Calculating for managing: The emergence of the idea of risk management

Calcular para administrar: el surgimiento de la idea del manejo del riesgo

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Alejandro Morales Henao


Este texto argumenta que el surgimiento de la idea del manejo del riesgo puede rastrearse en el uso de las derivadas en el sector financiero a principios de los años 70. A través de una discusión crítica con la propuesta de Michael Power sobre la consolidación del manejo del riesgo como una práctica organizacional común en los años 90, el artículo afirma que el riesgo como asunto administrable se remonta al uso del modelo Black-Scholes-Merton para fijar los precios de las opciones en el Chicago Board Options Exchange (CBOE) desde 1973. La idea de cálculo, medición y manejo del riesgo se pueden situar hasta ese momento. Este es un ejercicio de teorización que busca identificar el papel de las ideas en las prácticas económicas, de tal manera que se permita una historización del conocimiento técnico.

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