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Individual Risk Attitudes in Postgraduate Risk Management Education

Paulo Vaz-Serra, Peter Edwards, Shang Gao, Valerie Francis, M Lamb (ed.)

THE 41ST AUSTRALIASIAN UNIVERSITIES BUILDING EDUCATION ASSOCIATION CONFERENCE | EasyChair | Published : 2017

Abstract

Risk management is important for contemporary construction organisations and is a vital constituent of project management education. Before learning about the processes of systematic risk management, construction and project management students need to better understand risk concepts and their own attitudes towards risk. Risk is a psycho- social construct experienced and perceived by individuals. In the Risk in Construction subject offered in the Master of Construction Management programme at the University of Melbourne, students were first invited to respond to a simple questionnaire that measured their own risk attitudes from a task, team and individual risk perspective. This self-knowledg..

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