Investment Decision-making Using Optional Models

Volume 2 - Modern Finance, Management Innovation & Economic Growth SET Coordinated by Faten Ben Bouheni

Investment Decision-making Using Optional Models

David Heller, ISC Paris, France

ISBN : 9781786305220

Publication Date : December 2019

Hardcover 200 pp

120.00 USD



In order to create value, companies must allocate their resources effectively and evaluate investment alternatives. This book examines, from a theoretical and empirical point of view, how managerial flexibility can be integrated into investment decisions through the optional approach.

Unlike the traditional net present value method, the actual options take into account indeterminate elements. These lead to unpredictable cash flows at the time of the investment decision, especially in the context of complex and risky projects. The book puts into perspective the use of optional models and their interactions.

The different categories of options are the subject of practical applications, through analysis of investment decisions where uncertainty is growing. Therefore, studies make it possible to consider the flexible nature of investment choices by integrating new information and risk over time.


1. Risk and Flexibility Integration in Valuation.
2. Optional Modeling of Investment Choices and Surplus Value Linked to the Option to Invest.
3. Data Generation Applied to Strategic and Operational Option Models.

About the authors/editors

David Heller is a Professor-Researcher in Finance and Head of the Master’s course in Finance at ISC Paris, France.