The Extent of Using Capital Budgeting Techniques in Evaluating Manager’s Investments Projects Decisions (A Case Study on Jordanian Industrial Companies)

  •  Osama Shaban    
  •  Ziad Al-Zubi    
  •  Ahmad Abdallah    


The aim of this research paper is to study the extent of using capital budgeting techniques on choosing the suitable project for investment. The current research study focused on capital budgeting techniques such as Net Present Value NPV, and Internal Rate of Return IRR, and Pay Back period PB, which is considered the main tools in the hands of decision makers in deciding the best possible alternative of investment. In order to achieve the purposes of the study a questionnaire have been created (based on Graham and Harvey survey in 2001), the aim was to cover most of the Jordanian industrial companies despite of their size and ownership in the current year 2017. Resolution data were analyzed using the statistical program SSPS. Finally, the study concluded that, 58% of Jordanian industrial companies use the Net Present Value, 22% use the Payback Period, 12% use the Internal Rate of Return, and the remaining used a combination of the Accounting Rate of Return, Profitability Index, and sensitivity analysis. The current research study is expected to assess management in choosing the best capital budgeting technique in the evaluation of its future investment projects.

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