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xii, 644 p. : ill ; 26 cm.
  • 1. Corporate governance
  • 2. Corporate financing : some stylized facts
  • 3. Corporate financing and agency costs
  • 4. Some determinants of borrowing capacity
  • 5. Liquidity and risk management, free cash flow, and long-term finance
  • 6. Corporate financing under asymmetric information
  • 7. Topics : product markets and earnings manipulations
  • 8. Investors and voice : passive and active monitoring
  • 9. Leading relationships and investor activism
  • 10. Control rights and corporate governance
  • 11. Takeovers
  • 12. Consumer liquidity demand
  • 13. Credit rationing and economic activity
  • 14. Mergers and acquisitions, and the equilibrium determination of asset values
  • 15. Aggregate liquidity shortages and liquidity asset pricing
  • 16. Institutions, public policy, and the political economy of finance.
The past twenty years have seen great theoretical and empirical advances in the field of corporate finance. Whereas, once the subject addressed mainly the financing of corporations - equity, debt, and valuation - today it also embraces crucial issues of governance, liquidity, risk management, relationships between banks and corporations, and the macroeconomic impact of corporations. However, this progress has left in its wake a jumbled array of concepts and models that students are often hard put to make sense of. Here, one of the world's leading economists offers a lucid, unified, and comprehensive introduction to modern corporate finance theory. Jean Tirole builds his landmark book around a single model, using an incentive or contract theory approach. Filling a major gap in the field, "The Theory of Corporate Finance" is an indispensable resource for graduate and advanced undergraduate students as well as researchers of corporate finance, industrial organization, political economy, development, and macroeconomics. Tirole conveys the organizing principles that structure the analysis of today's key management and public policy issues, such as the reform of corporate governance and auditing; the role of private equity, financial markets, and takeovers; the efficient determination of leverage, dividends, liquidity, and risk management; and the design of managerial incentive packages. He weaves empirical studies into the book's theoretical analysis. And he places the corporation in its broader environment, both microeconomic and macroeconomic, and examines the two-way interaction between the corporate environment and institutions. Setting a new milestone in the field, "The Theory of Corporate Finance" will be the authoritative text for years to come.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9780691125565 20160605
Business Library
viii, 228 pages : illustrations ; 22 cm.
  • 1. Established Theories of the Firm
  • 2. The Property Rights Approach
  • 3. Further Issues Arising from the Property Rights Approach
  • 4. A Discussion of the Foundations of the Incomplete Contracting Model
  • 5. Theories of Financial Contracting and Debt
  • 6. Capital Structure Decisions of a Public Company
  • 7. Bankruptcy Procedure
  • 8. The Structure of Voting Rights in a Public Company.
This essay contributes to contact theory as it has been developed in economic analysis, particularly in the context of the firm. It develops a general model of the firm, and then analyzes in greater depth the financial structure of firms, debt collecting and bankruptcy.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9780198288503 20170403
Business Library