Change search
CiteExportLink to record
Permanent link

Direct link
Cite
Citation style
  • apa
  • ieee
  • modern-language-association-8th-edition
  • vancouver
  • Other style
More styles
Language
  • de-DE
  • en-GB
  • en-US
  • fi-FI
  • nn-NO
  • nn-NB
  • sv-SE
  • Other locale
More languages
Output format
  • html
  • text
  • asciidoc
  • rtf
The Risk Matrix as a tool for risk analysis: How to apply existing theories in practice in order to overcome its limitations
University of Gävle, Faculty of Engineering and Sustainable Development, Department of Industrial Development, IT and Land Management.
2016 (English)Independent thesis Advanced level (degree of Master (One Year)), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
Abstract [en]

Risk assessments which are part of the risk management process implies a systematic identification of risks and judgments of risk levels and are often used to create a foundation for decisions how to handle risks. Risk matrices are widely used as a tool within risk assessments. A number of articles have lately pointed out some weaknesses with the risk matrix, but also how it could be improved and how the weaknesses could be avoided. This paper describes how accepted theories have been applied in practical action in order to overcome the limitations of the risk matrix and improve the way of working with risk analyses within the studied organization. Despite the limitations the study finds the risk matrix to be a useful tool, but it should not be used in isolation and complementary techniques and tools are required.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2016. , 29 p.
National Category
Other Engineering and Technologies not elsewhere specified
Identifiers
URN: urn:nbn:se:hig:diva-22025OAI: oai:DiVA.org:hig-22025DiVA: diva2:944825
Subject / course
Decision, risk and policy analysis
Educational program
Decision, risk och policy analysis - master’s programme (one year)
Supervisors
Examiners
Available from: 2016-06-30 Created: 2016-06-30 Last updated: 2016-06-30Bibliographically approved

Open Access in DiVA

fulltext(372 kB)228 downloads
File information
File name FULLTEXT01.pdfFile size 372 kBChecksum SHA-512
10487429d455cffb729f896d4285dbf4936207d22c890b46e3c1ffdced6aec2fdeb72d0d00f36a617f8399db64b346873b6b342564759269ddf3987b242e52c4
Type fulltextMimetype application/pdf

By organisation
Department of Industrial Development, IT and Land Management
Other Engineering and Technologies not elsewhere specified

Search outside of DiVA

GoogleGoogle Scholar
Total: 228 downloads
The number of downloads is the sum of all downloads of full texts. It may include eg previous versions that are now no longer available

urn-nbn

Altmetric score

urn-nbn
Total: 568 hits
CiteExportLink to record
Permanent link

Direct link
Cite
Citation style
  • apa
  • ieee
  • modern-language-association-8th-edition
  • vancouver
  • Other style
More styles
Language
  • de-DE
  • en-GB
  • en-US
  • fi-FI
  • nn-NO
  • nn-NB
  • sv-SE
  • Other locale
More languages
Output format
  • html
  • text
  • asciidoc
  • rtf