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Published: 26 September 2008

256 Pages | 40 line

ISBN: 9780195335743

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Corporate Decision-Making with Macroeconomic Uncertainty

Performance and Risk Management

Lars Oxelheim and Clas Wihlborg

Macroeconomic turbulence and volatility in financial markets can fatally affect a firm's performance. Very few firms make serious attempts to inform market participants and other outsider stakeholders about the impact of macroeconomic fluctuations, and, worse, top management in most firms cannot differentiate between when a change in performance is due to a change in the firm's intrinsic competitiveness or a reflection of macroeconomic conditions outside their influence. Corporate Decision-Making with Macroeconomic Uncertainty: Performance and Risk Management develops and presents in an easily comprehensible way the essential elements of a corporate strategy for managing uncertainty in the macroeconomic environment. This Macroeconomic Uncertainty Strategy, or MUST, enhances firm value by allowing management and external stakeholders to become better informed about the development of corporate competitiveness in a turbulent macroeconomic environment. The MUST also provides guidelines for how to develop a successful risk management program.

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