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Shareholder Value or Competitive Advantage? Evidence from Hurdle Rates

Driver, C and Temple, P Shareholder Value or Competitive Advantage? Evidence from Hurdle Rates .

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Economic theory suggests several plausible reasons why firms may employ hurdle rates for capital investment appraisal that differ from discount rates. Using a sample of business units from the PIMS data bank of North American companies we find that hurdle rates are frequently below and also frequently above matched data on discount rates. Using multinomial logit analysis we find that variables representing the opportunity for strategic investment or the motivation for such investment increase the probability of managerial or strategic behaviour. We also find evidence for an irreversibility effect.

Item Type: Other
Divisions : Surrey research (other units)
Authors :
Driver, C
Uncontrolled Keywords : G3, L2, L6, E22, Hurdle rate, Investment, Strategy, Governance, PIMS database, Multinomial logit
Depositing User : Symplectic Elements
Date Deposited : 16 May 2017 15:14
Last Modified : 23 Jan 2020 10:27

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