European Risk Research Network (ERRN)

The ERRN was established in 2006 with the aim of stimulating cross disciplinary research in the area of risk management and providing an exceptional training ground for the next generation of academic researchers, regulators and practitioners.

The network includes academics and industry experts from the disciplines of accounting, auditing, accounting control, financial economics and mathematical finance, and the research is both quantitative and qualitative in style.

The EU's Marie Curie Actions programme provided the network with the funding to run the first four linked conferences on risk management systems, governance and internal control.   Since 2010 the network has been self sustaining aided by sponsorship from major professional bodies and accounting firms.  The Chartered Institute of Management Accountants (CIMA), a member of IFAC and a leading global professional accounting body, is an associate partner to the network.

The primary aim of the conference series is to educate and train new researchers in the area of risk management and internal control. A doctoral colloquium and the opportunity to present full conference papers form core elements of this training.


6th European Risk Conference, Naples 4th/5th September 2014, call for papers.

For further details regarding the conference, please click on the link on the left.

ESRC Seminar Series

 ERRN member Cormac Bryce from Nottingham University has been successful in raising funding for an ESRC Seminar Series on “People Risk.” Details of the series, which takes a multi-disciplinary perspective on the problem, can be found here.

Call for papers

Special issue of The British Accounting Review: Accounting and risk.

Authors are strongly encouraged to draw on different theories of risk such as those developed by Ulrich Beck, Mary
Douglas, Niklas Luhmann, Paul Slovic, and Baruch Fischhoff.
This special issue is associated with the 6th European Risk Conference that is being held in Naples on the 4th and 5th
September 2014. Further conference details can be found by clicking on the left.
Please note that this is an open call for papers and is not restricted to attendees at this conference.

Important dates
Submission deadline: 31st December 2014.
Date of publication of special issue 2016.

For further details regarding the call, please click here.

Recent Risk Publications

August 2013

An interesting piece on the problems of big data  and the risk of system meltdown, in the light of recent  problems at Amazon and NASDAQ


Special issue of Management Accounting Research on the subject of risk management and control, Volume 24, Issue 2, Pages 81-194 (June 2013)

Further details of papers in this issue can be found at:




One of the aims of this website is to disseminate research ideas and findings across the ERRN network. We would like to do this by regularly posting links to a relevant working paper by one or more members. The current paper is on linking risk management to strategic controls. Download pdf file

If you have a paper that you would like to have publicised in this way please e mail a pdf or Word copy to m.woods@aston.ac.uk

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