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Working Capital Management

Theory and Strategy

Working Capital Management
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ISBN: 978-87-403-0380-3
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Pages : 49
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This free book critically evaluates the traditional accounting concepts of working capital within the context of strategic financial management underpinned by wealth maximisation criteria.

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This free book critically evaluates the traditional accounting concepts of working capital within the context of strategic financial management underpinned by wealth maximisation criteria. The accounting convention that management must present an image of solvency and liquidity to the outside world by maintaining an excess of current assets over current liabilities is seriously questioned. A firm’s objectives should be to minimise current assets and maximise current liabilities compatible with its debt paying ability, based upon future cash profitability dictated by optimum terms of sale, which may be unique.


  1. An Overview
    1. Introduction
    2. Objectives of the Text
    3. Outline of the Text
    4. Summary and Conclusions
    5. Selected References
  2. The Objectives and Structure of Working Capital Management
    1. Introduction
    2. The Objectives of Working Capital Management
    3. The Structure of Working Capital
    4. Summary and Conclusions
    5. Selected References
  3. The Accounting Concept of Working Capital: A Critique
    1. Introduction
    2. The Accounting Notion of Solvency
    3. Liquidity and Accounting Profitability
    4. Financial Interpretation: An Overview
    5. Liquidity and Turnover
    6. Summary and Conclusions
  4. The Working Capital Cycle and Operating Efficiency
    1. Introduction
    2. The Working Capital Cycle
    3. Operating Efficiency
    4. Summary and Conclusions
  5. Real World Considerations and the Credit Related Funds System
    1. Introduction
    2. Real World Considerations
    3. The Credit Related Funds System
    4. Summary and Conclusions
    5. Selected References

About the Author

With an eclectic record of University teaching, research, publication, consultancy and curricula development, underpinned by running a successful business, Alan has been a member of national academic validation bodies and held senior external examinerships and lectureships at both undergraduate and postgraduate level in the UK and abroad.

With increasing demand for global e-learning, his attention is now focussed on the free provision of a financial textbook series, underpinned by a critique of contemporary capital market theory in volatile markets, published by

To contact Alan, please visit Robert Alan Hill at


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