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Fundamentals of Functional Business Valuation
[Grundzüge der funktionalen Unternehmensbewertung]


  • Matschke, Manfred Jürgen
  • Brösel, Gerrit


After a brief overview of different company valuation theories, this paper presents the main functions (decision, arbitration, and argument or negotiation function) of company valuation according to the functional (i.e., purpose-oriented) theory. The main body of the paper focuses on the decision function and shows how the decision value can be derived as a subjective limit value that different economic agents assign to the company. Finally, the differences between the functional and the market value oriented theory of company valuation are discussed.
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  • Matschke, Manfred Jürgen & Brösel, Gerrit, 2008. "Fundamentals of Functional Business Valuation
    [Grundzüge der funktionalen Unternehmensbewertung]
    ," Wirtschaftswissenschaftliche Diskussionspapiere 03/2008, University of Greifswald, Faculty of Law and Economics.
  • Handle: RePEc:zbw:grewdp:032008

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    1. Matschke, Xenia, 2008. "Funktionale Unternehmensbewertung im Lichte der Vertragstheorie," Wirtschaftswissenschaftliche Diskussionspapiere 04/2008, University of Greifswald, Faculty of Law and Economics.
    2. Polina K. Kirilova, 2015. "Assessing the Creditworthiness of Patchwork Portfolio Entrepreneurs in Emerging Markets: an Investment Theory-Based Approach," Economic Alternatives, University of National and World Economy, Sofia, Bulgaria, issue 1, pages 53-65, March.
    3. Heinz Klingelhöfer & Peter Kurz, 2011. "Financial valuation of investments in future power generation technologies: nuclear fusion and CCS in an emissions trading system," Central European Journal of Operations Research, Springer;Slovak Society for Operations Research;Hungarian Operational Research Society;Czech Society for Operations Research;Österr. Gesellschaft für Operations Research (ÖGOR);Slovenian Society Informatika - Section for Operational Research;Croatian Operational Research Society, vol. 19(4), pages 415-438, December.
    4. repec:aes:amfeco:v:46:y:2017:i:19:p:836 is not listed on IDEAS

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