Skip to Content

Rabihah Md.Sum

Photo of Rabihah Md Sum
  • Title: Ms
  • Position: PhD Student -

Contact Details

Student information

  • Load: PhD Student Full Time
  • Principal supervisor: Professor Piet de Jong
  • Date of submission: 01/03/2014
  • Thesis title: Risk Management Decision Making: The Analytic Hierarchy Process
  • Abstract: This research explores the application of AHP as a decision making tool in risk management. The aim is to answer the question is AHP a useful tool for decision making in risk management.
  • Purpose: This research aims to explore the application of Analytic Hierarchy Process (AHP) as a decision making tool in risk management.
  • Originality: Previous studies on risk management mainly focus on the effect of risk management on firm value, how to implement risk management, factors that determine firms to implement risk management and measuring risk and capital requirement. The Multi Criteria Decision Making (MCDM) tool has assisted decision makers in making decision involving complex issues and AHP is one of the widely used MCDM methods. The use of AHP as a decision making tool in risk management is mainly concentrated in project risk management and supply chain risk management. Studies on the application of AHP to risk management of an enterprise has not yet been done. This research aims to fill this gap.
  • Key Literature/theoretical perspective: The key literatures are Saaty (1994) Fundamentals of Decision Making and Priority Theory With the Analytic Hierarchy Process, Saaty (1990) How to make a decision: The Analytic Hierarchy Process, Saaty (2008) Decision Making with the Analytic Hierarchy Process.
  • Design/methodology/approach: Questionnaires will be the major source of data . The questionnaires consist of questions on the pairwise comparison judgment of each of the criterion and alternatives in the decision model. The pairwise judgment will be analyzed using the AHP methodology to obtain the priority vector.
  • Practical and social implications: Structure a complex decision in risk management by using the analytic hierarchy process .
  • Keywords: risk management, decision making, analytic hierarchy process, multi-criteria decision making


  • Zainuddin, R., Board, J., and Md.Sum, R. (2008). Comparison of Transparency between American and European Corporate Bond Markets: The Disadvantage of Transparency.  
    Proceedings of Malaysian Finance Association (MFA) 10th Annual Conference 2008, Kuching Sarawak Malaysia. 5-6 June 2008.
  • Md.Sum, R. (2009). Equity Participation of Insurance Company in Malaysia.
    Proceedings of International Symposium on Finance and Accounting 2009 (ISFA2009), Kuala Lumpur Malaysia. 6-8 July 2009.
  • Md.Sum, R. (2009). Risk Management and Effect on Shareholders Wealth.  
    Proceedings of 11th International Business Research Conference, Sydney, Australia. 2-4 December 2009
  • Md.Sum, R. (2010) Financial Characteristics of Banks in Malaysia that use Derivatives.
    Proceedings of International Conference in Information and Financial Engineering, Bali, Indonesia.14-16 July 2010