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Evaluating strategic investments: Real options´ role in new manufacturing technology projects


  • Patricia Pereira da Silva

    (Faculdade de Economia de Coimbra)


The decision to invest, particularly in new manufacturing tecnologies, is often hampered by using conventional methods of capital investment analysis. Limitations of current approaches are discussed and new frameworks that are being presented in the literature with regard to strategic concern are analysed. It is discussed how real options, a relatively recent technique from this the finance area, may provide the ability to measure some of the benefits that are presently treated.

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  • Patricia Pereira da Silva, 1999. "Evaluating strategic investments: Real options´ role in new manufacturing technology projects," Portuguese Journal of Management Studies, ISEG, Universidade de Lisboa, vol. 0(3), pages 197-204.
  • Handle: RePEc:pjm:journl:v:iv:y:1999:i:3:p:197-204

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