Title

Optimal Corporate Strategy under Uncertainty

Publication Type

Journal Article

Publication Date

6-2013

Abstract

Within a dynamic setting, optimal corporate strategy management for a multi-division corporation involves restructuring a portfolio of Strategic Business Units (SBUs) periodically so as to maximize the firm's market value. Real option theory has been applied to model and explain managerial flexibility for both project selection and operational decisions. In general, optimal corporate strategy has focused on strategic environments and characteristics of business units rather than on managerial flexibility. In this article, we develop a feasible discrete-time model for optimal corporate strategy that incorporates both endogenous and exogenous factors and is consistent with the value-based criterion for maximizing shareholders’ wealth.

Keywords

optimal corporate strategy, strategic business units, intertemporal capital asset pricing model (ICAPM), real options theory, SBU's market-volatility risk, SBU's state-variable risk, risk-adjusted net present value (RANPV) rule

Discipline

Corporate Finance | Finance and Financial Management

Research Areas

Finance

Publication

Applied Economics

Volume

45

Issue

20

First Page

2877

Last Page

2882

ISSN

0003-6846

Identifier

10.1080/00036846.2012.684791

Publisher

Taylor & Francis (Routledge): SSH Titles

Additional URL

http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/00036846.2012.684791

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