Measuring and Tracking Industry Risk

This White Paper provides a detailed discussion of how to implement IBISWorld Risk Scores, descriptions of internal accuracy, analysis of IBISWorld’s ongoing testing, tests of model validity, and a roadmap for external testing.


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The all-encompassing “environment” in which a company operates is industry. Successful firms interpret the factors that can be managed, hedge against the risks that can’t be controlled and exploit external trends that open new markets.

IBISWorld’s Risk Rating System is a trusted tool for measuring and tracking risk at the industry level. With that in mind, IBISWorld has provided a discussion of why industry risk matters, how it is measured, different tools for applying it, and how to make sure it is working correctly.