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Contemporary Financial Management / Edition 1

Contemporary Financial Management / Edition 1


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This text is a streamlined text for basic financial management. It provides a brief introduction to financial management, incorporating shareholder wealth maximization and cash flow management focus, with emphasis on international financial management and ethical behavior of managers. In addition, the text provides many worked-out spreadsheet examples to provide an even greater applications approach to financial management.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780324015775
Publisher: Cengage South-Western
Publication date: 01/28/2004
Edition description: Older Edition
Pages: 608
Product dimensions: 8.10(w) x 10.30(h) x 1.10(d)

About the Author

R. Charles Moyer earned his BA in Economics from Howard University and his MBA and PhD in Finance and Managerial Economics from the University of Pittsburgh. Professor Moyer is Dean of the College of Business and Public Administration at the University of Louisville. He is Dean Emeritus and former holder of the GMAC Insurance Chair in Finance at the Babcock Graduate School of Management, Wake Forest University. Previously, he was Professor of Finance and Chairman of the Department of Finance at Texas Tech University. Professor Moyer also has taught at the University of Houston, Lehigh University, and the University of New Mexico and spent a year at the Federal Reserve Bank of Cleveland. Professor Moyer has taught extensively abroad in Germany, France, and Russia. In addition to this text, Moyer has coauthored two other financial management texts. He has been published in many leading journals including FINANCIAL MANAGEMENT, JOURNAL OF FINANCIAL AND QUANTITATIVE ANALYSIS, JOURNAL OF FINANCE, FINANCIAL REVIEW, JOURNAL OF FINANCIAL RESEARCH, INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF FORECASTING, JOURNAL OF ECONOMICS AND BUSINESS, and JOURNAL OF INDUSTRIAL ORGANIZATIONS. Professor Moyer is a member of the Board of Directors of King Pharmaceuticals, Inc.

James R. McGuigan owns and operates his own numismatic investment firm. Prior to this business, he was Associate Professor of Finance and Business Economics in the School of Business Administration at Wayne State University. He also taught at the University of Pittsburgh and Point Park College. McGuigan received his undergraduate degree from Carnegie-Mellon University. He earned an MBA at the Graduate School of Business at the University of Chicago andhis PhD from the University of Pittsburgh. In addition to his interests in economics, he has coauthored books on financial management. His research articles on options have been published in the JOURNAL OF FINANCIAL AND QUANTITATIVE ANALYSIS.

Ramesh P. Rao is a professor of finance and holds the Paul C. Wise Chair in Finance in the College of Business Administration, Oklahoma State University. Previously he was Professor of Finance at Texas Tech University. Professor Rao has also taught at Wayne State University and the University of Toledo. He was also a visiting scholar at Massey University, New Zealand.

Rao earned his BS (General) degree from the University of the Philippines and his MBA degree from the Asian Institute of Management, Philippines. Rao has a Ph.D. in Finance from Texas Tech University.

Professor Rao has published over 50 articles in refereed journals including Journal of Finance, Journal of Business, Financial Management, Journal of Empirical Finance, Journal of Financial Research, Pacific-Basin Finance Journal, Financial Review, Strategic Management Journal, Journal of Business Finance and Accounting, and Managerial and Decision Economics.

Table of Contents

PART I. INTRODUCTION 1. The Role and Objective of Financial Management 2. The Business Environment 3. Review of Financial Statements 4. Evaluation of Firm Performance PART II. DETERMINANTS OF VALUATION 5. The Time Value of Money 6. Analysis of Risk and Return 7. Characteristics and Valuation of Bonds 8. Characteristics and Valuation of Common Stocks and Preferred Stocks PART III. THE CAPITAL INVESTEMENT DECISION 9. Capital Budgeting and Cash Flow Analysis 10. Capital Budgeting Decision Criteria and Risk Analysis PART IV. CAPITAL STRUCTURE AND DIVIDEND POLICY 11. The Cost of Capital 12. Capital Structure Policy: Foundation Concepts 13. Capital Structure Policy: Theory and Practice 14. Dividend Policy PART V. FINANCIAL PLANNING, WORKING CAPITAL MANAGEMENT, AND INTERNATIONAL FINANCE 15. Long-term and Short-term Planning 16. Working Capital Policy and Management of Current Assets 17. Management of Current Liabilities 18. International Financial Management

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