CALL FOR PAPERS
8th Annual Conference on Risk Governance
with the general theme
Risk Governance and Risk Management in Change
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 seven annual conferences on risk governance have discussed and further developed the relevance of risk governance at the corporate level.
The 8th Annual Conference on Risk Governance at the University of Siegen is scheduled for October 29–30, 2020. Researchers and practitioners are again cordially invited to submit proposals for presentations at the conference.
Not least following the financial crisis of 2008, many organizations worldwide have re-thought their approaches to risk governance and risk management (e.g., Bailey, 2019; Giovannoni et al., 2016; Stein and Wiedemann, 2016; Stein et al., 2019). These change processes have also been triggered by regulatory change, much of which was focused on the financial industry (e.g., Gatzert and Kolb, 2013). Also, standard setters such as COSO have published new edi-tions of their frameworks (e.g., COSO, 2017), which are likely to trigger further change in risk management and governance. Some literature has already picked up these developments and investigated how they affect and interact with organizational change (e.g., Giovannoni et al., 2016; Jabbour and Abdel-Kader, 2015; Subramaniam et al., 2011). However, we still know relatively little on the effects of these more general institutional changes on individual organizations, how these changes interact with factors at the organizational level and how organiza-tions or individuals further develop their way of governing and managing risk. This is why with this year’s conference we aim to shed more light on risk governance and risk management in change.
We are open to all types of papers in terms of their underlying research methods. Given the so-far limited evidence on risk management and risk governance in change, we particularly welcome empirical papers (based on quantitative, qualitative, or mixed methods). Suitable top-ics include, but are not limited to the following:
• Responses by organizations, individual actors or groups of such actors to regulatory change regarding risk governance and risk management
• Drivers of change in risk governance and management
• Effects of change in risk governance and management
• Barriers to intended changes of risk governance and management systems
• Drivers and effects of changes in risk governance and management institutions
• Underlying dynamics leading to regulatory change on risk governance and management
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. For participation at the conference extended abstracts (1-2 pages) can be submitted as well. 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 presumably focus on academically-oriented topics, while the second day of the conference will focus on topics with strong links to practice.
September 15, 2020 Confirmation of acceptance or rejection for the conference shared with authors
October 29–30, 2020 8th Annual Conference on Risk Governance
Early 2022 Intended publication of the special issue in the Journal of Account-ing & Organizational Change
Guest editor for the special issue in the Journal of Accounting & Organizational Change