Seminar (Dept. of General Management)

Copyfrom:Dept. of General Management Time:2020-01-08

Theme:Portfolio approach’s application in real option theory and other relevant theoretical perspectives

Speaker:Dr. Shubin Wu (University of Liverpool Management School)

Time:2020-01-13 10:00

Address:Room 1008, Mingde Business Building

Language:English/Chinese

 

Abstract:

Portfolio approach is increasingly used in real option theory research as well as in relevant research. It is found that switching option is less effective if the investment portfolio is characterized with subadditivity. The growth option value is mitigated if firms fail to align its investment, both at overall and at individual level, to the external conditions. The recent research also reveals that firms are likely to enter the country if the new host country enhances the operational flexibility in the portfolio, which is also contingent on several portfolio characteristics. This talk will also take a look at some possible areas where portfolio approach can be applied.

Short biography:

Before Shubin joined ULMS in 2016, he worked at the School of International Business Administration of the Shanghai University of Finance and Economics for 4 years.

Shubin obtained his PhD from Katholieke Universiteit Leuven,Belgium. His research mainly focuses on MNEs’ strategic choices (investment decision, location choice) and their performance implications under macroeconomic uncertainty and country heterogeneity using real option theory. His research has appeared in Strategic Management Journal as well as some other academic outlets. He acts as referees for some internationally recognized academic journals in strategic management and international business.

 

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