Financial Management for Decision Making

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Provides a comprehensive introduction to corporate finance. This is a reprint
 

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Contents

Financial Management
3
The Time Value of Money
15
Valuation of Stocks and Bonds
44
Fundamentals of Risk and Portfolio Analysis
66
The Capital Asset Pricing Model
102
Part I
126
Capital Budgeting Decisions with Certainty
139
The Determination and Use of Cash Flows
175
Capital Structure A Managerial Perspective
457
Corporate Dividend Policy
483
Part III
523
Financial Analysis
545
Managing Accounts Receivable and Inventory
573
Managing Working Capital The Cash Position
597
Financial Planning and Forecasting
622
Part IV
641

Mutually Exclusive Investments and Capital Rationing
208
Annual Equivalent Costs and Replacement Decisions
244
Capital Budgeting with Uncertainty
266
Part II
295
Debt Financing
321
Common Stock
362
Preferred Stock
400
Cost of Capital and Capital Structure
420
Financing by Lease
661
International Finance
688
Finance and Inflation
714
Mergers and Acquisitions
738
Convertible Bonds
768
Valuation of Options
791
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About the author (2003)

Harold Bierman, Jr. has been the Nicholas H. Noyes Professor of Business Administration at Cornell Universitys Johnson Graduate School of Management since 1961. He has consulted for many public organizations and industrial firms and is the author of more than one hundred fifty books and articles in the fields of accounting, finance, investment, taxation, and quantitative analysis. In 1985 he was named the winner of the prestigious Dow Jones Award of the American Assembly of Collegiate Schools of Business, for his outstanding contributions to collegiate management education. He received a B.S. degree from the United States Naval Academy, and MBA and Ph.D. degrees from the University of Michigan.

Seymour Smidt has been the Nicholas H. Noyes Professor of Economics and Finance at Cornell Universitys Johnson Graduate School of Management since 1978. He is also currently the Director of the Leadership Skills Program. He has co-authored a number of books on capital budgeting, corporate finance, and statistical decision theory. He has authored numerous journal articles or articles incorporated into other publications. Among other notable accomplishments, he was the Associate Director of the Securities and Exchange Commissions Institutional Investor Study, and founding Dean of the Graduate School of Business, Koc University Istanbul, Turkey. He received A.B., M.A., and Ph.D. degrees from the University of Chicago.

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