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Discover a structured, applied approach to behavioral finance with the first academic text of its kind--Ackert/Deaves' BEHAVIORAL FINANCE: PSYCHOLOGY, DECISION MAKING, AND MARKETS. This comprehensive text--ideal for today's behavioral finance elective--links finance theory and practice to human behavior. The book begins by building upon the established, conventional principles of finance before moving into psychological principles of behavioral finance, including heuristics and biases, overconfidence, emotion and social forces. Readers learn how human behavior influences the decisions of individual investors and professional finance practitioners, managers, and markets. The book clearly explains what behavioral finance indicates about observed market outcomes as well as how psychological biases potentially impact the behavior of managers. Readers see, first-hand, the implications of behavioral finance on retirement, pensions, education, debiasing, and client management. This book spends a significant amount of time examining how behavioral finance can be used by practitioners today. Readers utilize theory and applications in every chapter with a wide variety of end-of-chapter exercises, discussion questions, simulations and experiments that reinforce the book's applied approach.
Auditing Fundamentals in a South African Context is a practical, applied and engaging introductory textbook that supports students throughout the undergraduate level of the Auditing curriculum.
The new edition deals with the new legislation affecting the law of damages, including the Road Accident Fund Amendment Act 19 of 2005, the National Credit Act 34 of 2005 and the Consumer Protection Act 68 of 2008. A large number of important Constitutional Court, Supreme Court of Appeal and High Court judgments and academic contributions since 2003 relating to most fields of the law of damages in both delict and contract are examined in the new editions.
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.
This publication addresses the legal aspects specifically relevant to police officials.
It states, interprets and applies the most general legal principles in the fields of criminal law and criminal procedure (mainly the pre-trial process), and some basic principles of the law of evidence. There is a constant emphasis on the influence of human rights on these fields of law, and especially on policing powers.
Academics, practitioners, justice and police officials collaborated in producing a book that is not only theoretically sound, but also of great practical value.
Accounting literature refers to the procedural and conceptual approaches in the teaching of an introductory accounting course. This book integrates these two approaches by teaching students to understand the why of accounting before considering the how of accounting. The pedagogical philosophy used is referred to as the `concepts model', hence the title. This impacts on both the order of teaching of the topics, as well as how various topics are taught. A strong emphasis is placed on comprehending the conceptual framework, and especially on understanding and applying definitions and recognition criteria of the elements of the financial statements. Students are able to acquire a conceptual understanding of each topic before considering the procedural aspects. The fifth edition of A Concepts-based Introduction to Financial Accounting is up to date with the latest requirements of International Financial Reporting Standards. It incorporates expanded pedagogical features such as learning path tools at the beginning of each chapter and extracts from published financial statements within each chapter that relate to the chapter content. These complement the existing features including the highlighting of key definitions in the text and the integration of pause and reflect scenarios in each chapter. This textbook has an accompanying question book by DL Kolitz and M Kolitz, Questions, Exercises and Problems in Financial Accounting: A Concepts-Based Introduction. Lecturers' support material for the fifth edition include PowerPoint slides and teaching notes for each chapter on how to present the concepts-based approach. These are only made available to prescribing institutions. Support material for students includes lecture-readiness tests that assess students' understanding of each chapter in preparation for lectures. These are made available via the prescribing institutions.
The fourth edition of Madura and Fox's International Financial Management provides the ideal introduction to the study of interaction between firms of all sizes and global finance. Real life examples, critical debate questions and project workshop activities help improve engagement and the wide range of cases from across the globe ensures this edition has a wide international appeal. This fourth edition also comes with MindTap and a comprehensive companion website, including a Testbank, Instructor's Manual, Running your Own MNC and Discussion in the Boardroom activities.
The 9th edition of Hockly's insolvency law follows the expanded format of the previous two editions. The basic purpose of the book remains the same: to provide a concise, yet fairly detailed, account of the law of insolvency, winding-up and judicial management. The book aims at a wide readership. For the subject specialist, it provides an update of developments in the law relating to insolvency and winding-up; for students, it is a text for both undergraduate and postgraduate study; and for insolvency practitioners, it may be used as a guide and a quick source of reference. The appendices contain specimen applications, specimen estate accounts, the Insolvency Act, relevant extracts from the Companies Act and the Close Corporations Act, and the Cross-Border Insolvency Act.
The 2nd edition of Criminal Procedure Workbook is designed as an aid in the study of criminal procedure and should be used in conjunction with the prescribed textbook. It is easy to use and facilitates learning through practical, real life scenarios. In particular, it hones in on the areas where students need assistance when preparing for tests and exams.
The practical and straightforward solutions will give students a better understanding of the subject as well as enable them to improve their results.
Athenia Sibindi (UNISA) joins Besley and Brigham on Corporate Finance: A South African Perspective. This new edition is based on the student-feedback driven CFIN3 title, and maintains its visually appealing, succinct content. Corporate Finance: A South African Perspective is designed specifically for South African students. Throughout the book, content has been made as clear as possible by being rewritten in UK English with Africanisation. This text is designed to help you understand the complex world of corporate finance, and guides you through the theory and practice of working within the South African corporate financial environment.
Substantially revised for this edition and packed with additional question and answer material directly linked to each chapter topic, this Student Manual is the ideal learning tool for students who wish to reinforce their understanding of key management and cost accounting principles and to test their problem-solving abilities. This Student Manual is a companion workbook to accompany `Management and Cost Accounting with CourseMate and eBook Access Card'(ISBN 9781408064313) the international bestseller which has been widely recognised as the definitive textbook on management and cost accounting for over 25 years.
Valuations, Mergers & Acquisitions deals with the valuation of businesses for the purpose of mergers and acquisitions transactions, shareholder exits, capital raising and initial public offerings and covers the key principles involved in valuing businesses as going concerns.
Valuations, Mergers & Acquisitions is relevant to senior undergraduate students taking modules in Valuations and Mergers and Acquisitions as part of Financial Management courses, MBA and MBL students, and SAICA seminar students. The book is also of practical use to corporate financiers and company executives who wish to clarify or research particular areas of concern in valuing a business in practice.
This work is an introductory guide for students of labour relations and managerial studies. This edition retains explanations of the procedures and processes encountered in this field, including parties to an employment-relations system, individual and
Accounting literature refers to the procedural and conceptual approaches in the teaching of an introductory accounting course. This book integrates these two approaches by teaching students to understand the why, before considering the how of accounting. The pedagogical philosophy used is referred to as the ‘concepts model’, hence the title. This impacts on both the order of teaching of the topics, as well as how various topics are taught. The impact of the concepts-based approach is particularly evident in the chapters relating to the accounting process where students gain a complete conceptual understanding of the underlying transactions before applying the accounting equation and then only processing the transactions through bookkeeping entries. Students are able to acquire a conceptual understanding of each topic before considering the procedural aspects.
The sixth edition of A Concepts-based Introduction to Financial Accounting is up to date with the requirements of the 2018 Conceptual Framework as well as the current requirements of International Financial Reporting Standards.
It incorporates all of the successful pedagogical features of earlier editions such as learning path tools at the beginning of each chapter, the highlighting of key definitions in the text, the integration of pause-and-reflect scenarios throughout the text as well as and extracts from published financial statements within each chapter that relate to the chapter content.
Applied Accounting is tailored to meet the needs of students taking a first-year course in Financial Accounting as part of a Higher Certificate in Accounting or a Diploma in Accounting (or equivalent) in terms of both the curriculum covered and the approach toward teaching and learning.
Legal Principles of Contracts and Commercial Law (Eighth Edition aims at providing a detailed, yet simplified reference to the general principles of the Law of Contract and specific contracts, other commercial transactions and corporate law.
The purpose of this publication is to impact the current legal position, rather than to provide a critical and analytical approach to judgments and the view jurists.
Global Financial Accounting and Reporting 3e provides a complete companion to financial accounting that takes management students with no previous knowledge of accounting from the mechanics of how financial records are structured through to being able to understand and analyze published consolidated financial statements. The book is global in its approach. It uses International Financial Reporting Standards as its basis and so reflects the rules followed by nearly all European listed companies and by an ever-increasing number of firms worldwide. Global Financial Accounting and Reporting is primarily aimed at future users of accounting information such as managers and analysts. It is therefore ideal for use at MBA level. It can also be used on financial accounting modules for business students at the undergraduate level.
The essential guide to fixed income portfolio management, from the experts at CFA Fixed Income Analysis is a new edition of Frank Fabozzi's Fixed Income Analysis, Second Edition that provides authoritative and up-to-date coverage of how investment professionals analyze and manage fixed income portfolios. With detailed information from CFA Institute, this guide contains comprehensive, example-driven presentations of all essential topics in the field to provide value for self-study, general reference, and classroom use. Readers are first introduced to the fundamental concepts of fixed income before continuing on to analysis of risk, asset-backed securities, term structure analysis, and a general framework for valuation that assumes no prior relevant background. The final section of the book consists of three readings that build the knowledge and skills needed to effectively manage fixed income portfolios, giving readers a real-world understanding of how the concepts discussed are practically applied in client-based scenarios. Part of the CFA Institute Investment series, this book provides a thorough exploration of fixed income analysis, clearly presented by experts in the field. Readers gain critical knowledge of underlying concepts, and gain the skills they need to translate theory into practice. * Understand fixed income securities, markets, and valuation * Master risk analysis and general valuation of fixed income securities * Learn how fixed income securities are backed by pools of assets * Explore the relationships between bond yields of different maturities Investment analysts, portfolio managers, individual and institutional investors and their advisors, and anyone with an interest in fixed income markets will appreciate this access to the best in professional quality information. For a deeper understanding of fixed income portfolio management practices, Fixed Income Analysis is a complete, essential resource.
Eric Morris’ Technique in Litigation has been of inestimable value to fledgling advocates and attorneys for four decades. The book is concerned with litigation in both the High Courts and the magistrates’ courts, and provides useful, practical guidance on all aspects of litigation.
The sixth edition of Technique in Litigation has been substantially revised and updated, resulting in a book that still captures Morris’ humour and timeless wisdom, while at the same time being thoroughly topical and practical for the modern lawyer seeking to become a courtroom specialist.
The book will be of value not only to young practitioners still learning the technique of litigation, but also to more experienced practitioners to verify and enhance their courtroom techniques.
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