Janet Kim, president of Kim Manufacturing, Inc., is considering whether to build more...

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Janet Kim, president of Kim Manufacturing, Inc., is considering whether to build more manufacturing plans in Wisconsin. Her decision is summarized in the following table:

AlternativesFavorable Market ($)Unfavorable Market ($)
Build a large plant400,000-300,000
Build a small plant80,000-10,000
Don't build 00
Probabilities0.40.6

a. Construct an opportunity loss table.

b. Determine EOL and the best strategy.

c. What is the expected value of perfect information?

Determining the Opportunity Loss:

The opportunity cost or loss is defined as the increment cost incurred by choosing a particular alternative or strategy over the best alternative or strategy available which yields the maximum payoff. Hence, it is the cost incurred by not choosing the best alternative.

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a. Construct an opportunity loss table

AlternativesFavorable Market ($)Opportunity...

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Learn the formula that reveals the economic value in any major choice between two possibilities. Every choice involves tradeoffs, and opportunity cost shows you how to measure these tradeoffs.


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