Managing Information Technology Investment Risk: A Real Options Perspective

  title={Managing Information Technology Investment Risk: A Real Options Perspective},
  author={Michel Benaroch},
  journal={J. of Management Information Systems},
Past information systems research on real options has focused mainly on evaluating information technology (IT) investments that embed a single, a-priori known option. However, since real options are not inherent in any IT investment, they usually must be planned and intentionally embedded in a target IT investment in order to control various investment-specific risks, just like financial risk management uses carefully chosen options to actively manage investment risks. Moreover, when an IT… CONTINUE READING
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