An analysis of the capital budgeting sophistication of primary forest products firms in the Eastern United States

dc.contributor.authorBush, Robert J.en
dc.contributor.committeechairSinclair, Steven A.en
dc.contributor.committeememberBuhyoff, Gregory J.en
dc.contributor.committeememberShaffer, Robert M.en
dc.contributor.departmentForest Productsen
dc.date.accessioned2014-03-14T21:49:49Zen
dc.date.adate2013-11-15en
dc.date.available2014-03-14T21:49:49Zen
dc.date.issued1986-07-05en
dc.date.rdate2013-11-15en
dc.date.sdate2013-11-15en
dc.description.abstractThe investment decision-making techniques, financing methods and equipment needs of 1,818 sawmills and pallet manufacturers in the Eastern United States were studied. Information was gathered using a mail survey and 581 usable responses were received. It was found that discounted cash flow techniques have not been extensively adopted by the firms under study as primary methods of investment analysis. Undiscounted payback period was the most extensively used quantitative method. The majority of firms compared the expected return on an investment to a minimum rate of return but this minimum was often determined non-quantitatively. Firms most often accounted for the risk of an investment by subjective means.en
dc.description.degreeMaster of Scienceen
dc.format.extentiix [i.e.,viii], 96 leavesen
dc.format.mediumBTDen
dc.format.mimetypeapplication/pdfen
dc.identifier.otheretd-11152013-040508en
dc.identifier.sourceurlhttp://scholar.lib.vt.edu/theses/available/etd-11152013-040508/en
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10919/45756en
dc.publisherVirginia Techen
dc.relation.haspartLD5655.V855_1986.B985.pdfen
dc.relation.isformatofOCLC# 15123087en
dc.rightsIn Copyrighten
dc.rights.urihttp://rightsstatements.org/vocab/InC/1.0/en
dc.subject.lccLD5655.V855 1986.B985en
dc.subject.lcshBudget in businessen
dc.subject.lcshForest products industry -- Managementen
dc.titleAn analysis of the capital budgeting sophistication of primary forest products firms in the Eastern United Statesen
dc.typeThesisen
dc.type.dcmitypeTexten
thesis.degree.disciplineForest Productsen
thesis.degree.grantorVirginia Polytechnic Institute and State Universityen
thesis.degree.levelmastersen
thesis.degree.nameMaster of Scienceen
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