Real Options at Polaris Energy Corporation (B)

Published 16 Jun 2002
Reference 5043
Topic Strategy
Region North America
Summary

The (B) case concerns the implementation of the alliance.

Teaching objectives

The cases enable students to map the investment and operational practices of a firm into a taxonomy of real options, evaluate the structure of a deal using option theory, compare and contrast real options and financial options, and understand the practical difficulties surrounding the implementation of real options in organizations.

Keywords
  • Real Options
  • Strategic Alliances
  • Natural Environment
  • Pollution
  • Green
  • Minority Investment
  • Licensing
  • Electric Utilities