While Link and Boger cover the mechanical science of business valuation, they also concentrate on the intuitive art of valuation, emphasizing the distinction between the two. Based on more than three decades of valuation experience and teaching of the associated methodologies, they give the novice valuator an understanding of the elements of art and science in the practice of business valuation and an appreciation that both elements are important. A valuable tool for students and professionals dealing with business valuation issues.
Much of what we know about corporate finance and mathematical finance derives from a narrow subset of firms: publicly traded corporations. The value functional approach can be readily applied to both large firms and companies that do not issue publicly traded stocks and bonds, cannot borrow without constraints, and often rely upon entrepreneurs to both finance and manage their operations. With historical side notes from an international set of sources and real-world exemplars that run throughout the text, this book is a future-facing resource for scholars in economics and finance, as well as the academically minded valuation practitioner.
Focusing on the core areas of financial management—basic concepts of finance, sources of finance, capital structure theories and planning, dividend policies, investment decisions, portfolio management and working capital management—as well as the areas of management accounting—changes in financial position, financial statement analysis and inter-firm comparison, budgetary control and standard costing, and cost information and management decisions—the book also delves on the contemporary topics, such as, financial environment, corporate governance and international financial management, in detail. In addition, it contains a number of case studies on various areas of finance and management accounting.
The current edition has been thoroughly revised keeping in view contemporary developments in the literature and applicable provisions of the Companies Act, 2013. Apart from updating the case studies, new cases have been added to support the relevance and quality of discussion.
Intended primarily for postgraduate students of commerce (M.Com) and management (MBA with finance specialization), the book will also be highly useful for undergraduate students of Commerce and Management, students of professional courses, such as, CA and ICWA, as well as professionals in the fields of financial management and management accounting.
The present treatise has been recommended by many Colleges, Management Institutes and Universities in India for their respective postgraduate and undergraduate commerce and management courses.