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Valuing an Entrepreneurial Enterprise

David B. Audretsch and Albert N. Link

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780199730377
eISBN:
9780199932795
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199730377.001.0001
Subject:
Business and Management, Innovation

The number of new small closely held business start-ups, which may be referred to as entrepreneurial enterprises, is growing and they continue to be the primary source for employment growth in the ... More


No Free Lunches

John Kay

in The Business of Economics

Published in print:
1996
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780198292227
eISBN:
9780191596520
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0198292228.003.0009
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Microeconomics

Discussing the irrelevance of corporate finance to firm valuation, this chapter provides support for the assertion that the profitability of a business can only be the result of its underlying ... More


The Future of Public Employee Retirement Systems

Olivia S. Mitchell

in The Future of Public Employee Retirement Systems

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
February 2010
ISBN:
9780199573349
eISBN:
9780191721946
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199573349.003.0001
Subject:
Business and Management, Public Management, Pensions and Pension Management

Pension systems are a central component of the compensation package for workers in virtually every developed nation, and nowhere are they more important than for public sector employees. The growth ... More


Concluding Statement

David B. Audretsch and Albert N. Link

in Valuing an Entrepreneurial Enterprise

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780199730377
eISBN:
9780199932795
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199730377.003.0009
Subject:
Business and Management, Innovation

This chapter completes the book with a concluding statement about the need for valuation methods related to an entrepreneurial enterprise.


Conservation of Tropical Forests: Addressing Market Failure

López Ramón and Michael A. Toman

in Economic Development and Environmental Sustainability: New Policy Options

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
September 2006
ISBN:
9780199298006
eISBN:
9780191603877
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0199298009.003.0014
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Development, Growth, and Environmental

Tropical forest conservation and sustainable natural forest management both imply benefits and invoke considerable costs. The spatial and temporal mismatch of such benefits (which might not ... More


How to De-Bias Valuation Over the Cycle

Han Smit and Thras Moraitis

in Playing at Acquisitions: Behavioral Option Games

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780691140001
eISBN:
9781400852178
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691140001.003.0002
Subject:
Business and Management, Knowledge Management

It is puzzling to note that while companies seem to rush into acquisitions during global economic booms—even when they are aware of the dangers of overpaying—they appear to lose all interest in ... More


Playing at Acquisitions: Behavioral Option Games

Han Smit and Thras Moraitis

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780691140001
eISBN:
9781400852178
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691140001.001.0001
Subject:
Business and Management, Knowledge Management

It is widely accepted that a large proportion of acquisition strategies fail to deliver the expected value. Globalizing markets characterized by growing uncertainty, together with the advent of new ... More


Introduction: Ethics and Economics in Environmental Policy

Wilfred Beckerman and Joanna Pasek

in Justice, Posterity, and the Environment

Published in print:
2001
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780199245086
eISBN:
9780191598784
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0199245088.003.0001
Subject:
Political Science, Environmental Politics

During the last two or three decades, various developments in the environmental sphere have led to increasing concern with our obligations to posterity and to the non‐human part of the natural world. ... More


The Intrinsic Value of the Environment

Wilfred Beckerman and Joanna Pasek

in Justice, Posterity, and the Environment

Published in print:
2001
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780199245086
eISBN:
9780191598784
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0199245088.003.0008
Subject:
Political Science, Environmental Politics

Generations are not homogeneous entities and are composed of individuals and nations that have conflicting interests in the way in which resources are allocated among competing uses. This chapter ... More


Plural Values and Environmental Valuation

Wilfred Beckerman and Joanna Pasek

in Justice, Posterity, and the Environment

Published in print:
2001
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780199245086
eISBN:
9780191598784
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0199245088.003.0009
Subject:
Political Science, Environmental Politics

This chapter discusses critically the main criticisms of the use of cost‐benefit analysis in environmental policy, such as the incommensurability of environmental values with the values born by ... More


Toward a Methodology for Valuing an Entrepreneurial Enterprise

David B. Audretsch and Albert N. Link

in Valuing an Entrepreneurial Enterprise

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780199730377
eISBN:
9780199932795
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199730377.003.0007
Subject:
Business and Management, Innovation

This chapter sets the stage for Chapter 8, in which a more complete valuation of an entrepreneurial enterprise is presented. Step-by-step valuation templates are set out as the foundation for a ... More


Playing at Serial Acquisitions: The Case of Vodafone

Han Smit and Thras Moraitis

in Playing at Acquisitions: Behavioral Option Games

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780691140001
eISBN:
9781400852178
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691140001.003.0003
Subject:
Business and Management, Knowledge Management

In a period of only a few years in the early 2000s, Vodafone's then CEO Chris Gent grew the company from a small UK-based mobile operator into the world leader, with over 240 million customers. He ... More


Strategy as Options Games

Han Smit and Thras Moraitis

in Playing at Acquisitions: Behavioral Option Games

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780691140001
eISBN:
9781400852178
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691140001.003.0004
Subject:
Business and Management, Knowledge Management

This chapter develops a framework for assessing the value generated by both the option-like and competitive characteristics of an acquisition strategy. The conceptual approach is based on real ... More


Dual Real Options Valuation

Han Smit and Thras Moraitis

in Playing at Acquisitions: Behavioral Option Games

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780691140001
eISBN:
9781400852178
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691140001.003.0005
Subject:
Business and Management, Knowledge Management

This chapter discusses the application of the top-down and bottom-up duality of the real option frameworks to valuing serial acquisitions. It develops the market-based present value of growth options ... More


Infrastructure: The Social Value of Shared Resources

Brett M. Frischmann

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780199895656
eISBN:
9780199933280
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199895656.001.0001
Subject:
Law, Environmental and Energy Law

Infrastructure resources are the subject of many contentious public policy debates, including what to do about crumbling roads and bridges, whether and how to protect our natural environment, energy ... More


Estimating State and Local Government Pension and Retiree Health Care Liabilities

Stephen T. McElhaney

in The Future of Public Employee Retirement Systems

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
February 2010
ISBN:
9780199573349
eISBN:
9780191721946
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199573349.003.0002
Subject:
Business and Management, Public Management, Pensions and Pension Management

Liabilities for pension and retiree health-care benefits provided by US state and local governments are causing concerns for taxpayers and for those holding government bonds. Many question whether ... More


The Case for Marking Public Plan Liabilities to Market

Jeremy Gold and Gordon Latter

in The Future of Public Employee Retirement Systems

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
February 2010
ISBN:
9780199573349
eISBN:
9780191721946
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199573349.003.0003
Subject:
Business and Management, Public Management, Pensions and Pension Management

State and local US pension plans hold an estimated $3 trillion in assets, with market values regularly disclosed in plan financial statements. By contrast, public defined benefit pension liabilities ... More


Public Pensions and State and Local Budgets: Can Contribution Rate Cyclicality Be Better Managed?

Parry Young

in The Future of Public Employee Retirement Systems

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
February 2010
ISBN:
9780199573349
eISBN:
9780191721946
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199573349.003.0005
Subject:
Business and Management, Public Management, Pensions and Pension Management

Pension fund contribution rate volatility has challenged state and local government defined benefit plan sponsors over time. Methods to contain volatility have been used for years but recent ... More


Reforming the German Civil Servant Pension Plan

Raimond Maurer, Olivia S. Mitchell, and Ralph Rogalla

in The Future of Public Employee Retirement Systems

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
February 2010
ISBN:
9780199573349
eISBN:
9780191721946
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199573349.003.0009
Subject:
Business and Management, Public Management, Pensions and Pension Management

This chapter analyzes the risks and rewards of moving from an unfunded defined benefit pension system to a funded plan for civil servants in Germany, allowing for alternative portfolio mixes using a ... More


From Baby Farms to Baby M

Viviana A. Zelizer

in Economic Lives: How Culture Shapes the Economy

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780691139364
eISBN:
9781400836253
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691139364.003.0004
Subject:
Sociology, Economic Sociology

This chapter considers the impact of children's changing economic and sentimental value on turn-of-the-twentieth-century baby markets, including profound transformations in the sale and exchange ... More


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