ERIC Number: ED111325
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1975
Reference Count: 0
The Use of Financial Analysis in Decision Making: Cable Economics Section 4.
Cable Television Information Center, Washington, DC.
A procedure for the use of financial analysis in decision making about implementing cable television and securing all possible services is outlined. A six-stage decision making flow chart is provided; the six stages then explained and elaborated. The six stages are: define all realistic options; eliminate certain options because of lack of interest; define financial pass-fail criteria; determine financial feasibility of all remaining options; test sensitivity of results to basic assumptions. A financial flow chart is also included. It is suggested that similar flow charts be constructed for other decision making areas related to cable television, such as who shall operate the system. This procedure replaces the recommendations contained in the "Cable Economics" report conclusion. (SK)
Descriptors: Administration, Cable Television, Cost Effectiveness, Decision Making, Financial Services, Flow Charts, Guidelines, Mass Media, Planning, Policy Formation, Telecommunications
Cable Television Information Center, The Urban Institute, 2100 M Street, N.W., Washington, D.C. 20037
Publication Type: Numerical/Quantitative Data
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: John and Mary R. Markle Foundation, New York, NY.; Ford Foundation, New York, NY.
Authoring Institution: Cable Television Information Center, Washington, DC.
Note: For a related document see ED 071 399