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Why Do Managers Use IRR in Investment Analysis?
The Journal of Finance Issues
Finance textbooks recommend the use of Net Present Value (NPV) as the evaluation tool for Capital Budgeting. Yet surveys of managers have consistently shown that managers prefer Internal rate of Return (IRR) to NPV. This article rigorously establishes the interpretation of IRR as the return earned on funds that remains internally invested in the project. Using this interpretation IRR can be viewed as a tool to evaluate the riskiness of the capital budgeting proposal.