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 po...
The eBook Strategic Financial Management lays emphasis on how strategic financial decisions should be made by management, with reference to classical theory and contemporary research. The mathematics and statistics are simplified wherever possible and supported by numerical activities throughout the text.
In a world of geo-political, social and economic uncertainty, strategic financial management is in a process of change, which requires a reassessment of the fundamental assumptions that cut across the traditional boundaries of the subject.
Read on and you will not only appreciate the major components of contemporary finance but also find the subject much more accessible for future reference.
The emphasis throughout is on how strategic financial decisions should be made by management, with reference to classical theory and contemporary research. The mathematics and statistics are simplified wherever possible and supported by numerical activities throughout the text.
PART ONE: AN INTRODUCTION
1. Finance – An Overview
1.1 Financial Objectives and Shareholder Wealth
1.2 Wealth Creation and Value Added
1.3 The Investment and Finance Decision
1.4 Decision Structures and Corporate Governance
1.5 The Developing Finance Function
1.6 The Principles of Investment
1.7 Perfect Markets and the Separation Theorem
1.8 Summary and Conclusions
1.9 Selected References
PART TWO: THE INVESTMENT DECISION
2. Capital Budgeting Under Conditions of Certainty
2.1 The Role of Capital Budgeting
2.2 Liquidity, Profitability and Present Value
2.3 The Internal Rate of Return (IRR)
2.4 The Inadequacies of IRR and the Case for NPV
2.5 Summary and Conclusions
3. Capital Budgeting and the Case for NPV
3.1 Ranking and Acceptance Under IRR and NPV
3.2 The Incremental IRR
3.3 Capital Rationing, Project Divisibility and NPV
3.4 Relevant Cash Flows and Working Capital
3.5 Capital Budgeting and Taxation
3.6 NPV and Purchasing Power Risk
3.7 Summary and Conclusions
4. The Treatment of Uncertainty
4.1 Dysfunctional Risk Methodologies
4.2 Decision Trees, Sensitivity and Computers
4.3 Mean-Variance Methodology
4.4 Mean-Variance Analyses
4.5 The Mean-Variance Paradox
4.5 Certainty Equivalence and Investor Utility
4.6 Summary and Conclusions