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Valuation Of Industrial Giga-Investments: Theory And Practice


  • Collan, M.

    (University of Turku)


Industrial giga-investments are long term irreversible very large, hundred million-class, industrial real investments that have a long building time. These investments are important to the companies undertaking them and to the economy as a whole. Giga-investments can sometimes even steer their markets. Giga-investments are different from financial and small real investments in many respects, but are often analysed and valued by using the same methods; this is most often not realistic and does not offer best possible decision support. In this paper we discuss and present industrial giga-investments. We discuss their special characteristics that require attention, when their profitability and value are analyzed. An industrial giga-investment case is presented and a numerical illustration of how industrial giga-investments can be valued with the pay-off method is presented.

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  • Collan, M., 2011. "Valuation Of Industrial Giga-Investments: Theory And Practice," Fuzzy Economic Review, International Association for Fuzzy-set Management and Economy (SIGEF), vol. 0(1), pages 21-37, May.
  • Handle: RePEc:fzy:fuzeco:v:xvi:y:2011:i:1:p:21-37

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    Cited by:

    1. Savolainen, Jyrki, 2016. "Real options in metal mining project valuation: Review of literature," Resources Policy, Elsevier, vol. 50(C), pages 49-65.
    2. Luukka, Pasi & Collan, Mikael, 2015. "New fuzzy insurance pricing method for giga-investment project insurance," Insurance: Mathematics and Economics, Elsevier, vol. 65(C), pages 22-29.

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    industrial giga-investments; industrial real investments; pay-off method; real option valuation;

    JEL classification:

    • G31 - Financial Economics - - Corporate Finance and Governance - - - Capital Budgeting; Fixed Investment and Inventory Studies
    • D81 - Microeconomics - - Information, Knowledge, and Uncertainty - - - Criteria for Decision-Making under Risk and Uncertainty


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