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Risk Management and Management Control Systems Integration in Banks: The Role of Regulation and Strategy
Uppsala University, Disciplinary Domain of Humanities and Social Sciences, Faculty of Social Sciences, Department of Business Studies.
Uppsala University, Disciplinary Domain of Humanities and Social Sciences, Faculty of Social Sciences, Department of Business Studies.
2017 (English)Conference paper, Oral presentation only (Refereed)
Abstract [en]

The rise and expansion of risk management in banks in the last two decades have had a profound impact. New processes, tools, and IT systems have been introduced aimed at enhancing internal control, information quality as well as reporting and disclosure practices. These regulatory derived developments would suggest that risk management’s relationship with management control systems as part of the ‘control package’ is strengthening. Despite the growing number of academic publications, we still know very little about the degree of risk management’s integration with management controls. This paper addresses this gap by examining how and why regulation and strategy influence the degree of risk management’s integration with management control over time and across three integrating dimensions first presented by Gond et al. (2012). Using empirical evidence from a case study of a large European bank, we show movements between control configurations as well as changes in the relationship between the three dimensions over time. In addition we offer the reader deep empirical descriptions of the challenges associated with integrating risk management as part of the wider control package in a banking context. Finally, we explain how our findings can be used in future research to further explore the integration of risk management and management control systems in light of continually evolving regulatory demands and strategic goals. 

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2017.
Keywords [en]
Integration, management control systems, package, regulation, risk management, strategy
National Category
Business Administration
Research subject
Business Studies
Identifiers
URN: urn:nbn:se:uu:diva-309674OAI: oai:DiVA.org:uu-309674DiVA, id: diva2:1052488
Conference
Nordic Accounting Conference (NORAC), 2016, 17-18 November, Copenhagen Business School, Denmark, The 10th Conference on New Directions in Management Accounting, 2016, 14-16 December, EIASM, Brussels, Belgium, European Network for Research in Organisational and Accounting Change (ENROAC), 2017, 29-30 June, University of Naples "Federico II", Italy.
Available from: 2016-12-06 Created: 2016-12-06 Last updated: 2018-06-19
In thesis
1. Regulation's Influence on Risk Management and Management Control Systems in Banks
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Regulation's Influence on Risk Management and Management Control Systems in Banks
2017 (English)Doctoral thesis, comprehensive summary (Other academic)
Abstract [en]

This dissertation explores regulation’s influence on risk management and management control systems (MCS) in banks. The dissertation comprises of an introductory chapter, two published book chapters, one of which is an extensive literature review, and two working papers, presented at several European conferences. The overall objective of this dissertation is to explore how banks are responding to banking regulation in light of the 2007-08 financial crisis and what the implications of those responses are, particularly in relation to risk management and MCS, and their interactions. The overall research question is therefore: what influence does regulation have on risk management and management control systems in banks over time? The intended ambition is to contribute to existing knowledge on the relationship between bank regulation, risk management, and MCS by providing several practical and theoretical contributions. The dissertation employs an adapted theoretical framework and uses institutional theory and contingency theory to expose tensions between, the demands for uniformity residing in banking regulation, and the demands for uniqueness residing inside banks themselves as they seek to maintain control over the design and use of their organizational controls. The empirical material used in the longitudinal case study is gathered from a large European bank. The main findings of the dissertation are as follows. In Paper I, the findings show that banking regulation’s influence on risk management and management control is mixed, which in turn can influence risk management’s integration with MCS. The paper also finds that very little knowledge exists about regulation’s influence on risk management and MCS. In Paper II, the findings show that while regulatory influence in IT control has increased over time, banks continue to exercise significant influence over regulatory demands. In Paper III, the findings show how regulation’s influence varies considerably over time and that increased regulatory pressure can lead to a higher degree of integration between risk management and MCS across the three dimensions of integration. In Paper IV, the findings show how regulation’s influence is shaping the mental processes of management and employees, and can vary significantly based on several identified factors.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Uppsala: Företagsekonomiska institutionen, 2017. p. 120
Series
Doctoral thesis / Företagsekonomiska institutionen, Uppsala universitet, ISSN 1103-8454 ; 189
Keywords
Banking regulation, Risk management, Management control systems, Integration
National Category
Economics and Business
Research subject
Business Studies
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:uu:diva-332037 (URN)978-91-506-2663-6 (ISBN)
Public defence
2017-12-12, Hörsal 2, Ekonomikum, Kyrkogårdsgatan 10, Uppsala, 13:15 (English)
Opponent
Supervisors
Available from: 2017-11-21 Created: 2017-10-23 Last updated: 2017-11-21

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