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International Journal of Risk and Contingency Management (IJRCM)

Published Quarterly. Est. 2012.
ISSN: 2160-9624|EISSN: 2160-9632|DOI: 10.4018/IJRCM|
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Strang, Kenneth David. "International Journal of Risk and Contingency Management (IJRCM)." (2012). Web. 27 Apr. 2015. doi:10.4018/IJRCM


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The International Journal of Risk and Contingency Management (IJRCM) publishes interdisciplinary research papers, reviews, and case studies that examine risk, uncertainty, and contingency. The journal encourages risk and contingency research from disciplines like healthcare, manufacturing, natural resources, agriculture, government, education, military, transportation, finance, and technology. The journal’s cross-disciplinary coverage and applied focus moves risk and contingency management away from pure financial coverage. Academicians and researchers benefit by gaining insights from the research in this journal concerning how risk is measured and mitigated against across different disciplines, industries, and sectors.


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The mission of the International Journal of Risk and Contingency Management (IJRCM) is to discover what risk and uncertainty mean to different disciplines and industries. Risks are known in the sense they can be measured but it is the underlying uncertainty that remains elusive. Risk is present across industries and sectors (private, public, and non-profit). As a result, organizations and government around the world are currently experiencing higher levels of risk. At the other end of the spectrum from risk, contingency is the buffer against expected risk and uncertainty.  The journal provides an interdisciplinary approach to risk and contingency management, encouraging researchers and practitioners to provide best practices and a look into the future of this field.

Reviews and Testimonials

The International Journal of Risk and Contingency Management is a peer-reviewed journal  where the editor and board are willing to hear the voices of researchers from all cultures and theoretical perspectives (not just the mainstream textbook variety). This is a journal with really interesting research. When I looked at an issue to access one article, I found myself reading other ones, and more, because they were interesting and authentic, with a variety of methods and theories yet still not far removed from the core concepts of risk management.

– Serafina Alamieyeseigha, SA Consulting

Hats off to IJRCM, IGI Global, Dr. Strang, and his editorial board team for helpful arrangements and editing on the journal. He can look at an abstract idea and tell me what to write about my research - and it worked.

– Gerry Wymar, Hammersmith Planning

Researchers and practitioners alike have in this journal an excellent compendium of some of the most current thinking in risk management. The IJRCM offers a unique blend of theory and its relationship to real-world problems in risk management. The journal appeals to my interest in the risk-reward tradeoff, and offers others an excellent discussion of how financial and engineering risk can be incorporated into corporate decision making.

– Colin Read, PhD, MBA, J.D., MS, MTax, Chair of the Department of Finance and Economics at the State University of New York College at Plattsburgh

Our experience with Dr. Ken Strang (Editor-in-Chief), as well as the InternationalJournal Risk and Contingency Management team, was  excellent. He was very supportive in helping us improve our research paper, and he replied very promptly with the blind reviews and guided us through to the publication process. We would like to recommend IJRCM for authors who are searching for a quality peer-reviewed journal where the editorial board and publisher respects all scholars.

– Benish Javed, National University of Modern Languages and Sciences

Risk management is often discussed in IJRCM using applied studies, which is in contrast to the abstract-mathematical approach used at many other journals covering these topics. IJRCM gives industry practitioners practical knowledge they can understand, relate to experience, and use in their practices. This is what brought me in here.

– Durango Vasthu, FEC-IBM

IJRCM contributes extensively to management practice by publishing articles that apply both qualitative and quantitative dimensions of risk management theory. The backbone of IJRCM is its eminent editorial board, and Editor-in-Chief, Dr. Kenneth Strang whose passion for research and understanding of cross-cultural perspectives is certainly an asset to any publisher. Continued patronage from researchers around the world is sure to make this journal strong.

– Daly Paulose, School of Communication and Management Studies, SCMS EIG, India

It was a great honor to have our research article "A Critical Review of IT Innovations" (2013) published in IJRCM 2(3) in order to share this with the community of practice. Editor-in-Chief Dr. Ken D. Strang provided many important constructive comments, salient questions and relevant literature review suggestions. This particular information technology (IT) related manuscript critically reviewed the IT uncertainty faced by executive decision makers in business, most notably the key issues surrounding achieving competitiveness though leveraging IT as well as addressing security risks. This was a rewarding experience so we'll continue contribute our future research to this publisher as much as we can.

– Ruben Xing, Montclair State University

I have enjoyed researching for many years in my academic career. There have been many successes as evidenced by my numerous journal publications. However, the process experienced stemming from my initial submission to the “International Journal of Risk and Contingency Management” exemplifies their practice of Total Quality Management principles. They provided several comments of constructive criticism from the reviewers. These helped to make my research effort and presentation of a higher quality then my initial submission. The comments were truly constructive. In particular I would like to single out Dr. Ken Strang for his numerous correspondences regarding my need for clarification or assistance requested from reviewers. It was a pleasure to refine my work under the guidance of the staff and to witness employing TQM principles.

– Dennis Bialaszewski, Indiana State University


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Topics Covered

  • Application of risk and contingency management across disciplines and industries (project management, portfolio selection, decision making, operations research, math, engineering, scientific studies, etc.)
  • Comparative risks and/or contingency across disciplines and workplace functions
  • Comparative studies of risk or contingency management across organizations
  • Contingency planning, risk mitigation, risk transfer
  • Crisis and incident management (analysis, solutions, compliance, etc.)
  • Global economic recession
  • Information technology risk
  • Insurance and health risk
  • Multidisciplinary and/or interdisciplinary approaches to risk/contingency management (integrating organizational behavior, leadership, governance, etc.)
  • Novel/unique applications of risk frameworks and models
  • Risk and uncertainty in research (including meta-studies)
  • Risk assessment and management
  • Risk in management science
  • Risk in psychology, sociology and the other social sciences
  • Risk in public vs. nonprofit vs. government sectors
  • Risk versus uncertainty
  • Risks and contingency management in traditional economics and finance
  • Risk-sensitive industries
  • Security and terrorism risk
  • Significant global events/impacts (including global warming, flooding, tsunamis, earth quakes, and terrorism)

Editor(s)-in-Chief Biography

Kenneth David Strang has a Doctorate in Project Management (business research), an MBA (honors), a BS (honors), as well as a Business Technology diploma (honors). He is a certified Project Management Professional® from Project Management Institute, and is a Fellow of the Life Management Institute (distinction, specialized in actuary statistics and pension systems), from the Life Office Management Association. His research interests include: leadership, multicultural e-learning, marketing new product development, knowledge management, and risk/e-business project management. He teaches subjects in business, in class as well as online, plus he supervises doctorate students. He has authored numerous manuscripts and books since 1981. Finally he is an Editor and Associate Editor at several journals.

Editorial Board

International Advisory Board
Serafina Alamieyeseigha, SA Consulting LLC, South Africa
Horng-Ching Kuo, National Chegchi University, Taiwan
Mary E. Lewis-Strang, AASET, Canada
Ralf Müller, BI Norwegian Business School, Norway
Zhaohao Sun, University of Ballarat, Australia

Associate Editors
Yolande Goodwin, APPC Research, Australia
Dongil Jung, Consultant, USA
Roy Nersesian, Monmouth University, USA
Nirosha Udumalagala, Central Queensland University, Australia

International Editorial Review Board
Chivonne Algeo, U. of Technology, Sydney, Australia
Vittal Anantatmula, Western Carolina U., USA
Katrina Bedell Avers, Federal Aviation Administration, USA
Tridib Bandyopadhyay, Kennesaw State U., USA
S. Gülfem Bayram, U. of St. Thomas, Houston, USA
Calvin Burns, U. of Strathclyde, UK
Mark Ciampa, Western Kentucky U., USA
Alex Deshkovski, North Carolina Central U., USA
Susela Devi, U. of Malaysia, Malaysia
Jonathan Ford, Consultant, USA
Simon S. Gao, Edinburgh Napier U., UK
Diane Gavin, U. of Phoenix, USA
Kong-Hee Kim, St. Cloud State U., USA
Dimitrios N. Koufopoulos, Brunel Business School, UK
Niraj Kumar, The U. of Sheffield, UK
Liz Lee-Kelley, Cranfield School of Management, UK
Mustafa Ozer, Anadolu U., Turkey
Hatice Ozer-Balli, Massey U., New Zealand
Anthony R. Pratkanis, U. of California, Santa Cruz, USA
Daly Paulose, SCMS School of Business, India
Raghavan Ramanan, Illinois Institute of Technology, USA
Narasimha Rao, U. of New York Tirana, USA
Yuri Raydugin, Risk Services Inc., Russia
Colin Read, State U. of New York, USA
Lei Shi, North Carolina Central U., USA
Drew Sugaretty, World Health Organization, Macedonia
Arun Sukumar, Consultant, UK
Robert (Bob) Symonds, U. of Phoenix, USA
Jan Terje Karlsen, BI Norwegian Business School, Norway
Evangelos Tsoukatos, EuroMed Research Business Institute (EMBRI), Greece
Marlene E. Turner, San Jose State U., USA
Joe Ueng, U. of St. Thomas, Houston, USA
Fotini Voulgaris, Technological Educational Institute, Crete, Greece
William Woods, James Madison U., USA
George Woodward, U. of Colorado at Colorado Springs, USA
Gerry Wymar, Hammersmith Consulting, UK
Ayse Kucuk Yilmaz, Anadolu U., Turkey
Hadis Zeydabadi, Science and Research U., Economic and Management Branch, Iran
Michael F. Ziolkowski, The College at Brockport -SUNY, USA
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