International Journal of Risk and Contingency Management (IJRCM)

International Journal of Risk and Contingency Management (IJRCM)

Editor-in-Chief: Kenneth David Strang (State University of New York, USA and APPC Research, Australia)
Published Quarterly. Est. 2012.
ISSN: 2160-9624|EISSN: 2160-9632|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.

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)


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.

Table of Contents and List of Contributors

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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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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, South Africa
Maximiliano Korstanje, University of Palermo, Argentina
Mary Lewis-Strang, AASET, Australia
SATISH SHARMA, Northumbria University, United Kingdom
Zhaohao Sun, PNG University of Technology, Papua New Guinea
Associate Editors
Yolande Goodwin, APPC Research, Australia
Dongil Jung, Retired Social-Psychologist, United States
Narasimha Vajjhala, University of New York Tirana, Albania
Editorial Review Board
Chivonne Algeo, University of Technology Sydney, Australia
Vittal Anantatmula, Western Carolina University, United States
S. Gülfem Bayram, University of St. Thomas, United States
Calvin Burns, University of Strathclyde, United Kingdom
Mark Ciampa, Western Kentucky University, United States
Abdelkader Derbali, Human Sciences of Sousse University, France
Susela Devi, University of Malaysia, Malaysia
Jonathan Ford, Financial Consultant, Australia
Simon Gao, Napier University Edinburgh, United Kingdom
Angel Juan, Open University of Catalonia, Spain
John Lindström, Luleå University of Technology, Sweden
Roy Nersesian, Monmouth University, United States
Mustafa Özer, Anadolu University, Turkey
Anthony Pratkanis, University of California, Santa Cruz, United States
Raghavan Ramanan, Desert Research Institute, United States
Yuri Raydugin, Risk Services Inc., Canada
Colin Read, State University of New York, United States
Lei Shi, North Carolina Central University, United States
Drew Sugaretty, United Nations World Health Organization, Macedonia, The Former Yugoslav Republic Of
Arun Sukumar, Glasgow Caledonain University, United Kingdom
Robert Symonds, Dell Computers, Inc., United States
Marlene Turner, San Jose State University, United States
Niro Udumalagala, Central Queensland University, Australia
William Wood, James Madison University, United States
George Woodward, University of Colorado at Colorado Springs, United States
Gerry Wymar, Hammersmith Planning, United Kingdom
Ayes Yilmaz, Anadolu University, Turkey
Michael Ziolkowski, SUNY College at Brockport, United States