The Pay-Off Method: Re-Inventing Investment Analysis

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About the author:
Mikael Collan is a professor of strategic finance at the Lappeenranta University of Technology in Finland. He has a long background in asset valuation and using fuzzy logic in modeling inaccuracy with regards to corporate investment decision-making. Mikael has worked with a number of multi-national corporations on a number of different issues that have to do with investment profitability analysis and investment decision-making - many of them connected to the examples shown in this book.
Mikael serves in the boards of a number of companies and is an active member of the academic community around real option valuation and operational research. He also has a background in information systems research. After finishing his doctoral degree he spent a time in the industry and has since returned to academia and now for the first time shares his views on investment analysis in a book format.

The Pay-Off Method: Re-Inventing Investment Analysis

With numerical application examples from different industries

Authored by Mikael Collan D.Sc.

Businesses and managers everywhere are finding out that using the classical investment analysis methods is not enough to cover their need for smart decision-support for high risk, hard to estimate investments under vague information, such as investments into R&D, IPR, and any other strategic projects and assets.

This book introduces the pay-off method and shows how the method can enhance investment analysis and decision-support in a profound way. The pay-off method and a selection of tools within the pay-off method arsenal, including real option valuation, are simple to use, transparent, no-nonsense, and intuitive to understand.

This book explains the pay-off method in detail and shows with many numerical easy-to-follow examples how the method can be applied in real-world decision-making in different industries. This book shows also how decision-making can be enhanced by visualizing imprecision and how real option valuation can be performed simply. All method presented are easily implementable with the most commonly used spread-sheet software.

The pay-off method is a clear continuation to where the "old" investment analysis methods usually leave uss off and gives you a chance to better plan and to understand your investments. After having read this book you will never be the same decision-maker again, but you will know what information to require for better investment decision-making.

Publication Date:
1478238429 / 9781478238423
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Binding Type:
US Trade Paper
Trim Size:
8" x 10"
Black and White
Related Categories:
Business & Economics / Accounting / Managerial

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