In the 2011 John Bonython lecture (posted January 2012), Professor of Sociology at the University of Kent, Frank Furedi, examines leadership and points out the importance of organisations employing people to take informed risks (especially at around 36 minutes): http://www.abc.net.au/radionational/programs/bigideas/big-ideas-24th-january/3782838. One of Professor Furedi's areas of research is the sociology of risk.
Recently appointed CEO of The Getty James Cuno explains why original art and heritage objects should not stay in their country of origin, and that he employed Timothy Potts to the long vacant position of Director of the Getty Museum because of his "appetite for risk": http://chasingaphrodite.com/tag/kcrw/
The Getty is the world's wealthiest privately endowed art and heritage organisation and was embroiled in international legal proceedings in the 2000s regarding the acquisition of looted artworks. Cuno and Potts' shared attitude perhaps reflects the reality of trading in art and artefacts, but one can't help conclude that this is an official 'disclaimer' for things to come.
Both audios are worth a listen.