Since 2013, risk governance has been a major research focus at the University of Siegen, a topic concerning the sustainable, strategic directing of risks that adds value to the corporate functions of risk management, internal auditing, compliance, and corporate governance. The past five annual conferences on risk governance have discussed and further developed the relevance of risk governance at the corporate level.
The 6th Annual Conference on Risk Governance at the University of Siegen is scheduled for October 4–5, 2018. Researchers and practitioners are again cordially invited to submit pro- posals for presentations at the conference.
The general theme of this year’s conference is “Risk Governance: From Theoretical Framing to Empirical Testing.” While the origins of risk governance can be found in the socio-political area (e.g., Renn, 2008; van Asselt and Renn, 2011), its economic application to corporations has recently received increased attention by research. However, such research is still in an early stage. In particular, while some important theoretical framing of risk governance has been done (e.g., Cohen, 2015; Stein and Wiedemann, 2016), empirical research on risk governance is scant so far (but see some exceptions such as Lundqvist, 2015). This is why this year’s Annual Conference on Risk Governance aims to shed more light on empirically examining risk governance.
In 2018, the conference will be associated with a special issue of the Management Research Review, which will also focus on “Risk Governance: From Theoretical Framing to Empirical Testing.” This special issue’s call for papers can be found at: http://www.emeraldgrouppublishing.com/products/journals/call_for_papers.....
Manuscripts not disclosing the identities of their authors can be submitted to the conference, to the special issue, or to both. Thus, participation at the conference is not required for sub- mission to the special issue. Details and electronic addresses for submissions may be found in the below timetable. More information on risk governance research at the University of Siegen is available at: http://www.riskgovernance.de. The first day of the conference will pre- sumably focus on topics with strong links to practice, while the second day of the conference will be more research-focused.