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Strategic Investment Decisions: Creating New Growth Pathways

Jordi Canals

in Managing Corporate Growth

Published in print:
1999
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198296676
eISBN:
9780191685262
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198296676.003.0008
Subject:
Business and Management, Finance, Accounting, and Banking, Strategy

This chapter introduces the final building block in the story of corporate growth: the strategic investment decisions — that is, decisions that determine the company's future evolution and its ... More


Conclusion: Form and Function in the Twenty-First Century

Gordon L. Clark, Adam D. Dixon, and Ashby H. B. Monk

in Sovereign Wealth Funds: Legitimacy, Governance, and Global Power

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780691142296
eISBN:
9781400846511
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691142296.003.0009
Subject:
Economics and Finance, International

This chapter looks to the future and rehearses the argument about form and function, recognizing that today's ideal form of the sovereign wealth fund (SWF) is based on two sets of rules: those ... More


Value-Based Management and Performance Measures: Cash Flow versus Accrual Accounting

Dieter Pfaff

in The Economics and Politics of Accounting: International Perspectives on Trends, Policy, and Practice

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
January 2005
ISBN:
9780199260621
eISBN:
9780191601668
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0199260621.003.0004
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Financial Economics

The objective is to reflect on the merits of accrual accounting in light of its various imperfections, and to provide some explanation for why we still have only a limited understanding of accruals. ... More


Rational Expectations and the Reconstruction of Macroeconomics

Thomas J. Sargent

in Rational Expectations and Inflation

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780691158709
eISBN:
9781400847648
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691158709.003.0001
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Economic History

This chapter discusses the rational expectations reconstruction of macroeconomics. In particular, it examines how the hypothesis of rational expectations has been used to develop econometric models ... More


Management Style and Strategy

Donald Clarke

in 3i Fifty Years Investing in Industry

Published in print:
1995
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198289449
eISBN:
9780191684708
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198289449.003.0012
Subject:
Business and Management, Business History

Cases Committee lay at the heart of ICFC, and was arguably the key factor in its success at taking on the unpromising task laid down by its founders of providing support for the small business sector ... More


Models of Investment

GREGORY C. CHOW

in Dynamic Economics: Optimization by the Lagrange Method

Published in print:
1997
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780195101928
eISBN:
9780199855032
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195101928.003.0008
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Financial Economics

In models that represent the investment decision made by a firm, the decision is to be perceived as an option to invest. As such, the option cannot be reversed once it has been employed. By the ... More


Liquidity, Price Discovery, and Corporate Policies

Thierry Foucault, Marco Pagano, and Ailsa Röell

in Market Liquidity: Theory, Evidence, and Policy

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
September 2013
ISBN:
9780199936243
eISBN:
9780199333059
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199936243.003.0011
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Financial Economics

This chapter focuses on how liquidity affects real investment decisions and corporate policies. Section 10.2 examines the mechanisms through which liquidity affects firms' investment decisions. ... More


The Evolution of Workplace Advice

Christopher L. Jones and Jason S. Scott

in The Market for Retirement Financial Advice

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
January 2014
ISBN:
9780199683772
eISBN:
9780191763359
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199683772.003.0006
Subject:
Business and Management, Pensions and Pension Management

Defined contribution (DC) pension plans have helped many individuals accumulate assets for retirement. However, DC plans do not typically offer retirement income options. We first consider the ... More


Balancing of Economic Law and Human Rights by the European Court of Justice

Bruno De Witte

in Human Rights in International Investment Law and Arbitration

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
February 2010
ISBN:
9780199578184
eISBN:
9780191722561
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199578184.003.0009
Subject:
Law, Human Rights and Immigration, Public International Law

This chapter explains the approach of the ECJ to the use of human rights principles in the application and interpretation of economic Community law. This question arises in three different ... More


Delegated Investing

Andrew Ang

in Asset Management: A Systematic Approach to Factor Investing

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
August 2014
ISBN:
9780199959327
eISBN:
9780199382323
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199959327.003.0015
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Financial Economics

What is best for the asset owner (principal) is usually not best for the delegated fund manager (agent). Principal–agent conflicts can be mitigated by appropriate governance structures and contracts. ... More


Investing in Regimes with Stationary or Roving Bandits

Kai A. Konrad

in Guns and Butter: The Economic Causes and Consequences of Conflict

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
August 2013
ISBN:
9780262012812
eISBN:
9780262255387
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262012812.003.0005
Subject:
Political Science, Political Economy

This chapter examines the effects on trade in capital and considers investment decision making regimes with either stationary or roving bandits. It provides the Markov perfect equilibrium in these ... More


The Politics of Circulating Narratives

Stefan Leins

in Stories of Capitalism: Inside the Role of Financial Analysts

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
September 2018
ISBN:
9780226523392
eISBN:
9780226523569
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226523569.003.0007
Subject:
Anthropology, Social and Cultural Anthropology

This chapter focuses on the role of financial analysts as market intermediaries. It explains how financial analysts interact with other groups that are part of Swiss Bank, as well as with the final ... More


Principles of Corporate Finance Law

Eilis Ferran and Look Chan Ho

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
April 2014
ISBN:
9780199671342
eISBN:
9780191788895
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199671342.001.0001
Subject:
Law, Company and Commercial Law, Public International Law

Corporate finance theory seeks to understand how incorporated firms address the financial constraints that affect their investment decisions. This is achieved by using varied financial instruments ... More


How Risk Management Adds Value

M. Martin Boyer and Monica Marin

in Investment Risk Management

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
January 2015
ISBN:
9780199331963
eISBN:
9780190214098
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199331963.003.0003
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Financial Economics

This chapter reviews the role of risk management in increasing firm value. It covers the incentives to manage risk, the role of hedging in planning investment and financial decisions, and how hedging ... More


Evolving Economic issues in the Maturing Ukcs

Alex Kemp

in Oil and Gas Law: Current Practice & Emerging Trends

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
May 2015
ISBN:
9781845861018
eISBN:
9781474406239
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9781845861018.003.0002
Subject:
Law, Constitutional and Administrative Law

This Chapter an overview of the economic implications of the UKCS’s status as a mature oil and gas province. It reviews the economic dimension of a number of issues that are treated in more detail ... More


Investment and Capital Structure of the Firm

Harold L. Cole

in Finance and Financial Intermediation: A Modern Treatment of Money, Credit, and Banking

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
May 2019
ISBN:
9780190941697
eISBN:
9780190949068
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190941697.003.0008
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Macro- and Monetary Economics, Financial Economics

This chapter examines the implications of the stochastic discount factor for optimal firm behaviour. The last section focuses on capital structure decisions with bankruptcy costs and the tax shield ... More


Measuring and Managing Risk

Raimund M. Kovacevic, Georg CH. Pflug, and Alois Pichler

in Investment Risk Management

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
January 2015
ISBN:
9780199331963
eISBN:
9780190214098
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199331963.003.0002
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Financial Economics

This chapter provides an overview of statistical and probabilistic approaches in quantitative risk management. The discussion assumes complete knowledge of the profit-and-loss distribution, which is ... More


Drowning or Weathering the Storm?: Changes in Family Finances from 2007 to 2009

Jesse Bricker, Brian Bucks, Arthur Kennickell, Traci Mach, and Kevin Moore

in Measuring Wealth and Financial Intermediation and Their Links to the Real Economy

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
September 2015
ISBN:
9780226204260
eISBN:
9780226204437
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226204437.003.0010
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Economic Systems

In 2009, the Federal Reserve Board implemented a survey of families that participated in the 2007 Survey of Consumer Finances (SCF) to gain detailed information on the effects of the recent recession ... More


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