Valuation of R&D Projects

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This work presents a novel option pricing method to evaluate R&D projects, an area that has received considerable attention in recent years. As the underlying assets, e.g. R&D projects, are usually non-tradable, this work examines a "twin" or "surrogate" traded asset whose price process is highly correlated with that of a non-traded underlying asset. Based on the observable market price of the surrogate asset, the proposed model can price the value of a real option underlying the non-traded R&D projects. The proposed model differs from previous ones mainly owing to its ability to deal with highly complex situations, e.g. the compound effect and the non-tradability of R&D projects, when evaluating them.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)289-304
Number of pages16
JournalAsia Pacific Management Review
Issue number3
Publication statusPublished - 2011 Dec 14

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Business and International Management
  • Strategy and Management


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