Strategic Investment Decisions:

Harnessing Opportunites, Managing Risks
Financial Times Executive Briefings Series


By Laurence Krantz & Allan Thomason
Financial Times / Pearson Education
September 1999
ISBN: 0-273-64153-0
176 Pages
$225.00 paper original



Every business has plenty of information, but do you have the right information when you need it? Executive Briefings concentrate on delivering actionable information, designed to help executives ask the right questions, make the right decisions and take the right action. Whatever the opportunity or challenge that your business faces, an Executive Briefing will give you the insight to evaluate the situation and the tools to implement change.

With high-visibility project disasters and serious overruns such as the Channel Tunneland Jubilee Line extension hitting the headlines, organisations are coming under pressureto deal with project risk more effectively and are seeking strategic solutions. Written by leading risk management consultants, Strategic Investment Decisions: Harnessing opportunities, managing risks offers firm, practical guidance on thecapture, enhancement and exploitation of opportunity. This new report provides aneffective integrated framework for identifying commercial opportunity and risk at everystage of a projectís life cycle and across your companyís entire projectportfolio. It will enable you to design and implement a risk management system which willenhance your profitability and stakeholder value.

Contents include:
Designing a structure for decision making
Understanding and managing uncertainty
Developing a strategy
Screening investment opportunities
Full investment appraisals
Developing & planning
Implementation