Chapter 1. What is a Risk Analysis?

  1. Terje Aven

Published Online: 17 APR 2008

DOI: 10.1002/9780470694435.ch1

Risk Analysis: Assessing Uncertainties beyond Expected Values and Probabilities

Risk Analysis: Assessing Uncertainties beyond Expected Values and Probabilities

How to Cite

Aven, T. (2008) What is a Risk Analysis?, in Risk Analysis: Assessing Uncertainties beyond Expected Values and Probabilities, John Wiley & Sons, Ltd, Chichester, UK. doi: 10.1002/9780470694435.ch1

Author Information

  1. University of Stavanger, Norway

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 17 APR 2008
  2. Published Print: 4 APR 2008

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9780470517369

Online ISBN: 9780470694435

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Keywords:

  • risk analysis and informative risk picture;
  • risk-influencing or performance-influencing factors;
  • risk analysis and initiating event identification;
  • initiating event - opportunity;
  • risk analysis and support decision-making;
  • risk management and uncertainty decision-making;
  • risk analysis process and risk management;
  • decision-making strategy and uncertainty dimensions

Summary

This chapter contains sections titled:

  • Why risk analysis?

  • Risk management

  • Examples: decision situations