The recent financial crisis has made it paramount for the financial services industry to find new perspectives to look at their industry and, most importantly, to gain a better understanding of how the global financial system can be made less vulnerable and more resilient.
Governance and Control of Financial Systems: A Resilience Engineering Perspective illustrates how the safety science of Resilience Engineering can help to gain a better understanding of what the financial services system is and how to improve governance and control of financial services systems by leveraging some of its key concepts.
Resilience is the intrinsic ability of a system to adjust its functioning prior to, during, or following changes and disturbances, so that it can sustain required operations under both expected and unexpected conditions. This definition is focused on the ability to function, rather than just to be impervious to failure, and thereby bridges the traditional conflict between productivity and safety.
Governance and Control of Financial Systems: A Resilience Engineering Perspective is edited by Gunilla Sundström, Deutsche Bank, Germany and Erik Hollnagel, Institute of Public Health, University of Southern Denmark.