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Business Finance

8th Edition

Eddie McLaney

Jan 2009, Paperback, 536 pages
ISBN13: 9780273717683
ISBN10: 0273717685
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Business Financehas a real-world flavour, exploring the theories surrounding financial decision making and relating these theories to what happens in the real world.

PART 1: THE BUSINESS FINANCE ENVIRONMENT

1. Introduction
2. A framework for financial decision making
3. Financial accounting statements and their interpretation

PART 2: INVESTMENT DECISIONS

4. Investment appraisal methods
5. Practical aspects of investment appraisal
6. Risk in investment appraisal
7. Portfolio theory and its relevance to real investment decisions

PART 3: FINANCING DECISIONS

8. Sources of long-term finance
9. The secondary capital market (the stock exchange) and its efficiency
10. Cost of capital estimations and the discount rate
11. Gearing, the cost of capital and shareholders’ wealth
12. The dividend decision

PART 4: INTEGRATED DECISIONS

13. Management of working capital
14. Corporate restructuring (including takeovers and divestments)
15. International aspects of business finance
16. Small businesses

References
Appendix 1. Present value table
Appendix 2. Annuity table
Appendix 3. Suggested answers to review questions
Appendix 4. Suggested answers to selected problem questions
Glossary

Key features:

  • An extensive range of real world examples
  • Solid theoretical underpinning in an easily accessible form
  • Excellent blend of theory and practice offering a comprehensive insight into the decision making process within finance and investment
  • Exploration into, and explanation of, any divergence between theory and practice
  • Comprehensive coverage of the latest international issues

Pedagogical Features:

  • Learning Outcomes
  • Key Terms highlighted in text via bold; key terms defined in glossary
  • Worked Examples and Solutions in body of text
  • Real company names highlighted in text

Summary

  • Further Reading and Relevant Websites at end of chapter
  • End of chapter Review Questions, with answers at back of book
  • End of chapter graded Problems, with selected answers in back of book, rest of answers in Instructor’s Manual

Supplements:

Lecturer Resources:

  • Web-delivered Instructor’s Manual with answers to Problems
  • Additional questions and solutions
  • PowerPoints
  • Cases with solutions
  • Progress Tests
  • Tutorial/seminar questions

Student Resources on CWS:

  • Multiple Choice/Fill in the blank interactive questions
  • Weblinks
  • Revision Questions

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