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New Problems, New Solutions: Making Portfolio Management More Effective

Robert G. Cooper and Scott J. Edgett

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In spite of all the hype around the topic of portfolio management, and the myriad portfolio methods proposed, managers have identified major problems and have raised serious concerns about the effectiveness of portfolio techniques. This article reports the results of continuing research into portfolio management practices and results: it highlights some of the problems, and offers some tentative solutions – solutions that have been witnessed in typical firms as they try to address the issue of picking the right projects.