Contingency in risk management: the case of pension funds in Sweden and Finland

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Contingency in risk management : the case of pension funds in Sweden and Finland. / Sorsa, Ville-Pekka; Roumpakis, Antonios.

Rethinking social risks in the Nordics. ed. / Ville-Pekka Sorsa. Brussels : Foundation for European Progressive Studies, 2012. p. 169-198.

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter (peer-reviewed)

Harvard

Sorsa, V-P & Roumpakis, A 2012, Contingency in risk management: the case of pension funds in Sweden and Finland. in V-P Sorsa (ed.), Rethinking social risks in the Nordics. Foundation for European Progressive Studies, Brussels, pp. 169-198. <http://www.feps-europe.eu/en/news/276_rethinking-social-risk-in-the-nordics>

APA

Sorsa, V-P., & Roumpakis, A. (2012). Contingency in risk management: the case of pension funds in Sweden and Finland. In V-P. Sorsa (Ed.), Rethinking social risks in the Nordics (pp. 169-198). Foundation for European Progressive Studies. http://www.feps-europe.eu/en/news/276_rethinking-social-risk-in-the-nordics

Vancouver

Sorsa V-P, Roumpakis A. Contingency in risk management: the case of pension funds in Sweden and Finland. In Sorsa V-P, editor, Rethinking social risks in the Nordics. Brussels: Foundation for European Progressive Studies. 2012. p. 169-198

Author

Sorsa, Ville-Pekka ; Roumpakis, Antonios. / Contingency in risk management : the case of pension funds in Sweden and Finland. Rethinking social risks in the Nordics. editor / Ville-Pekka Sorsa. Brussels : Foundation for European Progressive Studies, 2012. pp. 169-198

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