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A real options design for product outsourcing

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3 Author(s)
H. B. Nembhard ; Dept. of Ind. Eng., Wisconsin Univ., Madison, WI, USA ; M. Aktan ; Leyuan Shi

We develop a financial model to assess the option value of outsourcing. We value the real options associated with outsourcing an item using Monte Carlo simulation. This valuation gives decision makers a way to choose the appropriate outsourcing strategy based on an integrated view of market dynamics. A simulation example is used to demonstrate the application of real options to value outsourcing. The simulation program code was written in JavaScript so that the valuation task would be accessible to other users because of its web enabled feature

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Simulation Conference, 2001. Proceedings of the Winter  (Volume:1 )

Date of Conference:

2001