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Decision for the Optimal Location -- Waiting Timing Relationship in A Real Options Model

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  • Chin-Tsai Lin

    () (Graduate Institute of Business and Management, Yuanpei University of Science and Technology)

  • Cheng-Ru Wu

    () (Graduate Institute of Business and Management, Yuanpei University of Science and Technology)

Abstract

The Cobb-Douglas production function with Abel's (1983) model is extended herein, and real options analysis for entry-exit decision making with Dixit's (1989) model under exchange rate uncertainty. A general form with the first order of degree homothetic production functions is also considered by the rule of decision-making in the proposed model. The firm is risk neutral and this study adopts the real options analysis for valuing the behavior of the transferable location. This investigation extends Lin and Wu (2002) from considering only threshold value to expected arrival time for exporter deciding to transfer the production location form domestic to foreign and Management's flexibility could be explained to Time's flexibility. Furthermore, a closed form solution of the di?erence of the expected arrival time for exporter deciding to transfer its location obtained by the real options analysis and NPV method, sensitivity analysis, and some characteristics of optimal production strategy are sought, providing for another way of thinking.

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  • Chin-Tsai Lin & Cheng-Ru Wu, 2004. "Decision for the Optimal Location -- Waiting Timing Relationship in A Real Options Model," Annals of Economics and Finance, Society for AEF, vol. 5(2), pages 271-282, November.
  • Handle: RePEc:cuf:journl:y:2004:v:5:i:2:p:271-282
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    Keywords

    Batch process; Uncertainty; Real options; Expected arrival time; Operations research; Financial mathematics;

    JEL classification:

    • G13 - Financial Economics - - General Financial Markets - - - Contingent Pricing; Futures Pricing
    • D81 - Microeconomics - - Information, Knowledge, and Uncertainty - - - Criteria for Decision-Making under Risk and Uncertainty

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