A Short Guide to Political Risk, Paperback


In a competitive and increasingly internationalised business world, many companies rely on the high risk/reward ratio of operating in unstable areas.

Those companies willing to engage in emerging or developing countries can often be exposed to a politically volatile environment over which they have little control.

Political risk, therefore, is one of the most hazardous challenges that an international business can face. In A Short Guide to Political Risk you will find a business-centric introduction to political risk that will familiarise international managers with the concept and accelerate the learning curve towards proficient and coherent political risk management. Robert McKellar explores: the key political risks that companies have faced in the recent past, and current trends in the evolution of the political risk landscape; the concept of political risk and its constituent elements; models and approaches for assessing political risk; the principal options for managing political risk, and suggestions for organisational structures to ensure a coherent and consistent approach; as well as wider issues that a company needs to consider in developing its own attitude and philosophy on political risk. A Short Guide to Political Risk is an essential introductory guide for risk managers and for all senior managers concerned with their organisation's global performance and reputation.


  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 198 pages, Includes 12 b&w illustrations
  • Publisher: Taylor & Francis Ltd
  • Publication Date:
  • Category: Political economy
  • ISBN: 9780566091605



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