flow”. Flow contributed to both speed and precision in the playing pattern. It is&#xD;concluded that the following is relevant for other organizations: 1) Forming a deeper&#xD;understanding of samhandling and ensuring top management commitment; 2)&#xD;Creating, establishing and maintaining samhandling in a manner that suits the organization;&#xD;and 3) Minimal structures can be of great importance for organizations&#xD;in unforeseen and risky situations."&#xD;

13 Interaction and Risk Management in Shared Leadership (Book chapter)

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ISBN: 9788202535025 Year: Pages: 18 DOI: 10.23865/noasp.36.ch13 Language: English
Publisher: Cappelen Damm Akademisk/NOASP (Nordic Open Access Scholarly Publishing)
Subject: Sociology --- Social Sciences
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"The chapter presents a case from a government agency in Norway, where&#xD;two assistant directors share a leadership position and must interact extensively. The&#xD;main purpose is to highlight some benefits and challenges related to shared leadership&#xD;when it comes to risk prevention and handling unforeseen events. The analysis&#xD;is based on a relational perspective that emphasizes that successful interaction between&#xD;people requires complementary skills, conceptualized as relational skills. The&#xD;chapter concludes that the patterns of interaction and relational skills that develop&#xD;during shared leadership can help prevent undesirable events. This is partly because&#xD;shared leadership can provide increased capacity in identifying risks. Common&#xD;experiences in handling risks and unforeseen events may contribute to learning&#xD;that in turn provides the potential for further development of the interactional and&#xD;relational skills in shared leadership. At the same time, shared leadership entails&#xD;some risks that may impact on the prevention and handling of such events. For&#xD;instance, interactional challenges that may arise in a shared leadership may prevent&#xD;leaders from discovering potential hazards."&#xD;

3 Is It Possible to Prevent Unforeseen Events? (Book chapter)

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ISBN: 9788202535025 Year: Pages: 20 DOI: 10.23865/noasp.36.ch3 Language: English
Publisher: Cappelen Damm Akademisk/NOASP (Nordic Open Access Scholarly Publishing)
Subject: Sociology --- Social Sciences
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"An unforeseen event may be defined as something that happens suddenly&#xD;and unexpectedly. Such events are seldom the result of an organisation’s operational&#xD;planning, but they can be side-effects of such planning. An unforeseen event may&#xD;have either positive or negative consequences. This chapter aims to discuss if it is&#xD;possible&#xD;to prevent unforeseen events. The major focus is on analysis and prevention&#xD;of unforeseen events with negative consequences, such as accidents, catastrophes&#xD;and acts of terror. Such events often take place in complex systems, and failures of&#xD;appropriate organisational interaction and communication among participants&#xD;with complementary competence in such systems may contribute to unforeseen&#xD;events. Risk-analysis methods and tools based on energy-barrier models, causal sequence&#xD;and process models, as well as information-processing models are presented&#xD;and their applicability to the prevention of unforeseen events is discussed. This also&#xD;includes the Bow-tie approach, as well as other approaches which take into consideration&#xD;organisational factors and social interaction (samhandling). The conclusion&#xD;is that unforeseen events can be prevented. However, in the aftermath of the implementation&#xD;of safety and security measures, it is not possible to know which events&#xD;they prevented, or to obtain knowledge about their efficiency. An additional strategy&#xD;for prevention of unforeseen events with negative consequences is proposed."&#xD;

1 Samhandling Under Risk (SUR) (Book chapter)

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ISBN: 9788202535025 Year: Pages: 20 DOI: 10.23865/noasp.36.ch1 Language: English
Publisher: Cappelen Damm Akademisk/NOASP (Nordic Open Access Scholarly Publishing)
Subject: Sociology --- Social Sciences
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"The main objective of this chapter is to clarify some key and overall theoretical&#xD;and conceptual frameworks underlying the research project “Samhandling&#xD;Under Risk” (SUR), as discussed in the various chapters of this anthology. The overall&#xD;research question is: What are the basic structures of the concept of samhandling under&#xD;risk and how can samhandling be created when the conditions are unpredictable?&#xD;This chapter explains in particular the terms “samhandling” (SAM), “the Unforeseen”&#xD;(UN), “Risk” and “SUR structures”. Furthermore, these concepts are explored more&#xD;deeply in relation to each other, which also frames the main approach of the anthology.&#xD;As a basis, a specific understanding of “The Nature of the Unforeseen”, an expanded&#xD;and customized Bow-tie Model, as well as a clarification of the boundaries&#xD;enclosing the research field are compared to traditional risk analysis and training in&#xD;what is already known and in dealing with probable threats. Although the individual&#xD;studies reported in this anthology also have their own specific angles regarding these&#xD;concepts and models, they have nevertheless been based on these. The core focus is&#xD;also on learning in the light of organizational learning and SUR. The boundaries, challenges&#xD;and the anthology’s focus on learning are also expressed in the more general&#xD;and overall question: How can we as a society prepare ourselves for the unforeseen,&#xD;the events and threats at the outer reaches of what we have trained for? A more indepth&#xD;explanation about the background of this research project is also given in the&#xD;preface of the anthology."&#xD;

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