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Introduction to Corporate Finance: Asia-Pacific Edition 2nd Edition
Chris Adam | Brindha Gunasingham | John Graham | Scott Smart
ISBN-13: 9780170364331 | ISBN-10: 017036433X
© 2017 | Published |  696  Pages
Previous Editions: 9780170238229

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Introduction to Corporate Finance offers a dynamic, modern and practical approach that illustrates how financial management really works. It features up-to-date content including the impact of the Global Financial Crisis and capital budgeting. Introduction to Corporate Finance is distinguished by the cash-flow ‘arc’ of the narrative, which gives a practical learning path, and the use of real options, which is a practical analysis tool that is used in corporate finance. Students are thus provided with the most engaging and contemporary learning path of any Australian text, giving them realistic preparation for a career in finance. The strong five part framework of the book is supported by integrated online elements and easy-to-read text.



  • Part I: Introduction
    1. The scope of corporate finance
    2. Financial state and cash flow analysis
    3. The time value of money

    Part II: Valuation, risk, and return
    4. Valuing bonds
    5. Valuing shares
    6. The trade-off between risk and return
    7. Risk, return and the capital asset pricing model
    8. Options

    Part III: Capital budgeting
    9. Capital budgeting process and decision criteria
    10. Cash flow and capital budgeting
    11. Risk and capital budgeting

    Part IV: Capital structure and dividend policy
    12. Raising long-term financing
    13. Capital structure
    14. Long-term debt and leasing
    15. Payout policy

    Part V: Special topics
    16. Financial planning
    17. International investment decisions

    Online chapters
    18. Cash conversion, inventory and receivables management
    19. Cash, payables and liquidity management
    20. Entrepreneurial finance and venture capital
    21. Mergers, acquisitions and corporate control
    22. Insolvency and financial distress
    23. Introduction to financial risk management

    • Robust supps package which includes Aplia and Coursemate
    • MindTap available for purchase separately
    • Fully tailored to the Australian market.
    • Inclusion of the cash-flow arc, a first for any Australian textbook, and real options.
    • Instructor’s manual to help set up and administer your subject.
    • Numerical case studies with spreadsheet illustrations.
    • Strong, engaging content from a highly experienced and well-regarded author team.
    • New visual start-of-chapter roadmaps help guide the student through the content.
    • New cases create a sense of context for students and help them to apply their knowledge.
    • Increased integration of review questions with other pedagogical elements (chapter sections, new chapter roadmaps and margin icons) keeps the content clear, logical, and interesting for students.
    • Increased number of spreadsheet illustrations aid visual learners.
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  • Christopher Adam is Professor of Finance at the Australian School of Business in the University of New South Wales, Australia. He is also Associate Dean for Postgraduate Programs. He has published research in a number of academic journals in Economics and Finance. Chris’ research and teaching focuses on issues in corporate finance and financial strategy. He has won a number of scholarships, research grants and teaching awards, including the AGSM Alumni Outstanding Teaching Award for 2003 and the AGSM Executive Programs Excellence Award 2010. Chris has consulted to a range of organisations in Australia and overseas in the financial, education, consulting and mining sectors and government. He has been a Director of ORIX Australia Corporation Ltd (OACL) and Chair of its Remuneration Committee. Chris holds a Bachelor of Economics degree with First Class Honours from the University of Western Australia, and earned his MA and PhD degrees in Economics from Harvard University. He was a Fulbright Scholar while at Harvard.

    Brindha Gunasingham is a professional director, and the founder and Managing Director of FitzBiz Investment Analysis & Strategy. She provides strategic and investment consulting services to corporate and financial services clients in Australia, Asia, the US and the UK. She has held senior positions in the corporate finance and funds management industries. Through her consulting business, research and teaching, she focuses on various aspects of corporate finance including: assessing strategic change and growth options, acquisition opportunities, and merger synergies; evaluating alternative assets and investments and assisting with risk management. She publishes articles in various finance industry journals, and she is a reviewer for the Financial Analyst Journal and member of the editorial board of the CFA Digest. Brindha was a former Dean (Undergraduate) and Professor of Economics of S P Jain School of Global Management in Sydney, Singapore and Dubai. Brindha has been awarded numerous scholarships and prizes, including a teaching excellence award at the University of New South Wales. She holds MA and Honours degrees in Economics from the University of Cambridge; a MSc. degree in Asia Pacific Economics from the University of London and a PhD degree in Banking and Finance from the University of New South Wales and the University of Sydney. Brindha is a Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA) charterholder, and a Graduate Member of the Australian Institute of Company Directors. She is a Past President and past director of the CFA Society of Sydney

    John Graham is the D. Richard Mead Professor of Finance at Duke
    University where he also serves as the Director of the CFO Global
    Business Outlook survey. He is coeditor of the Journal of Finance.
    Professor Graham is also a Research Associate with the National Bureau
    of Economic Research, Vice President of the Western Finance Association,
    and been recognised for outstanding teaching and faculty contributions at
    Duke and the University of Utah.