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Author (up) Helfat, C.E. openurl 
  Title Investment Choices in the Petroleum Industry Type Journal Article
  Year 1989 Publication Journal of Economic Behavior and Organization Abbreviated Journal  
  Volume 11 Issue 2 Pages 253-283  
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  Keywords Industry Studies--Extractive Industries--Oil, Gas, and Other Fuels (6323); Business Investment (5220)  
  Abstract This article supplies evidence that, when making internal resource allocations, firms seek to minimize own-firm risk. When a firm seeks to minimize the risk (variance of return) to a portfolio of long-term investments, the correlations between various investments affect the allocation resources. A model is developed that is used to test the importance of covariance risk in the oil industry, with particular attention to the allocation of funds between investments in established and alternative energy sources. The empirical results suggest that covariance risk matters--some investments may be undertaken for their diversification properties.  
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  Call Number Tuck @ constance.helfat @ Serial 241  
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