Johnathan Mun, «Real Options Analysis Course : Business Cases and Software Applications»

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Johnathan Mun, «Real Options Analysis Course : Business Cases and Software Applications»

Johnathan Mun, «Real Options Analysis Course : Business Cases and Software Applications»
Wiley | ISBN 0471430013 | 2003 Year | PDF | 4,97 Mb | 320 Pages


In his groundbreaking book Real Options Analysis, real options expert Johnathan Mun provided a qualitative and quantitative description of real options, the methods used in solving them, why and when they are used, and the applicability of these methods in the decision-making process. Now, in his latest endeavor–Real Options Analysis Course–Mun sets out to help you truly optimize the use of real options in the decision-making process, through an in-depth discussion of real-world business cases and innovative real options software applications.

Real Options Analysis Course opens with a clear introduction on how to get started with the Real Options Analysis Toolkit (limited edition) included on the companion CD-ROM. Easy-to-follow directions allow you to set up and familiarize yourself with this cutting-edge software, which features seventy different real options functions, thirty-three models, easy-to-use templates, and a powerful graphical interface–all powered by Crystal Ball®.

Once you’re up and running, Real Options Analysis Course lays the groundwork for the numerous business cases that will be explored later on in the book. First, you will become familiar with the seven simple stepwise procedures used in setting up and solving a real options problem. Then you’ll receive a refresher course on the basics of financial modeling–Monte Carlo simulation and volatility estimates–as well as the basics of real options, from binomial lattices to state-pricing approaches to solving a European option.

From here, you will receive an executive education on applying real options in a dynamic business environment–through examining some of the most comprehensive series of real options business cases, their inherent problems, and their solutions, which can be solved using the software included on the companion CD-ROM. Some of the cases you will work on include:

Option to Abandon
Option to Expand
Option to Contract
Option to Choose
Compound Options
Barrier Options
Basic Black-Scholes with Dividends
Stochastic Timing Options
Switching Options
Real Options Analysis Course provides a cutting-edge view of evaluating and valuing capital investment strategies by taking into consideration the inherent real options embedded in the strategic decision-making process. Combining expert advice and in-depth business cases with innovative real options analysis software, Real Options Analysis Course will help you identify, prioritize, value, and manage strategic opportunities better than ever before.