Strategic Financial Management: Application of Corporate Finance

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Cengage Learning, Jan 26, 2007 - Business & Economics - 704 pages
Successful financial management begins with a solid understanding of the organization's strategic goals and objectives as well as its day-to-day business practices. Based in sound financial theory and journal literature augmented by common business policies, STRATEGIC FINANCIAL MANAGEMENT: APPLICATIONS OF CORPORATE FINANCE gives you the essential tools, techniques, and concepts you need in order to understand financial management from a strategic and operational perspective.
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Samuel C Weaver is Associate Professor at Lehigh. Prior to his appointment to the full-time faculty at Lehigh in January 1998, Dr. Weaver was the Lauer Adjunct Professor of Finance at Lehigh University (1986-1997) and the Director of Financial Planning and Analysis at Hershey Foods Corporation. That past position combined the theoretical with the pragmatic and involved the analysis of many different facets of finance including: mergers and acquisition analysis, strategic planning, performance measurement, operational plans, industry group comparisons, divestiture assessment, alternative financing evaluations, dividend policy, capital expenditure analysis, and the determination of the cost of capital and divisional hurdle rates. His personal research has revolved around areas of corporate finance and investment analysis including divisional/project hurdle rates, capital budgeting, financial performance measurement, program trading, arbitrage between markets and international investments. Dr. Weaver is the co-author (with J. Fred Weston) of two books, FINANCE AND ACCOUNTING FOR NON-FINANCIAL MANAGERS and MERGERS AND ACQUISITIONS (McGraw Hill, Executive MBA Series, 2001), and has published in numerous Finance and Accounting academic journals. Dr. Weaver teaches Corporate Finance at the graduate and undergraduate levels at Lehigh University. In 1999, he was honored as the outstanding MBA professor of the year. Prior to joining Hershey Foods as Manager, Corporate Financial Analysis, he was an Assistant Professor of Finance at Elizabethtown College and performed a consulting function at Hershey Foods.

J. Fred Weston is Professor Emeritus, Recalled, of Managerial Economics and Finance at the John E. Anderson Graduate School of Management at the University of California, Los Angeles. He has published 31 books, 147 journal articles, and chaired 32 doctoral dissertations. Since 1968 he has been Director of the UCLA Research Program on Takeovers and Restructuring. Dr. Weston has served as President of the American Finance Association, President of the Western Economic Association, President of the Financial Management Association, and as a member of the American Economic Association U.S. Census Advisory Committee. In 1978, he was selected as one of five outstanding teachers on the UCLA campus. In 1994, he received the Dean's Award for Outstanding Instruction in the Anderson School at UCLA. He has been an associate editor on a number of journals. He has been selected as a Fellow of the American Finance Association, of the Financial Management Association, and of the National Association of Business Economists. He has been a consultant to business firms and governments on financial and economic policies since the early 1950s. Professor Weston has held professional consulting assignments with Bank of America, Lockheed, Transmerica, Boeing, Hughes Aircraft, Crocker Bank, Reading Railroad, Litton, General Electric, Westinghouse, Quaker Oats, Sun Harbor Tuna, Eli Lilly Co., Hoffman-LaRoche, 3M Company, General Motors, GAO, IRS, U.S. Department of CommerceżBureau of the Census, Shoenfeld Industries, Chevron, Morgan Stanley & Co., and AT&T. Weston has been a former Dryden Press author, having been the lead author on MANAGERIAL FINANCE (which reached it's ninth edition) and the original lead author on ESSENTIALS OF MANAGERIAL FINANCE (which is now entering it's thirteenth edition with Besley/Brigham as the authorship).

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