Journal of Operational Risk

Enterprise risk management and firm performance: evidence from Malaysian nonfinancial firms

Aidil Rizal Shahrin and Abdul Hakam Ibrahim

  • Focus is on nonfinancial firm listed on the Kuala Lumpur Stock Exchange
  • ERM positively affects firm performance
  • No evidence of ERM advancement on firms’ performance

Enterprise risk management (ERM) has become an important phenomenon to many firms. In this paper, we examine how ERM programs, particularly in risk assessment and corporate governance, impact firm performance. Our study focuses on 661 nonfinancial firms listed on the Kuala Lumpur Stock Exchange to fill the gaps in the current ERM literature. We posit that ERM positively affects firm performance. We found that the frequency of risk assessments, the appointment of a chief risk officer and the formation of a risk management committee have a significant impact on firm performance. However, this study could not statistically identify the effect of ERM advancement on firm performance.

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