Determinants of capital budgeting methods and hurdle rates in Nordic firms

Tor Brunzell, Eva Liljeblom, Mika Vaihekoski

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Sammanfattning

We study the determinants for the choice of capital budgeting methods and the
setting of hurdle rates (WACCs) in five Nordic countries. Combining survey data
with a rich set of determinants, including ownership data, CFO characteristics,
and financial data, we find that the use of the Net Present Value method and the
sophistication of the capital budgeting are related to firm characteristics, vari-
ables proxying for real option features in investments and CFO characteristics
(age and education). We also find support for significantly higher hurdle rates
than motivated by economic theory. The premium is weakly positively related to
managerial short-term pressure and strongly negatively related to the sophistica-
tion level of the firm’s capital budgeting.
OriginalspråkEngelska
Referentgranskad vetenskaplig tidskriftAccounting & Finance
Volym53
Sidor (från-till)85-110
Antal sidor26
DOI
StatusPublicerad - 18.03.2013
MoE-publikationstypA1 Originalartikel i en vetenskaplig tidskrift

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  • 512 Företagsekonomi
  • KOTA2013

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