Whirlpool Europe

Posted: 30 Sep 2005

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Richard S. Ruback

Harvard Business School

Sudhakar V. Balachandran

University of Illinois at Chicago

Aldo Sesia

Harvard Business School

Date Written: December 15, 2003

Abstract

SUBJECT AREAS: Capital budgeting, Cash flow, ERP, Forecasting, Investments, Present value

CASE SETTINGS: Italy; Appliance industry; 1999

This case presents a capital budgeting problem. Whirlpool Europe is evaluating an investment in an enterprise resource planning (ERP) system that would reorganize the information flow throughout the company. Students derive the cash flows from working capital, sales, and other improvements along with the cost of the investment.

Suggested Citation

Ruback, Richard S. and Balachandran, Sudhakar V. and Sesia, Aldo, Whirlpool Europe (December 15, 2003). HBS Publishing Case No.: 9-202-017; Teaching Note No.: 5-202-124, Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=817086

Richard S. Ruback (Contact Author)

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Sudhakar V. Balachandran

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Aldo Sesia

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