Corporate Resource Allocation

In Corporate Resource Allocation Cyril Tomkins provides both practitioners and students of accounting and finance with a powerful new framework for understanding effective corporate resource allocation decisions.

Author: Cyril Tomkins

Publisher: Wiley-Blackwell

ISBN: 0631145281

Category: Corporations

Page: 263

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In Corporate Resource Allocation Cyril Tomkins provides both practitioners and students of accounting and finance with a powerful new framework for understanding effective corporate resource allocation decisions.

Real Options

In this book Lenos Trigeorgis, who has helped shape the field of real options, brings together a wealth of previously scattered knowledge and research on the new flexibility in corporate resource allocation and in the evaluation of ...

Author: Lenos Trigeorgis

Publisher: MIT Press

ISBN: 026220102X

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 406

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Comprehensive in scope, Real Options reviews current techniques of capital budgeting and details an approach (based on the pricing of options) that provides a means of quantifying the elusive elements of managerial flexibility in the face of unexpected changes in the market. In the 1970s and the 1980s, developments in the valuation of capital-investment opportunities based on options pricing revolutionized capital budgeting. Managerial flexibility to adapt and revise future decisions in order to capitalize on favorable future opportunities or to limit losses has proven vital to long-term corporate success in an uncertain and changing marketplace. In this book Lenos Trigeorgis, who has helped shape the field of real options, brings together a wealth of previously scattered knowledge and research on the new flexibility in corporate resource allocation and in the evaluation of investment alternatives brought about by the shift from static cash-flow approaches to the more dynamic paradigm of real options—an approach that incorporates decisions on whether to defer, expand, contract, abandon, switch use, or otherwise alter a capital investment. Comprehensive in scope, Real Options reviews current techniques of capital budgeting and details an approach (based on the pricing of options) that provides a means of quantifying the elusive elements of managerial flexibility in the face of unexpected changes in the market. Also discussed are the strategic value of new technology, project interdependence, and competitive interaction. The ability to value real options has so dramatically altered the way in which corporate resources are allocated that future textbooks on capital budgeting will bear little resemblance to those of even the recent past. Real Options is a pioneer in this area, coupling a coherent picture of how option theory is used with practical insights in into real-world applications.

Alignment of Corporate Concept and Resource Allocations

Quantitative and qualitative analysis of E. ONs strategic corporate resource allocations during the merger period of VEBA and VIAG.

Author: Uwe-Henrik Reiner

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ISBN: OCLC:611095926

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Quantitative and qualitative analysis of E.ONs strategic corporate resource allocations during the merger period of VEBA and VIAG. A) Theoretical Basis: Definition of a Corporate Concept B) EONs (VEBA) Company Background and its economic environment C) Definition of EONs Corporate Concepts D) General Guidlines for the Resource Allocation Database E) Graphical analysis of recorded incidents F) Final Conclusions G) References & Appendix.

Managing the Resource Allocation Process

Presents an examination of strategic investment from the viewpoint of the people who run the company - the CEO and principal officers.

Author: Joseph L. Bower

Publisher:

ISBN: UOM:49015001173823

Category: Capital budget

Page: 363

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Presents an examination of strategic investment from the viewpoint of the people who run the company - the CEO and principal officers. This title includes four case histories that follow specific investment projects from their inception to their approval by top management.

Patterns of Resource Allocation Decisions in Organisations

Based on the data analysis of more than 1,000 company decisions Robert Urlichs shows that patterns of decision outcomes develop within and even across organisations.

Author: Robert Urlichs

Publisher: Deutscher Universitätsverlag

ISBN: 3835002090

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 246

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Based on the data analysis of more than 1,000 company decisions Robert Urlichs shows that patterns of decision outcomes develop within and even across organisations.

From Resource Allocation to Strategy

A fifth section contains assessments of this work by thought leaders in the fields of economics, competitive strategy, organizational behavior, and strategic management. The implications for those who study firms are considerable.

Author: Joseph L. Bower

Publisher: OUP Oxford

ISBN: 9780191515408

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 504

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Joseph L. Bower and Clark G. Gilbert have collected together some of the leading experts on strategy to examine how strategy is actually made by company managers across the several levels of an organization. Is strategy a coherent plan conceived at the top by a visionary leader, or is it formed by a series of smaller decisions, not always reflecting what top management has in mind? Often it is by examining how options for using resources are developed and selected, that we can see how a company's competitive position gets shaped. On the basis of this understanding, we can see better how these processes can be managed. The book's five sections examine how the resource allocation process works, how the way it works can lead a company into serious problems, how top management can intervene to fix these problem, and where the most recent thinking on these problems is headed. A fifth section contains assessments of this work by thought leaders in the fields of economics, competitive strategy, organizational behavior, and strategic management. The implications for those who study firms are considerable. Activity that is normally thought about in terms of substantive outcomes such as market share and revenue growth, or present value and internal rate of return, is seen to be inextricably related to organizational and administrative questions. The findings presented here should inform the research of economists, strategists, and behavioral scientists. Thoughtful executives and those who consult with them will also find the book provocative. The processes described are complex, but clear enough so that the way toward effective management is apparent. The models developed provide a basis for building the systems and organization necessary for today's competitive world.

Alignment of Corporate Concept and Resource Allocations

Showing up the difficulties that exist in ex ante defining a corporate strategy and in measuring it ex post, which is the overall goal of this thesis.

Author: Melchior von Engelhardt

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ISBN: OCLC:730228163

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Showing up the difficulties that exist in ex ante defining a corporate strategy and in measuring it ex post, which is the overall goal of this thesis. The first goal of the thesis can be put into one sentence: to measure the alignment of the actual resource allocations of the Company RWE AG with ex ante determined concepts of corporate strategy. Strategie resource allocation processes transfer Strategie objeetives into resource investments, which means that the assignment of resources to Strategie meaningful objeets is the first step in realizing a given strategy. And since the measurement of these assignments with regard to the previously announced strategy reveals to which extent a strategy is finally implemented, the overriding goal which can be derived from the first one is slightly more complex: to Supplement the pure analytical measurement based on verified facts by an Interpretation which states to which degree the initial strategy was fulfilled and an evaluation of the Potential deviations. Since deviations from the initial strategy are usually a consequence of required organizational change, such change processes, among others set off by certain developments in the regulatory and business environment of the Company, shall be further analyzed. As such, an accompanying objeetive is to evaluate the correlation between Strategie and structural changes at the case of RWE.

Managing the Resource Allocation Process

Presents an examination of strategic investment from the viewpoint of the people who run the company - the CEO and principal officers.

Author: Joseph L. Bower

Publisher: Harvard Business Press

ISBN: 0875841287

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 363

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Presents an examination of strategic investment from the viewpoint of the people who run the company - the CEO and principal officers. This title includes four case histories that follow specific investment projects from their inception to their approval by top management.

Resource Allocation in Project Management

The book is devoted to structural issues, algorithms, and applications of resource allocation problems in project management.

Author: Christoph Schwindt

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 3540254102

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 194

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The book is devoted to structural issues, algorithms, and applications of resource allocation problems in project management. Special emphasis is given to a unifying framework within which a large variety of project scheduling problems can be treated. Those problems involve general temporal constraints among project activities, different types of scarce resources, and a broad class of regular and nonregular objective functions ranging from time-based and financial to resource levelling functions. The diversity of the models proposed allows for covering many features arising in scheduling applications beyond the field of project management such as short-term production planning in the manufacturing or process industries.