Risk and Uncertainty

  • Svend Rasmussen
Part of the Springer Texts in Business and Economics book series (STBE)


Closely linked with the problems associated with the timing of production, as discussed in the last chapter, is risk and uncertainty, which are often associated with the production and sale of products. Implementation of production that takes a very long time is often associated with uncertainty regarding the price which can be obtained for the product by selling at a later date. When it comes to bio-based production such as agricultural crops and other agricultural products, there is also uncertainty as to the production yield, since climatic conditions and diseases may play a role.


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Department of Resource Economics and Food PolicyUniversity of CopenhagenFrederiksbergDenmark

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