Why might Mays be less than enthusiastic about accepting the investment proposal for the new system despite her belief in the benefits of the new

Why might Mays be less than enthusiastic about accepting the investment proposal for the new system despite her belief in the benefits of the new technology? Transcribed Image Text: ROI, RI, DuPont method, investment decisions, balanced scorecard. News Report Group has
two major divisions: Print and Internet. Summary financial data (in millions) for 2016 and 2017 are as
follows:
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$18,700 $22,500
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$3,720
$4,500
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525
690
25,000
23,000
11,150
The two division managers’ annual bonuses are based on division ROI (defined as operating income divided
by total assets). If a division reports an increase in ROI from the previous year, its management is automati-
cally eligible for a bonus; however, the management of a division reporting a decline in ROI has to present
an explanation to the News Report Group board and is unlikely to get any bonus.
Carol Mays, manager of the Print division, is considering a proposal to invest $2,580 million in a new
computerized news reporting and printing system. It is estimated that the new system’s state-of-the-art
graphics and ability to quickly incorporate late-breaking news into papers will increase 2018 division
operating income by $360 million. News Report Group uses a 10% required rate of return on investment
for each division.

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