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Finance is the study of value and how it is determined. Individuals, small businesses and corporations regularly make use of value determinations for making strategic decisions that affect the future outcomes of their endeavors. The importance of accurate valuations cannot be overestimated; valuing assets too highly will lead to investing in assets whose costs are greater than their returns, while undervaluing assets will lead to missed opportunities for growth. In some situations (such as a merger or an acquisition), the outcome of the decision can make or break the investor. The need for solid financial skills has never been more pressing than in today's global economy. The Fundamental Principles of Finance offers a new and innovative approach to financial theory. The book introduces three fundamental principles of finance that flow throughout the theoretical material covered in most corporate finance textbooks. These fundamental principles are developed in their own chapter of the book, then referred to in each chapter introducing financial theory. In this way, the theory is able to be mastered at a fundamental level. The interactions among the principles are introduced through the three precepts, which help show the impact of the three principles on financial decision-making. This fresh and original approach to finance will be key reading for undergraduate students of introduction to finance, corporate finance, capital markets, financial management and related courses, as well as managers undertaking MBAs.
An accessible guide to the essential issues of corporate finance While you can find numerous books focused on the topic of corporate finance, few offer the type of information managers need to help them make important decisions day in and day out. Value explores the core of corporate finance without getting bogged down in numbers and is intended to give managers an accessible guide to both the foundations and applications of corporate finance. Filled with in-depth insights from experts at McKinsey & Company, this reliable resource takes a much more qualitative approach to what the authors consider a lost art. Discusses the four foundational principles of corporate finance Effectively applies the theory of value creation to our economy Examines ways to maintain and grow value through mergers, acquisitions, and portfolio management Addresses how to ensure your company has the right governance, performance measurement, and internal discussions to encourage value-creating decisions A perfect companion to the Fifth Edition of Valuation, this book will put the various issues associated with corporate finance in perspective.
Latest Edition: Lectures on Corporate Finance (2nd Edition) This course of lectures — developed and taught at the Yale School of Management and the California Institute of Technology — introduces students to elementary concepts of corporate finance using a more systematic approach than is generally found in other textbooks. Within a simple logical framework, axioms are first highlighted and the implications of these important concepts are studied. These implications are used to answer questions about corporate finance, including issues related to derivatives pricing, state price probabilities, dynamic hedging, dividends, capital structure decisions, and risk and incentive management. Numerical examples are provided, and the mathematics is kept simple throughout. The book complements standard texts on the subject and will be invaluable for upper level undergraduate and graduate students, as well as MBA students.
Score your highest in corporate finance The math, formulas, and problems associated with corporate finance can be daunting to the uninitiated. Corporate Finance For Dummies introduces you to the practices of determining an operating budget, calculating future cash flow, and scenario analysis in a friendly, un-intimidating way that makes comprehension easy. Corporate Finance For Dummies covers everything you'll encounter in a course on corporate finance, including accounting statements, cash flow, raising and managing capital, choosing investments; managing risk; determining dividends; mergers and acquisitions; and valuation. Serves as an excellent resource to supplement coursework related to corporate finance Gives you the tools and advice you need to understand corporate finance principles and strategies Provides information on the risks and rewards associated with corporate finance and lending With easy-to-understand explanations and examples, Corporate Finance For Dummies is a helpful study guide to accompany your coursework, explaining the tough stuff in a way you can understand.
The Second Edition of this best-selling introduction for practitioners uses new material and updates to describe the changing environment for project finance. Integrating recent developments in credit markets with revised insights into making project finance deals, the second edition offers a balanced view of project financing by combining legal, contractual, scheduling, and other subjects. Its emphasis on concepts and techniques makes it critical for those who want to succeed in financing large projects. With extensive cross-references and a comprehensive glossary, the Second Edition presents anew a guide to the principles and practical issues that can commonly cause difficulties in commercial and financial negotiations. Provides a basic introduction to project finance and its relationship with other financing techniques Describes and explains: sources of project finance; typical commercial contracts (e.g., for construction of the project and sale of its product or services) and their effects on project-finance structures; project-finance risk assessment from the points of view of lenders, investors, and other project parties; how lenders and investors evaluate the risks and returns on a project; the rôle of the public sector in public-private partnerships and other privately-financed infrastructure projects; how all these issues are dealt with in the financing agreements
The bestselling book, now with a new preface by the authors At once a bold defense and reimagining of capitalism and a blueprint for a new system for doing business, Conscious Capitalism is for anyone hoping to build a more cooperative, humane, and positive future. Whole Foods Market cofounder John Mackey and professor and Conscious Capitalism, Inc. cofounder Raj Sisodia argue that both business and capitalism are inherently good, and they use some of today’s best-known and most successful companies to illustrate their point. From Southwest Airlines, UPS, and Tata to Costco, Panera, Google, the Container Store, and Amazon, today’s organizations are creating value for all stakeholders—including customers, employees, suppliers, investors, society, and the environment. Read this book and you’ll better understand how four specific tenets—higher purpose, stakeholder integration, conscious leadership, and conscious culture and management—can help build strong businesses, move capitalism closer to its highest potential, and foster a more positive environment for all of us.
This is the eBook of the printed book and may not include any media, website access codes, or print supplements that may come packaged with the bound book. The leading programmed text in accounting, Essentials of Accounting is a self-teaching, self-paced introduction to financial accounting for active users of business data. ¿ PLEASE NOTE: Split-page Design: The unique format of this text enables readers to study and learn with ease. All they have to do is cover the right-hand side of the page, work through the problems on the left-hand side, and then check their workbook. This method is ideal for comprehension.
During the past two decades, there has been an increasing appreciation of the significant value that lifetime-based techniques can add to biomedical studies and applications of fluorescence. Bringing together perspectives of different research communities, Fluorescence Lifetime Spectroscopy and Imaging: Principles and Applications in Biomedical Dia
Modern life is complicated, much more so than it used to be. Acclaimed author and social entrepreneur, Julia Hobsbawm, shows you a simpler way. The Simplicity Principle challenges the assumption that all things that are complex have to stay that way. It helps keep things as lean, simple and focused as possible. Smartphone users experience concentration interruptions every 12 minutes of the day, there are over 250 billion emails sent every 24 hours and by 2021 the internet will have created more than 3.3 zettabytes of data. Yet complexity doesn't have to dominate, complicate or clutter our lives. Based on a hexagonal model, this book shows you that it's easy to streamline and simplify both your professional and personal lives with lessons based on the natural world. For anyone who feels that life can be too much, The Simplicity Principle will help you break free of the endless choices and complexities that we face in the world today. It's time to gain control of your focus and productivity, and most importantly, KEEP IT SIMPLE.
Aswath Damodaran, distinguished author, Professor of Finance, and David Margolis, Teaching Fellow at the NYU Stern School of Business, have delivered the newest edition of Applied Corporate Finance. This readable text provides the practical advice students and practitioners need rather than a sole concentration on debate theory, assumptions, or models. Like no other text of its kind, Applied Corporate Finance, 4th Edition applies corporate finance to real companies. It now contains six real-world core companies to study and follow. Business decisions are classified for students into three groups: investment, financing, and dividend decisions.
As well as highlighting potentially useful applications for network analysis, this volume identifies new targets for mathematical research that promise to provide insights into network systems theory as well as facilitating the cross-fertilization of ideas between sectors. Focusing on financial, security and social aspects of networking, the volume adds to the growing body of evidence showing that network analysis has applications to transportation, communication, health, finance, and social policy more broadly. It provides powerful models for understanding the behavior of complex systems that, in turn, will impact numerous cutting-edge sectors in science and engineering, such as wireless communication, network security, distributed computing and social networking, financial analysis, and cyber warfare. The volume offers an insider’s view of cutting-edge research in network systems, including methodologies with immense potential for interdisciplinary application. The contributors have all presented material at a series of workshops organized on behalf of Canada’s MITACS initiative, which funds projects and study grants in ‘mathematics for information technology and complex systems’. These proceedings include papers from workshops on financial networks, network security and cryptography, and social networks. MITACS has shown that the partly ghettoized nature of network systems research has led to duplicated work in discrete fields, and thus this initiative has the potential to save time and accelerate the pace of research in a number of areas of network systems research.
This book presents a range of investment appraisal methods and models to help readers make good investment decisions. Each approach is thoroughly described, evaluated, and illustrated using examples, with its assumptions and limitations analyzed in terms of their implications for investment decision-making practice. Getting investment decisions right is crucial but due to a complex and dynamic business environment this remains a challenging management task.
COVERS THE FUNDAMENTAL TOPICS IN MATHEMATICS, STATISTICS, AND FINANCIAL MANAGEMENT THAT ARE REQUIRED FOR A THOROUGH STUDY OF FINANCIAL MARKETS This comprehensive yet accessible book introduces students to financial markets and delves into more advanced material at a steady pace while providing motivating examples, poignant remarks, counterexamples, ideological clashes, and intuitive traps throughout. Tempered by real-life cases and actual market structures, An Introduction to Financial Markets: A Quantitative Approach accentuates theory through quantitative modeling whenever and wherever necessary. It focuses on the lessons learned from timely subject matter such as the impact of the recent subprime mortgage storm, the collapse of LTCM, and the harsh criticism on risk management and innovative finance. The book also provides the necessary foundations in stochastic calculus and optimization, alongside financial modeling concepts that are illustrated with relevant and hands-on examples. An Introduction to Financial Markets: A Quantitative Approach starts with a complete overview of the subject matter. It then moves on to sections covering fixed income assets, equity portfolios, derivatives, and advanced optimization models. This book’s balanced and broad view of the state-of-the-art in financial decision-making helps provide readers with all the background and modeling tools needed to make “honest money” and, in the process, to become a sound professional. Stresses that gut feelings are not always sufficient and that “critical thinking” and real world applications are appropriate when dealing with complex social systems involving multiple players with conflicting incentives Features a related website that contains a solution manual for end-of-chapter problems Written in a modular style for tailored classroom use Bridges a gap for business and engineering students who are familiar with the problems involved, but are less familiar with the methodologies needed to make smart decisions An Introduction to Financial Markets: A Quantitative Approach offers a balance between the need to illustrate mathematics in action and the need to understand the real life context. It is an ideal text for a first course in financial markets or investments for business, economic, statistics, engineering, decision science, and management science students.
Bridging the GAAP: Recent Advances in Finance and Accounting lies at the intersection of the two disciplines. The readings in this volume bridge the gap between finance and accounting by looking at diverse topics in accounting and finance and by providing interesting points of view regarding their interface. Most of the chapters concentrate on the topic of fair value accounting and on the extent to which accounting numbers mirror the financial situation of the firm. This book combines new developments in the areas of theoretical and empirical finance and accounting, and emphasizes the convergence of these two disciplines to better serve researchers, investors and the general public. The papers contained in this volume will help scholars, practitioners and investors better understand the similarities and differences between these two important fields of study. Contents:On the Relationship between Accounting and Finance:Paths to Valuation, Asset Pricing, and Practical Investing: Can Accounting and Finance Approaches Be Reconciled? (Stephen Penman)The Risk-Return (Bowman) Paradox and Accounting Measurements (Ivan Brick, Oded Palmon and Itzhak Venezia)Accounting Values versus Market Values and Earnings Management in Banks (Dan Galai, Eyal Sulganik and Zvi Wiener)Assessing Asset Values through Financial or Market Prices:Baseball and the Art of Fair Value: Do Managers or the Prediction Markets Make Better Predictions? (Orly Sade and Emanuel Zur)Assessing Inventory Management and Capacity Requirements Using Financial Reports (Joshua Livnat and Stephen G Ryan)On the National Accounting and Monetary Policy:A Balance Sheet Approach for Sovereign Debt (Dan Galai, Yoram Landskroner, Alon Raviv and Zvi Wiener)The Trade-off between Monetary and Financial Stability: Some Lessons from the 2007–08 Crisis for Emerging Economies (Meir Sokoler, Yoram Landskroner and Emanuel Barnea)Incentives in Firms and Their Effects on Decisions:Bilateral Incentive Problems and the Form of Start-Up Financing (Stanley Baiman, Sasson Bar-Yosef and Bharat Sarath)Time to Wait–Time to Invest: The Case of Trade Order Executions by Specialists on the NYSE (Sasson Bar-Yosef and Annalisa Prencipe)On the Capital Structure of Firms:The Optimal Term Structure of Debt Maturity (Melissa Maisch and Fernando Zapatero)Unanticipated Growth, Tobin's Q, and Leverage (Varouj A Aivazian, Jeffrey L Callen and David S Gelb) Readership: Graduates and researchers, and professionals such as analysts, CPAs and board directors. Keywords:Finance;Accounting;Fair Value;Asset Prices;Options;Capital Structure;Debt;Inventory, Leverage;Incentive;Specialists;Generally Accepted Accounting Principles (GAAP)Key Features:offers a unique approach in combining recent advances in the two closely related fieldsprovides future directions of development in these two fields, with suggestions on how and where they may convergeemphasizes the interaction between fair value accounting, market prices and the traditional accounting approaches, creating a unique opportunity to view the same assets and decisions from two different points of view — the pure market approach versus the reporting approach
The second edition of Dr. Demski’s book reflects his experiences teaching undergraduates, masters and doctoral students. He emphasizes economic fundamentals as the guiding foundation coupled with an artful application of those fundamentals. This applies to product costing, decision making and evaluation art. Dr. Demski has also removed a great deal of traditional minutiae, in order to keep this theme in constant focus. This thematic approach, in his experience, works in dramatic fashion, and stands in sharp contrast to more traditional presentations of this material. The book is not only for use as a textbook but also as a reference book.
You cannot serve both God and money (Matthew 6:24), but unfortunately, many people serve money without ever consciously choosing to do so. By not learning how to manage your money, you become a servant to your finances. Even though you desire to boldly serve God, you end up serving money by default – simply because of your financial situation in life. Money Mastery is here to help! It’s loaded with spiritual principles and practical tools that will empower you to master your money. M.B.A. Billy Epperhart shares: Why God wants you wealthy The Triple X Factor of $$$ mastery with practical steps, charts, and checklists Seven steps to financial freedom Using wealth to partner with God to help others and impact nations
This book explores the important economic and legal questions of market manipulation that have arisen in restructured energy markets, paying particular attention to the actions of the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission.
Quality should be treated as a culture of success in the market. Enterprises focused on quality will survive in the long term in this new environment because quality is what may create a real and robust link between a company and its clients, and these clients should always be considered the heart of any business; without them, there is neither option nor sense to continue any activity in a company. Quality Management for Competitive Advantage in Global Markets is an essential reference source that discusses the importance of quality practices and global market practices. With research that allows practitioners to improve their understanding of the strategic role of quality in the information and knowledge society, it focuses on describing a global economy formed by networks, organizations, teams, workgroups, information systems, and finally, actors in networked environments. Featuring research on topics such as consumer satisfaction, human capital, and quality management, the target audience of this book is composed of professionals and researchers working in the field of information and knowledge management in various disciplines including library, information and communication sciences, administrative sciences and management, education, adult education, sociology, computer science, and information technology. Moreover, the book provides insights and supports executives concerned with the management of expertise, knowledge, information, and organizational development in different types of work communities and environments.
The theme of this volume is "Dealing with Volatility and Enhancing Performance". During a time when there is much concern about the perceived volatility of global equity markets, the insights offered here could be reassuring as well as useful.