A text with a thoroughly integrated applications orientation revolving around the philosophy that companies need to know how to finance organizations in order to reach optimal capital structure. Recognizing that every investment decision involves choosing the right amount of debt and equity, the text suggests readers look at data and ask, "What is relevant? Why is this detail important? How does it answer the question?"
Market_Desc: · Finance Professionals· Business Executives Special Features: · Real Companies, Real Data. Three companies, Boeing, The Home Depot, and Infosoft, are used as examples throughout the text. By following the same three companies throughout, readers gain the necessary background to understand the financial principles as they are presented· Real Companies, Real Time. These end of chapter exercises present readers with a guiding set of activities and questions for them to apply to a company of their choosing. This live case study approach allows the reader to study a company of interest to them while applying chapter concepts to a real company· With an emphasis on framework, Damodaran uses a big picture approach to insure that readers do not get intimidated by the detail of the formulas and theoretical models About The Book: Aswath Damodaran is nationally recognized for his teaching approach, using theory and the models that flow from it to understand, analyze and solve problems. He treats corporate finance as a living discipline by making it much more applied than other textbooks. Throughout the text, real companies and real data are used in examples and exercises.
Aswath Damodaran is nationally recognized for his teaching approach, using theory and the models that flow from it to understand, analyze and solve problems. He treats corporate finance as a living discipline by making it much more applied than other textbooks. Throughout the text, real companies and real data are used in examples and exercises. - The website now provides more online links and support for students and teachers, especially for the end-of-chapter 'Real Companies, Real Time' exercises - Treatment of valuation has been moved up to Chapter 5. By introducing valuation earlier, it provides a basis for the discussion of the valuation effects of capital structure later in the book - There is now a fuller discussion of value enhancement measures and real options
This—revised and enhanced—book examines the role of finance in supporting other functional areas while fostering an understanding of how financial decisions can create value. Corporate Finance covers areas related to estimating divisional cost of capital; executing a financing strategy; establishing debt and dividend policies consistent with the company`s strategy and environment; choosing between dividends and stock repurchases; managing high growth and managing working capital. Its new topics include: - Corporate Financial Flexibility (Real options) - New Financial Instruments - Project Finance - Acquisitions and Control - Performance Measurement and Incentive Compensation The goal of this book is to provide a thorough understanding of how and why firms make their financial decisions the way they do and their impact on shareholder value. The central theme of the book is Value Based Management, which assumes that maximizing shareholder value is the governing objective of a firm. Each chapter of this new edition has detailed and real-life cases to help students easily understand and grasp concepts. The author has also provided the case-map of the Harvard Business School to make this book more user-friendly in classrooms. The inclusion of several new topics/cases, extensive pedagogical tools and a finance-for-non-finance approach make this book ideal for MBA/CA/CFA/ICWA students and executive education programs.
"The second edition of Modern Corporate Finance: Theory and Practice combines a forward-looking vision of corporate finance with the tried and true practices of the past. This text emphasizes the modernist movement in finance, which is based on systematic methodology with an emphasis on deductive reasoning and empirical validation. The modernist movement produces a market-value-based approach to finance that emphasizes shareholder wealth maximization, options, and agency relationships. This movement has expanded without question, the frontiers of knowledge in finance. Until Modern Corporate Finance: Theory and Practice, instructors have lacked a framework from which to teach these concepts at the introductory level."--BOOK JACKET.Title Summary field provided by Blackwell North America, Inc. All Rights Reserved
This text offers an introduction to financial management and corporate finance modules for a one-year university course. It is a relatively non-mathematical text and its explanations of a complex area have made it popular with students.
This bestseller offers a complete introduction to financial management and corporate finance modules for a one-year university course. It is a relatively non-mathematical text and its simple explanations of a complex area have made it extremely popular with students. The author’s educational and training expertise is reflected at every stage of the book: worked examples are given after each explanation, followed by a chapter summary, ‘quickie’ questions and more detailed practice questions. The ‘quickie’ questions are all answered at the back of the book and the accompanying teacher’s manual contains answers to all the remaining questions.