• Dennis Schlegel
Part of the Contributions to Management Science book series (MANAGEMENT SC.)


The aim of this chapter is to give a short introduction to the background of the research subject and an overview of the research project. The chapter is organised as follows: First, the current economic environment for companies seeking financing in the capital market is briefly explained, before the importance of cost-of-capital in Managerial Finance is pointed out. Next, the research aim and objectives of the research are formulated, before the choice of research methods is outlined. Subsequently, the scope of the thesis is delimited. Finally, the organisation of the thesis is explained.


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  • Dennis Schlegel
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  1. 1.StuttgartGermany

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