Real option analysis for assessing SMEs' entry modes: an illustrative case study

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dc.contributor.advisor Barro, Diana it_IT Zanella, Mattia <1992> it_IT 2016-06-15 it_IT 2016-10-07T07:58:24Z 2016-07-01 it_IT
dc.description.abstract Foreign market entry modes have been a widely discussed topic in literature for its practical relevance in the era of globalization. This research goes through the managerial techniques generally used to assess investments in order to compare them in the application to foreign entry modes. SMEs are the object of the study: because of their structural and financial peculiarities small firms count usually less market entry options and have to optimize the resources available in the internationalization process. Furthermore, SMEs operating in the international context face the same exogenous uncertainties of larger enterprises but have to deal with them with less bargaining power and means: this suggests that SMEs are very sensitive to environmental changes and need to manage their investments with flexibility. The paper employs the real option theory, especially the growth option, to study how small firms can assess entry mode investments in a way that considers post-entry favorable conditions. If things go well, the firm may consider a growth option and the overall value of the investment would increase significantly. The case study of a medium-sized firm from North-East Italy is finally introduced to explain better the ratio under the research and to show, through a comparative analysis, the differences among the quantitative tools applied. it_IT
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dc.publisher Università Ca' Foscari Venezia it_IT
dc.rights © Mattia Zanella, 2016 it_IT
dc.title Real option analysis for assessing SMEs' entry modes: an illustrative case study it_IT
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dc.type Bachelor Thesis it_IT Economia e gestione delle aziende it_IT Laurea magistrale it_IT Dipartimento di Management it_IT
dc.description.academicyear 2015/2016, sessione estiva it_IT
dc.rights.accessrights openAccess it_IT
dc.thesis.matricno 836543 it_IT
dc.subject.miur it_IT
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dc.provenance.upload Mattia Zanella (, 2016-06-15 it_IT
dc.provenance.plagiarycheck Diana Barro (, 2016-06-27 it_IT

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