Does corporate risk management lead to risk mitigation and firm performance? Evidence from Asian Emerging Markets

Asad Khan, Zia ur Rehman, Muhammad Ibrahim Khan, Imtiaz Badshah

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    Purpose: This study aims to verify the significance of Andersen (2008) corporate risk management framework in Asian emerging markets to control firm risk and improve firm performance. Design/methodology/approach: The cross-sectional analyses are performed on a sample of 4609 firms across nine Asian emerging countries using 2SLS estimation technique. Findings: The empirical findings show that the adoption of corporate risk management not only enhances firm performance by increasing the firm ability to capitalize on the market opportunity but also plays a significant role in reducing firm risk. Our findings assert that by institutionalizing risk management practices into an integrated corporate risk management framework, the firm can reap multiple benefits by maintaining better contractual agreements and strategic partnerships with key stakeholders. Originality: The study shifts the focus of corporate risk management away from Western countries toward AEM, which has been afflicted by high risks and uncertainties. The effectiveness of corporate risk management against firm risk is established by dividing firm risk into firm-specific risk and systematic risk. Furthermore, we also establish that corporate risk management not only leads to high returns but also reduces firm operational and production costs. Overall, the study provides a compelling argument to implement CRM for improving organizational performance and managing risks in a strategic and integrated manner. The findings are also relevant to risk management practitioners, as well as to academicians interested in the broader fields of corporate finance and strategy.
    Original languageEnglish
    JournalManagement Research Review
    Publication statusPublished (VoR) - 18 Jul 2023


    • Risk and Return
    • Firm-specific risk
    • Systematic risk
    • Stakeholder
    • Enterprise Risk Management
    • Firm cost.


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