Corporate Risk Management Practices: Global Survey of BRICS-Country Firms
Project Description

*** Remote work possible. ***
In partnership with GARP (Global Association of Risk Professionals), in Summer 2019, we conducted the survey stage of the first large-scale comparative analysis of corporate risk-management practices of firms domiciled or operating in the BRICS countries (Brazil, Russia, India, China, and South Africa). The survey group was expanded to global, with 1,425 companies from 94 countries participating.

We are now in the data-analysis stage and UROP assistance is still needed.

Supervisor
MACKAY Peter
Co-Supervisor
MACKAY Peter
Quota
2
Course type
UROP1100
UROP2100
UROP3100
UROP4100
Applicant's Roles

*** Remote work possible. ***
Under professor MacKay's supervision and guidance, download data from "Datastream" to compute stock-market returns for the roughly 800 publicly-listed companies who responded to the survey. Work can be done remotely (via online access and training via Zoom) or on site.

Successful candidates in this stage may be invited to continue in the succeeding stages.

Applicant's Learning Objectives

*** Remote work possible. ***
At the end of the project, the candidate will be able to:
1) Assist in executing a complex international research project,
2) Identify the issues posed by such a large-scale project, and how to solve them,
3) Operate within a team with an eye to efficiency and effectiveness,
4) Gain intimate knowledge of how to use one of the main research datasets ("Datastream"),
5) Take ownership (responsibility) for a project and see it to completion.

Complexity of the project
Moderate