Value-based Management: Context and Application

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Context and Application Value-Based Management Edited by Glen Arnold and Matt Davies Over the past ten years hundreds of leading companies worldwide have adopted the principles of value-based management (VBM), an approach to corporate strategy and business organisation in which the primary objective is always shareholder wealth maximisation. As VBM has become more widespread the idea of shareholder value has become integral to business. Consultancies have prospered by selling prescriptions for developing a value-oriented firm and managers thought to be excellent in generating shareholder value are held in high esteem and command huge salaries. This book draws on empirical evidence to demonstrate the success of VBM ideas as well as highlighting many of the hidden questions, doubts and difficulties. It examines the validity of some of the underlying assumptions of VBM and tackles many of the key technical issues. This book provides a timely assessment of the theory and practice of VBM as it grows to maturity.

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Modern finance theory suggests that the primary objective of a firm should be to maximise shareholder wealth. Increasingly firms are targeting the creation of value for shareholders as their principal aim. This book examines, in a balanced and objective fashion, the recent development of VBM, the principles on which it is based and the primary techniques that it involves. It provides sophisticated analysis of existing techniques based on up-to-date research, and goes far beyond the various introductory and how-to-do-it books currently available. The book is divided into four sections, each containing contributions from leading practitioners and academics in this field:
* The state of VBM knowledge: theory and evidence
* Challenging shareholder wealth maximisation
* Applying value-based management
* Measuring value: critical perspectives

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Glen Arnold is a lecturer in Finance and Value-based Strategy at Aston Business School, Birmingham. He is the author of the best-selling UK-based corporate finance textbook Corporate Financial Management, Glen has considerable experience teaching, researching and publishing in the areas of investment, corporate finance and strategy. Matt Davies is a Director of ATC Limited, a company which specialises in providing financial training and consultancy. Before that he spent six years as a member of the Finance and Accounting Group at Aston Business School, where his speciality was shareholder value and value-based management. Matt is coauthor of Shareholder Value, which was published by the Financial Times in 1997. He is currently researching the use of value-based management within top UK companies.

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