ISBN 9780130179814,Foundations of Finance: The Logic and Practice of Financial Management

Foundations of Finance: The Logic and Practice of Financial Management


Prentice Hall



Prentice Hall

Publication Year 2000

ISBN 9780130179814

ISBN-10 0130179817


Edition 3rd
Number of Pages 585 Pages
Language (English)

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This introduction to finance provides a conceptual understanding of the financial decision-making process -- rather than just an introduction to the tools and techniques of finance -- and focuses on the interrelationships among the topics covered. It explores the "big picture" and actual practice -- i.e., financial decision making rooted in current financial theory and in the current state of world economic conditions. Chapter topics include financial markets and interest rates; understanding financial statements and cash flows; evaluating a firm's financial performance; financial forecasting, planning, and budgeting; the time value of money; valuation and characteristics of bonds and stocks; the meaning and measurement of risk and return; the cost of capital; dividend policy and internal financing; working-capital management; liquid asset management; and international business finance. For financial managers and others involved in corporate financial decisions -- and for individuals interested in an education in finance, and the logic that drives it.