On the Property of Real Options and the Assets that Give Rise to Them

Universidad del CEMA Working Paper No. 210

18 Pages Posted: 20 Oct 2007

Date Written: April 2001

Abstract

Property in financial options (derivatives) is stated and transferred through contracts, while in real options property may arise from assets under the management of the firm, without a formal contract properly defining property. Furthermore, in some situations the asset can be public, and its property shared among different agents or firms. The present paper intends to work on the mechanisms of appropriation (and hence transferability) of real options exploring the assets that give rise to them, and proposing the concept of indirect property of complementary assets. The meaning of property is explored, and also the dynamic of change between public and private assets. Finally, we develop on the features that define real options stemming from the indirect property of complementary assets.

Keywords: real options, property rights, intangible assets, indirect property

JEL Classification: D23, G00

Suggested Citation

Dapena, José Pablo, On the Property of Real Options and the Assets that Give Rise to Them (April 2001). Universidad del CEMA Working Paper No. 210. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=1023090 or http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.1023090

José Pablo Dapena (Contact Author)

University of CEMA ( email )

1054 Buenos Aires
Argentina

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