Peter C. G. Davids, Milan Fekete
Comenius University in Bratislava, Faculty of Management, Department of Strategy and Entrepreneurship, Odbojarov 10, Bratislava 820 05, Slovakia


3rd International Scientific Conference – EMAN 2019 – Economics and Management: How to Cope With Disrupted Times, Ljubljana – Slovenia, March 28, 2019, CONFERENCE PROCEEDINGS published by: Association of Economists and Managers of the Balkans, Belgrade, Serbia; Faculty of Management Koper, Slovenia; Doba Business School – Maribor, Slovenia; Integrated Business Faculty –  Skopje, Macedonia; Faculty of Management – Zajecar, Serbia, ISBN 978-86-80194-17-2, ISSN 2683-4510


Risk management is not always an intentionally controlled process. There are basic structures considering some of the obvious risks but those structures are often lacking proper documentation and implementation. As the scope for risk management has widened more and more during the last 10 years, it is absolutely essential that SME’s, the same as distinguished private companies, large private companies and public companies, run a modern structured and fully implemented risk management system. According to § 91 II of the German Stock Corporation Act, it is a part of the care obligations of the members of the Management Board (analogous to Limited Companies’ managing directors, see § 43 I and II of the German Limited Companies Act) to establish an appropriate risk management system and an internal monitoring system. An additional actual demand for risk management is stipulated in the new ISO 9001:2015 quality management standards. On the example of a company, which is a SME involved in the chemical industry, the requirement for risk management, which is codified in the described regulations, has so far been taken into account only to a limited extent. The goal of the paper is therefore to build options for implementing a risk management as an integral part of monitoring and control system on the existing structures within the corporate planning. It must also be ensured that the identification and proof of all of the measures in this respect should be carried out in a manner that is comprehensible for the auditors, because „… the auditor must support the Supervisory Board by examining the risk-early warning system as a part of the audit of the annual financial statements and, in the context of the management report, the disclosure of risks to the future development of the company and reporting on the outcome of the audit” (Wirtschaftsprüferhandbuch, 2000). Within the framework of the presented paper, basic structures will be created in order to subsequently enable a gradual refinement of risk management as the result of an exploratory process.


management, risk management, quality management, medium-sized enterprise, chemical industry.


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