Real Options in Foreign Investment: A South American Case Study
39 Pages Posted: 20 Mar 2012
Date Written: March 15, 2012
The levels of foreign investment globally have increased at a rapid pace during recent years. However valuing these investments is complex and involves additional risks. We argue that foreign investment opportunities can often be best structured as a series of investment options, and thus the investment appraisal should often be carried out using a real options framework.
The ability to expand globally is now a core corporate skill. Quality appraisals will assist businesses to make fundamentally better capital budgeting decisions. We illustrate the use of real option investment appraisal via a case study re-traces Force Corporation’s troubled investment via Village South America in Argentina. A FDI investment decision is recreated and evaluated.
Keywords: real options, foreign investment, property investment, project valuation
JEL Classification: G15, G31
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