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Overview

Economic Value Added (EVA) and Value Based Management (VBM) are today’s hottest management buzzwords. But written information has often been biased and clouded by the authors’ hidden agendas. EVA and Value-Based Management is the first book to unflinchingly discuss the pros and cons of EVA and VBM. Covering both implementation and conceptual issues, with a strong emphasis on performance measurement, value drivers, and management compensation, it allows readers to come to their own informed conclusions.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780071364393
  • Publisher: McGraw-Hill Professional Publishing
  • Publication date: 11/22/2000
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 493
  • Product dimensions: 6.00 (w) x 9.70 (h) x 1.30 (d)

Meet the Author

S. David Young, Ph.D., is a professor at INSEAD, one of the world’s leading graduate business schools. A consultant on EVA and value-based management for several American, European, and Asian companies, Dr. Young’s research has appeared in many academic and professional journals. He can be reached at david-young@insead.fr.

Stephen F. O’Byrne is president and co-founder of Shareholder Value Advisors Inc., a consulting firm that helps companies increase shareholder value through better performance measurement, incentive compensation, and valuation analysis. Byrne is a former senior vice president at Stern Stewart & Co., and his articles have appeared in a wide variety of journals. He can be reached at sobyrne@bellatlantic.net.

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Table of Contents

Part One: Understanding EVA.

The Shareholder Value Revolution.

Value Creation and Economic Value Added.

Implementing EVA.

Management Compensation.
Making It Work: The Technical Side of EVA.

The Cost of Capital.

EVA.

Value Drivers.

Management Compensation Revisited.

The Metric Wars: EVA versus Cashflow Return on Investment.

Understanding the Metric Wars.
Part Three: Conclusions.

Lessons Learned, and the Future of Economic Value Added.
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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 15, 2004

    Highly Recommended!

    Kudos to S. David Young and Stephen F. O¿Byrne, management consultants who largely steer clear of their industry¿s usual empty catchphrases and superficial hype. Instead, their lucid explanation of the importance of shareholder value takes center stage. The heftiness of EVA and Value-Based Management may be daunting, but most readers will be satisfied with Part I¿s strategic overview. The concepts reappear in Part II accompanied by a wealth of technical details, calculations and case studies to help finance professionals with nitty-gritty implementation of EVA (Economic Value Added) programs. The book honestly assesses EVA¿s power to motivate managers, noting that some companies just are not well-suited for this performance metric. We prescribe this book to corporate executives who have overdosed on consultant jargon but still want to drive value growth in their companies, and to finance specialists who seek a comprehensive roadmap to EVA implementation.

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