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    Valuing announcement options

    Dempster, Anna (2006) Valuing announcement options. European Management Journal 24 (2-3), pp. 117-127. ISSN 0263-2373.

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    Abstract

    This paper introduces a theory of corporate announcements based on the new concept of an announcement option which has not been previously recognized in the literature as an independently valuable real option de-coupled from strategy implementation. While contributing to the strategy and real options literature, the paper also bridges the corporate disclosure literature and theories of signalling. By conceptualising corporate announcements as real options, the paper provides a framework and focuses on a methodology for precisely valuing announcements. To illustrate the use and valuation of announcement options, the historical case of Prudential plc’s announcements concerning its internet venture Egg is analysed.

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    Item Type: Article
    Keyword(s) / Subject(s): Announcements, real options, decision making under uncertainty, strategy and firm performance
    School: Birkbeck Schools and Departments > School of Business, Economics & Informatics > Management
    Depositing User: Administrator
    Date Deposited: 18 Aug 2011 11:52
    Last Modified: 17 Apr 2013 12:21
    URI: http://eprints.bbk.ac.uk/id/eprint/4010

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