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Pitfalls of using internal rate of return to rank investments in forestryAuthor(s): David A. Gansner; David N. Larsen
Source: Research Note NE-106. Upper Darby, PA: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, Northeastern Forest Experiment Station. 5p.
Publication Series: Research Note (RN)
Station: Northeastern Research Station
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DescriptionUsing the internal rate of return concept to rank the economic desirability of investment opportunities can lead to incorrect investment decisions. Present value provides a correct and unambiguous means of judging such investment alternatives.
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CitationGansner, David A.; Larsen, David N. 1969. Pitfalls of using internal rate of return to rank investments in forestry. Research Note NE-106. Upper Darby, PA: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, Northeastern Forest Experiment Station. 5p.
- Investment activities in the U.S. secondary woodworking industry
- The status of forest management research in the United States.
- Ranking independent timber investments by alternative investment criteria
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