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Obsolescence Risk

What is 'Obsolescence Risk'

The risk that a process, product or technology used or produced by a company for profit will become obsolete, and therefore no longer competitive in the marketplace. Obsolescence risk is most significant for technology-based companies or companies with products or services based on technological advantages.

Explaining 'Obsolescence Risk'

Obsolescence risk is a factor for all companies to some degree, and is a necessary side effect of a thriving and innovative economy. This risk comes into play, for example, when a company is deciding how much to invest in a new technology. Will that technology remain superior long enough for the investment to pay off, or will it become obsolete so soon that the company loses money? Obsolescence risk also means that companies wanting to remain competitive and profitable need to be prepared to make large capital expenditures any time a major product, service or factor of production becomes obsolete. This is challenging because it can be difficult to predict obsolescence and to budget accordingly.


Further Reading


The obsolescence of capital controls?: economic management in an age of global markets
www.cambridge.org [PDF]
… Lamfalussy, "Changing Attitudes towards Capital Movements," in Changing Perceptions of Economic Policy: Essays … OBSOLESCENCE OF CAPITAL CONTROLS … Alternative Theories and International Evidence" (Manuscript, Institute for International Economics, Washington, DC …

Does skill obsolescence increase the risk of employment loss?Does skill obsolescence increase the risk of employment loss?
www.tandfonline.com [PDF]
… Lamfalussy, "Changing Attitudes towards Capital Movements," in Changing Perceptions of Economic Policy: Essays … OBSOLESCENCE OF CAPITAL CONTROLS … Alternative Theories and International Evidence" (Manuscript, Institute for International Economics, Washington, DC …

Obsolescence risk in advanced technologies for retailing: a management perspectiveObsolescence risk in advanced technologies for retailing: a management perspective
www.sciencedirect.com [PDF]
… Lamfalussy, "Changing Attitudes towards Capital Movements," in Changing Perceptions of Economic Policy: Essays … OBSOLESCENCE OF CAPITAL CONTROLS … Alternative Theories and International Evidence" (Manuscript, Institute for International Economics, Washington, DC …

CEO ownership, leasing, and debt financingCEO ownership, leasing, and debt financing
www.jstor.org [PDF]
… Lamfalussy, "Changing Attitudes towards Capital Movements," in Changing Perceptions of Economic Policy: Essays … OBSOLESCENCE OF CAPITAL CONTROLS … Alternative Theories and International Evidence" (Manuscript, Institute for International Economics, Washington, DC …

Consignment stock of inventories in the presence of obsolescenceConsignment stock of inventories in the presence of obsolescence
www.tandfonline.com [PDF]
… Lamfalussy, "Changing Attitudes towards Capital Movements," in Changing Perceptions of Economic Policy: Essays … OBSOLESCENCE OF CAPITAL CONTROLS … Alternative Theories and International Evidence" (Manuscript, Institute for International Economics, Washington, DC …

Skills obsolescence: causes and curesSkills obsolescence: causes and cures
www.emerald.com [PDF]
… Lamfalussy, "Changing Attitudes towards Capital Movements," in Changing Perceptions of Economic Policy: Essays … OBSOLESCENCE OF CAPITAL CONTROLS … Alternative Theories and International Evidence" (Manuscript, Institute for International Economics, Washington, DC …

Obsolescence driven design refresh planning for sustainment-dominated systemsObsolescence driven design refresh planning for sustainment-dominated systems
www.tandfonline.com [PDF]
… Lamfalussy, "Changing Attitudes towards Capital Movements," in Changing Perceptions of Economic Policy: Essays … OBSOLESCENCE OF CAPITAL CONTROLS … Alternative Theories and International Evidence" (Manuscript, Institute for International Economics, Washington, DC …

“Economic” and “functional” obsolescence“Economic” and “functional” obsolescence
www.emerald.com [PDF]
… Lamfalussy, "Changing Attitudes towards Capital Movements," in Changing Perceptions of Economic Policy: Essays … OBSOLESCENCE OF CAPITAL CONTROLS … Alternative Theories and International Evidence" (Manuscript, Institute for International Economics, Washington, DC …

Obsolescence types and the built environment–definitions and implicationsObsolescence types and the built environment–definitions and implications
www.inderscienceonline.com [PDF]
… Lamfalussy, "Changing Attitudes towards Capital Movements," in Changing Perceptions of Economic Policy: Essays … OBSOLESCENCE OF CAPITAL CONTROLS … Alternative Theories and International Evidence" (Manuscript, Institute for International Economics, Washington, DC …