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The PCI - A Global Risk Index for the Simultaneous Assessment of Macro and Company Individual Investment Risks

  • Companies often have difficulties determining which criteria to base their investment decisions in different countries on. When considering direct foreign investment several risk indices are available. The PCI (Peren-Clement-Index) in its original form was developed in 1998. Its further refinement improves the PCI in three major ways: First, it offers a dynamic adjustment of criteria and consideration of recent changes in the international environment. Second, it provides business specificities of a company or its industrial sector to be considered in addition to macroeconomic aspects by a two-dimensional presentation, which ensures a customized assessment. Third, the PCI allows for consolidating investment decisions by combining a resource-orientated with a market-oriented view. The PCI allows, unlike other indices, a customized and company-specific strategic planning process. Ultimately companies must take up both perspectives in the context of an international investment decision. The use of risk indices in corporate planning for assessing global investments decision creates a fundamentally new of risk assessment.

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Document Type:Article
Author:Christina Pakusch, Franz W. Peren, Markus Arian Shakoor
Parent Title (English):Journal of Business Strategies
First Page:154
Last Page:173
Publication year:2016
Tag:Country Risks; Internationalization; Risk Analysis; Scenarios; Strategic Planning
Departments, institutes and facilities:Fachbereich Wirtschaftswissenschaften
Dewey Decimal Classification (DDC):3 Sozialwissenschaften / 33 Wirtschaft / 332 Finanzwirtschaft
Entry in this database:2017/01/11