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Performance Measurement and Management for Engineers by Marco Giorgino, Giovanni Azzone, Michela Arnaboldi

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Chapter 7

Long- and Short-Term Decision Making

Decision making is a central factor of internal accountability and is crucial for managing company performances. Managers are required to continuously make decisions, but different criteria need to be used, taking time and the impact of decisions into account.

Keywords

net present value; profitability index; internal rate of return; breakeven analysis

Decision making is a central factor of internal accountability and is crucial for managing company performances. Managers are required to continuously make decisions, but different criteria need to be used, taking time and the impact of decisions into account. In this chapter, we illustrate:

• Long-term decision making based on value-based measures and ...

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