Ideal for both aspiring managers and experienced executives, the Fourth Edition of FINANCE FOR EXECUTIVES: MANAGING FOR VALUE CREATION illustrates the importance of financial information in maximizing firm value. Respected authors Gabriel Hawawini and Claude Viallet draw on their wealth of business experience to provide a concise, analytically sound introduction to financial management that is neither too simplistic nor too theoretical. In fact, the book masterfully balances a thorough exploration of modern finance principles with a strong practical focus on real-world applications and rigorous analysis, even while avoiding complicated formulas with little value for decision-making. FINANCE FOR EXECUTIVES employs a strong problem-scenario approach to present key concepts within the context of realistic financial management issues that executives commonly face. In addition, a series of integrated case studies analyzes the same set of companies throughout the book to explore concepts in greater depth and reinforce learning. The book also features a highly reader-friendly structure and presentation, with self-contained chapters that make it an invaluable reference and resource. In addition, the Fourth Edition includes extensive updates incorporating the most recent financial data and latest references, as well as a new chapter devoted to managing corporate risk, an essential topic for success in today's high-stakes business environment.
An introductory text written specifically for executives involved with financial matters and financial management, intended to fill the gap between introductory accounting and finance manuals for non-financial managers and advanced texts in corporate finance. Material emphasizes rigorous analysis but avoids complicated formulas that have no direct application to decision making. Mathematical derivations of formulas are given in appendices. Most chapters are self-contained. Coverage includes balance sheets and income statements, financial diagnosis and management, investment decisions, financing decisions, and business decisions. Includes a glossary and review problems. The authors are affiliated with the European Institute of Business Administration. This second edition includes new case studies. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)