Elliot Products Ltd

  • Andrew M. McCosh
  • Michael J. Earl


This case describes the history and justification of a capital investment project. It is typical of how many investment proposals evolve in organisations. Consequently it is more illuminating in terms of the strategic, control and organisational context of capital budgeting than of the techniques of appraisal per se.


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Further Reading

  1. Bower, J, J., ‘Managing the Resource Allocation Process’, Division of Research, Graduate School of Business Administration. (Harvard University, 1970).Google Scholar
  2. Pettigrew, A., The Politics of Organisational Decision-making (Tavistock, 1973 ).Google Scholar

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© Andrew M. McCosh and Michael J. Earl 1979

Authors and Affiliations

  • Andrew M. McCosh
    • 1
  • Michael J. Earl
    • 2
  1. 1.Manchester Business SchoolUK
  2. 2.Oxford Centre for Management StudiesUK

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