Real Options

Real Options : A Practitioner's Guide

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In this book, the authors offer corporate decision-makers the ability to assess the profitability of their ventures and decide which avenue of expansion or investment to go down and, crucially, when to take that leap. The reader goes on a journey through real options, from the basics to more advanced topics such as options and game theory. It provides expert guidance on how to implement the theory to maximize investment opportunities by utilizing uncertainty as an asset and reducing downside more

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  • Hardback | 320 pages
  • 154.94 x 226.06 x 38.1mm | 748.42g
  • Cengage Learning, Inc
  • Texere Publishing
  • Florence, United States
  • diagrams
  • 1587990288
  • 9781587990281

About Tom Copeland

Tom Copeland is Chief Corporate Finance Officer at Monitor Company in Cambridge, MA and a professor at MIT's Sloan School of Management. Previously, he was a partner and head of the corporate finance practice at McKinsey & Co, a member of the finance faculty at UCLA's Anderson School of Management and an adjunct full professor of finance at NYU's Stern School of more

Table of contents

Part I 1. Getting started 2. The change process 3. Net present value 4. Comparing net present value, decision trees and real options Part II 5. Numerical methods for simple options 6. Compound and switching options 7. Going from one step per time period to many 8. A four-step process for valuing real options 9. Estimating volatility: Consolidated approach 10. Keeping uncertainties separate 11. Case examples 12. Final thoughts and unfinished businessshow more

Review quote Review The business world moves fast these days, too fast for some. Real Options: A Practitioner's Guide aims to give those making investment decisions for their companies the paths, or options, that will allow their firms to survive and thrive. Who, in 2000, would have envisaged the success story that was BT being forced to split in two just to survive?show more

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