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Now in its 9th edition, Financial Management is the leading text on the theory and application of corporate finance in southern Africa.
Set against the backdrop of recent developments in financial markets, instruments and financial theory, the text refers to real-world applications and financial decisions by South African companies.
Let a professor who used to be a financial executive and CFO introduce you to today's most important financial management topics within the pages of PRACTICAL FINANCIAL MANAGEMENT, Eighth Edition. Author William R. Lasher uses his experience as a CFO to give you an insider's look into the issues and challenges facing financial managers every day. From hidden agendas to decision maker biases and their effect on the analyses of financial proposals, you will see principles in action in this dynamic text. You will examine the latest developments, like activist investors who put pressure on companies to change their ways and behavioral finance which uses psychological ideas to explain financial markets. Dr. Lasher keeps the presentation as relevant and practical as it is engaging with a thorough approach that's ideal for today's business students. He has made the necessary mathematics simple and easy to follow and included lots of worked out examples to show you how to do homework problems. Develop the first-hand understanding of financial management you'll need for your future success with PRACTICAL FINANCIAL MANAGEMENT, Eighth Edition.
This successful text provides a comprehensive and contemporary introduction to financial management, focusing on value creation, risk management, and effectively managing cash flows, the international aspects of financial management, the ethical context of managerial decision-making, and the increased impact of the Internet in business practice. Content has been added or enhanced to reflect the effects of the 2008-2009 recession on companies and investors.
Enlist the help of an actual former CFO to introduce your students to the key financial management topics with the latest edition of Financial Management: A Practical Approach, 6E, International Edition. Author, former successful CFO, and recognized instructor William R. Lasher captivates your students with unique insights into the issues and challenges facing financial managers every day. From a look at hidden agendas and the biases of decision makers in the firm to their effect on the analyses of financial proposals, Lasher's practical, relevant presentation promises to keep students reading. This edition examines the latest financial developments, including the impact of the recession of 2008-2009 on organizations worldwide. Throughout this edition, Lasher delivers an engaging, thorough presentation that is perfectly matched to the needs of today's business students. He substitutes advanced math in theory sections with everyday math, numerous worked-out examples, and graphical and intuitive presentations. This edition even provides Thomson ONE-Business School Edition exercises to give your students experience using the same financial research tool that professional brokers and analysts trust every day. Lasher's Financial Management: A Practical Approach, 6E, International Edition delivers the solid understanding of financial management your business students need for future success.
The scope of this text focuses on the business environment in all the economic sectors in South Africa and as such will enable the reader to have an understanding of: The financial function of an organisation; The basic concepts of financial management; The banking issues and basics of insurance relating to an organisation; As well as managing: The buying and selling activities in an office; The wages, salaries and petty cash in an office Finally, to equip the reader to draw up and manage an office budget.
Personal Financial Management provides an excellent and holistic structure for planning and managing your personal finances.
Everything you need to know in order to make informed decisions about any and every aspect of your finances is contained in the nine key personal financial planning areas: career, income tax, estate, investment, protection, credit, healthcare, retirement and emigration planning.
Ultimately, we all hope for financial independence after retirement, and how you plan and manage your finances in any one of these key areas can have far-reaching positive or negative implications for your future.
The second edition of Cost and Management Accounting: Operations and Management is a southern African text which supports the latest curriculum offered by major accounting professional bodies and higher education institutions. It has been updated to cover current developments in management accounting. Its carefully developed pedagogical approach, offering a balance between the technical and the conceptual, combined with its focus on the requirements of professional bodies, gives students a solid exposure to the cost and management accounting profession while simplifying the learning process. Retaining its student-friendly writing style and practical approach, it is the ideal text for students of cost and management accounting across many levels, from introductory to advanced, undergraduate and postgraduate.
Dr Mark Bussin has consistently contributed to the development of a host of human resource managers in the remuneration field in Africa via his corporate and consulting experience, wise counsel, writings, and hundreds of lectures, TV and radio interviews. He has developed a generation of remuneration experts, helped define the field of practice, and made a significant contribution to the national level of excellence in the field.
How we remunerate employees reflects the dynamics of the market and context in which we operate. It aligns at all times to the strategic direction and specific value drivers of the businesses within which our organisation operates. Remuneration plays a critical role in attracting, motivating and retaining high-performing individuals. Remuneration also reinforces, encourages and promotes superior performance.
Through variable remuneration linked to value drivers, superior performance is recognised and rewarded, while poor performance and under-achievement are coached and managed. Remuneration is never a stand-alone management process, but is rather fully integrated into other management processes, such as the performance management process, and the overall Human Resources policies.
Roland Fox joins Brigham and Ehrhardt in the new edition of Financial Management: Theory and Practice, written for students in Europe, the Middle East and Africa. This text combines Brigham and Ehrhardt's balance of solid financial theory and practical applications with Fox's expert knowledge of international financial management. Maintaining all the content that makes this textbook so valuable to students from fundamental through to intermediate level and beyond, this new edition also adds in material relevant to European, Middle Eastern and African students, such as a chapter on Islamic Finance. Financial Management: Theory and Practice is a must for any student who wants to understand financial management concepts and their real-world application.
"Marketers know that they must use metrics. The key--which this book addresses superbly--is which metrics to use and how to use them."
Erv Shames, Chairman, Western Connecticut Health Network; former President and CEO of Borden, Inc. and Stride Rite Corporation
“50+ metrics crackles like new money…this is the best marketing book of the year.”
Updated version of Strategy + Business “2006 Best Books in Marketing award winner”
WHAT TO MEASURE AND HOW TO MEASURE IT TO GET THE MOST OUT OF YOUR MARKETING
As the old adage goes, “If you can’t measure it, you can’t manage it.” Key Marketing Metrics is the definitive guide to today’s most valuable marketing metrics to measure the results of your marketing. In this thoroughly updated and significantly expanded book, you will understand the pros, the cons and the nuances of more than 50 of the most important metrics and know exactly how to choose the right metrics for every challenge.
Key Marketing Metrics gives you a portfolio, or "dashboard", of the most valuable metrics for your business to maximise the return on your marketing investment and identify the best new opportunities for profit. Discover high-value metrics for every facet of marketing: promotional strategy, advertising, and distribution; customer perceptions; market share; competitors’ power; margins and pricing; products and portfolios; customer profitability; sales forces and channels; and more.
This edition includes the latest web, online, social, and email metrics, plus new insights into measuring marketing ROI and brand equity, as well as practical advice for managing complex issues such as advertising elasticity and “double jeopardy.”
How do you make the most of the volunteers who give their time to your organisation? Engaging people, giving them a great experience and balancing the needs of your organisation is an essential skill. These are the key strategic issues covered in this comprehensive guide for recruiting, selecting, involving and rewarding volunteers effectively.Ensure you get it right by gaining from the knowledge and experience gathered in this single volume by leaders in their field. This guide captures the essential information anyone managing volunteers. If you've just been given responsibility for volunteers in addition to your main role, or you're a dedicated Volunteer Manager, this book is for you. It will also be useful for other management and senior management roles to understand the work involved in effectively engaging volunteers. It includes: * Current trends in volunteering and how to make the most of current opportunities * How to match the right volunteers to the right roles * Creating a comprehensive volunteering programme * Measuring the impact of volunteering in meeting your aims * How to improve strategy and working relationships for your organisation.
The maths, the formulas, and the problems associated with corporate finance can be daunting to the uninitiated, but help is at hand. Corporate Finance For Dummies, UK Edition covers all the basics of corporate finance, including: accounting statements; cash flow; raising and managing capital; choosing investments; managing risk; determining dividends; mergers and acquisitions; and valuation. It also serves as an excellent resource to supplement corporate finance coursework and as a primer for exams. Inside you'll discover: The tools and expert advice you need to understand corporate finance principles and strategies Introductions to the practices of determining an operating budget, calculating future cash flow, and scenario analysis - in plain English Information on the risks and rewards associated with corporate finance and lending Easy-to-understand explanations and examples Help to pass your corporate finance exam!
Teaching Benefit-Cost Analysis is a unique look at the insights of internationally recognized teachers, researchers and practitioners addressing a difficult and controversial subject. Each chapter presents a self-contained module that includes guidance to additional resources, and many contain class exercises to provide detail and inspiration that extends beyond the scope of standard textbooks. The social evaluation of public investments by governments, international organizations and non-profits is an expanding field that encompasses both new and established areas of social policy. This book expands on the methods and issues central to the study of benefit-cost analysis, with specific topics including risk, societal distribution of impacts, limited versus national effects, the statistical value of a life and more. This book's focus on classroom engagement makes it a valuable resource for teachers of benefit-cost analysis. Its attention to foundational and advanced concepts will be of interest to undergraduate or Master's-level students of public policy, economics and related areas, as well as professional economists who apply benefit-cost analysis in their work.
Designed for students taking courses in international finance, international financial management, multinational finance and multinational financial management, International Financial Management offers a variety of real-life examples, both numerical and institutional, that demonstrate the use of financial analysis and reasoning in solving international financial problems. Includes coverage of the emergence of the new international financial system, the rise of the BRICS and the credit crunch. Complete use of IFRS throughout the chapter on measuring and managing transactions. Contains numerous Asian, Latin American, African and European cases, applications and examples. Provides a truly global context for the study of international financial management. Focuses on decision making in an international context. Contains coverage of all of the traditional areas of corporate finance including: working capital management, capital budgeting, cost of capital and financial structure.
The aim of this book is to teach the basic principles and skills of financial management in an understandable and logical way. The book also gives you the opportunity to apply the principles in your specific profession as well as in your own enterprise. Knowledge of the basic principles and their application will give you a good point of departure for sound financial management in your chosen field. The approach followed in the writing of this book was based on the question: `What does ANY manager need to know to guarantee sound financial management?' This book provides you with answers to this question and gives guidelines for managing the financial matters of any enterprise or institution, even governmental institutions, not for-profit companies and non-governmental organisations. The book contains relevant examples and exercises, which will give you the confidence to apply these principles and practices in your professional as well as private life.
The goal of investment management is to achieve the investor’s
required rate of return by putting assets to their most productive
use. The return should compensate the investor for the time during
which the funds are committed, the expected rate of inflation and
the uncertainty of the future financial benefits anticipated from
the investment. Investment management is a concise, yet
comprehensive introduction to investment analysis and portfolio
management, specifically in the South African context.
This book is designed as a guide to the world of finance. It
provides an opportunity to learn the language of the financial
world. It also sets out the concepts and conventions of managerial
finance and the main topographical features of the new territory of
the statement of financial position, (balance sheet) income
statement and cash flow statement. The information is offered in as
simple a manner as the subject matter allows. Even a layman will
glean valuable tips on how to manage finance in terms of systems
and units of administration, and thus be better equipped to
understand financing and investment decisions.
Finance for Executives is used on MBA and executive learning programs worldwide. The text continues to provide a clear and detailed overview of the aspects of financial practice students are likely to encounter as executives. Real examples from a range of international companies give the text a strong practical focus and help to put financial management into the context of the modern-day business environment. The sixth edition includes a new chapter on understanding options as well as a whole new set of financial analysis examples from international companies such as GlaxoSmithKline and Sanofi.
Cost-benefit analysis is the only method of economic evaluation that can effectively indicate whether a health care treatment or intervention is worthwhile. In this thoroughly updated and revised second edition, Robert Brent expands the scope of the field by including the latest concepts and applications throughout all regions of the world. This book attempts to strengthen the link between cost-benefit analysis and the mainstream health care evaluation field, which is dominated by non-economists. The need to build a bridge between the two is more important than ever before, as the general understanding of cost-benefit analysis appears to have regressed. Case studies are used throughout to explain and illustrate the various methodologies being examined. In addition, the author now covers more of the statistical requirements that are necessary to understand and carry out health care evaluations, and follows an applied economics approach. Ultimately, he resolves a number of disputes and makes some new, but subtle, contributions by reinterpreting, correcting and extending existing work. The book covers the topic in an accessible manner, from the foundations to the frontiers of the field, and clearly explains all the necessary economic principles along the way. Cost-Benefit Analysis and Health Care Evaluations, Second Edition will be invaluable to students and researchers of health economics, public policy and health care policy, as well as policymakers and health care practitioners. It can also be used as a comprehensive introductory text by anyone with an interest in cost-benefit analysis. From this perspective, the new additional final chapter is particularly useful as it supplies a summary of CBA that highlights the main conclusions of the text in a single chapter.
Reflecting recent changes in accounting standards, this Sixth Edition of Financial Management for Public, Health, and Not-for-Profit Organizations, by Steven A. Finkler, Daniel L. Smith, and Thad D. Calabrese, provides a comprehensive yet practical introduction to the financial decision-making and management skills required of students and practitioners in the public, health, and not-for-profit sectors. Assuming that you have no prior training in financial management, the authors artfully combine the principles, theory, and analytics of accounting and finance. In every chapter, a wide range of exercises, case studies, and problems help you develop strong financial assessment and judgment proficiencies while reinforcing the essential mechanics of accounting.
The bestselling author of "Beyond Greed and Fear" puts behavioral concepts into corporate practice
Psychologically smart companies manage both the pluses and minuses of human psychology through well-structured systems and processes. In "Ending the Management Illusion," behavioral finance pioneer Hersh Shefrin addresses the biases that can take you or your organization off course and shows how to run psychologically smart businesses-specifically as it affects your bottom line.
Shefrin explores the psychological barriers you experience, and delivers concrete debiasing techniques for breaking through these barriers. This allows you to integrate your processes for accounting, planning, incentives, and information sharing-the main elements for optimizing corporate value.
This algebra-based book is designed for the first course in mathematics for students of business administration. It concentrates on giving students the necessary mathematical background for solving mathematical problems in management in finance courses. This edition continues its tradition of explaining basic mathematical functions with clear exposition and an abundance of examples
How to use pricing as a strategic tool to increase revenues and win the war for profit
One of the greatest pitfalls in the war for profits is corporate strategists lack of a practical understanding of the link between overall revenues and overall costs. In Winning the Profit Game, the thought leaders at A. T. Kearney unveil a revolutionary new approach to establishing clear, strategic links between the top and bottom lines. No dry academic treatise, Winning the Profit Game is a guide to growing profits, in boom times and bust, using smart top-line strategies that optimize price, costs, customer behavior, and volumes. The authors clearly lay out the basic principles involved and also include:
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