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Enterprise Risk Management At General Motors Case Study

Foreword xiii

1 Enterprise Risk Management Case Studies: An Introduction and Overview 1
John R.S. Fraser, Betty J. Simkins, and Kristina Narvaez

PART I Overview and Insights for Teaching ERM 17

2 An Innovative Method to Teaching Enterprise Risk Management: A Learner-Centered Teaching Approach 19
David R. Lange and Betty J. Simkins

PART II ERM Implementation at Leading Organizations 37

3 ERM at Mars, Incorporated: ERM for Strategy and Operations 39
Larry Warner

4 Value and Risk: Enterprise Risk Management at Statoil 59
Alf Alviniussen and H¢ªakan Jankensgård

5 ERM in Practice at the University of California Health System 75
Grace Crickette

6 Strategic Risk Management at the LEGO Group: Integrating Strategy and Risk Management 93
Mark L. Frigo and Hans Læssøe

7 Turning the Organizational Pyramid Upside Down: Ten Years of Evolution in Enterprise Risk Management at United Grain Growers 107
John Bugalla

8 Housing Association Case Study of ERM in a Changing Marketplace 119
John Hargreaves

9 Lessons from the Academy: ERM Implementation in the University Setting 143
Anne E. Lundquist

10 Developing Accountability in Risk Management: The British Columbia Lottery Corporation Case Study 179
Jacquetta C. M. Goy

11 Starting from Scratch: The Evolution of ERM at the Workers’ Compensation Fund 207
Dan M. Hair

12 Measuring Performance at Intuit: A Value-Added Component in ERM Programs 227
Janet Nasburg

13 TD Bank’s Approach to an Enterprise Risk Management Program 241
Paul Cunha and Kristina Narvaez

PART III Linking ERM to Strategy and Strategic Risk Management 251

14 A Strategic Approach to Enterprise Risk Management at Zurich Insurance Group 253
Linda Conrad and Kristina Narvaez

15 Embedding ERM into Strategic Planning at the City of Edmonton 281
Ken Baker

16 Leveraging ERM to Practice Strategic Risk Management 305
John Bugalla and James Kallman

PART IV Specialized Aspects of Risk Management 319

17 Developing a Strategic Risk Plan for the Hope City Police Service 321
Andrew Graham

18 BlueWood Chocolates 335
Stephen McPhie and Rick Nason

19 Kilgore Custom Milling 363
Rick Nason and Stephen McPhie

20 Implementing Risk Management within Middle Eastern Oil and Gas Companies 377
Alexander Larsen

21 The Role of Root Cause Analysis in Public Safety ERM Programs 397
Andrew Bent

22 JAA Inc.—A Case Study in Creating Value from Uncertainty: Best Practices in Managing Risk 427
Julian du Plessis, Arnold Schanfield, and Alpaslan Menevse

23 Control Complacency: Rogue Trading at Société Générale 461
Steve Lindo

24 The Role of VaR in Enterprise Risk Management: Calculating Value at Risk for Portfolios Held by the Vane Mallory Investment Bank 489
Allissa A. Lee and Betty J. Simkins

25 Uses of Efficient Frontier Analysis in Strategic Risk Management: A Technical Examination 501
Ward Ching and Loren Nickel

PART V Mini-Cases on ERM and Risk 523

26 Bim Consultants Inc. 525
John R.S. Fraser

27 Nerds Galore 529
Rob Quail

28 The Reluctant General Counsel 535
Norman D. Marks

29 Transforming Risk Management at Akawini Copper 539
Grant Purdy

30 Alleged Corruption at Chessfield: Corporate Governance and the Risk Oversight Role of the Board of Directors 547
Richard Leblanc

31 Operational Risk Management Case Study: Bon Boulangerie 555
Diana Del Bel Belluz

PART VI Other Case Studies 559

32 Constructive Dialogue and ERM: Lessons from the Financial Crisis 561
Thomas H. Stanton

33 Challenges and Obstacles of ERM Implementation in Poland 577
Zbigniew Krysiak and S .lawomir Pijanowski

34 Turning Crisis into Opportunity: Building an ERM Program at General Motors 607
Marc S. Robinson, Lisa M. Smith, and Brian D. Thelen

35 ERM at Malaysia’s Media Company Astro: Quickly Implementing ERM and Using It to Assess the Risk-Adjusted Performance of a Portfolio of Acquired Foreign Companies 623
Patrick Adam K. Abdullah and Ghislain Giroux Dufort

About the Editors 649

Index 651

Case Details:


Case Code:ERMT-027For delivery in electronic format: Rs. 300;
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Case Length:09 Pages
Pub Date:2003
Teaching Note:Not Available
Organization:General Motors
Countries :Global


General Motors (GM) is the world's largest manufacturer of cars and trucks.

The company is exposed to many risks: legal risk, currency risk, interest rate risk, commodity price risk and equity price risk. The case outlines these risks and the mechanisms GM employs to manage them.



Risk management, Enterprise risk, Enterprise risk management (ERM), General Motors, Market risks, Legal risks, Currency risk, Interest rate risk, Commodity price risk, Equity price risk, Derivative instruments, FAS-133, US GAAP (generally accepted accounting principles), Hedging

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