An empirical analysis of the risk behaviour of postgraduate studenrs

Bhugaloo, Shahin (2008) An empirical analysis of the risk behaviour of postgraduate studenrs. [Dissertation (University of Nottingham only)] (Unpublished)

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The role of risk is a topic that has increasingly attracted the attention of both scholars and practitioners. This is so because risk taking is an integral part of business and life. This research

attempts to describe the risk behaviour of postgraduate students. This segment is chosen to be studied because they represent the consumers, future managers and entrepreneurs of the economy. The research is conducted through an experiment, which tests the participants risk

behaviour individually and in pairs. Data is collected via a questionnaire, with counterbalancing effects, and then input and analysed using SPSS 13.0. Risk attitudes of participants are observed

given their responses. The results demonstrate the risk preferences of participants, and the risk behaviour in groups as compared to risk taking individually. The degree of risk averseness and risk lovingness is also taken into account. Some cultural differences are observed.

Recommendations are mostly based around insurance techniques because of the loss framework adopted in the research instrument. However, risk attitudes are also used to recommend risk management and other strategies in firms.

Item Type: Dissertation (University of Nottingham only)
Keywords: Risk behaviour
Depositing User: EP, Services
Date Deposited: 02 Oct 2008
Last Modified: 10 Jan 2018 04:20

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