The best-selling Fundamentals of Corporate Finance (FCF) is written with one strongly held principle– that corporate finance should be developed and taught in terms of a few integrated, powerful ideas.
As such, there are three basic themes that are the central focus of the book:
1) An emphasis on intuition—underlying ideas are discussed in general terms and then by way of examples that illustrate in more concrete terms how a financial manager might proceed in a given situation.
2) A unified valuation approach—net present value (NPV) is treated as the basic concept underlying corporate finance. Every subject covered is firmly rooted in valuation, and care is taken to explain how particular decisions have valuation effects.
3) A managerial focus—the authors emphasize the role of the financial manager as decision maker, and they stress the need for managerial input and judgment.
The Ninth Edition continues the tradition of excellence that has earned Fundamentals of Corporate Finance its status as market leader. Every chapter has been updated to provide the most current examples that reflect corporate finance in today’s world. The supplements package has been updated and improved, and with the new Excel Master online tool, student and instructor support has never been stronger.
As well as responding to issues raised by the Columbus quincentenary, Utter contributes to the field of Indian literature in outlining the terms of Indian existence within the legal and social systems of this country. A wide range of Indian matters is covered, backed with documentation and commentary from principal players, historical and current. The topics are arranged in sections such as "Tribes," "Culture and Religion," "Land," "Resources and Economics," and "Bureau of Indian Affairs"; Indians in Alaska and Hawaii have separate sections. Most topics are presented in a question-and-answer format. Answers range from long paragraphs to two pages of clarifying information and context for such hot issues as hunting and fishing rights, alcohol use, and Indian mascots. Even legal issues are readily understandable. An upfront list of all questions, nine appendixes, a lengthy bibliography, and an index make the information topical, accessible, and verifiable; a must for general libraries.