Financial Management for Decision Makers,
5th edition

By Peter Atrill
Financial Times / Prentice Hall
Distributed by Trans-Atlantic Publications Inc.
February 2009
ISBN: 9780273717645
596 Pages
$117.50 paper original

Adopting an innovative, open-learning approach to introduce the main principles of financial management in an accessible, non-technical way, this fully updated 5th edition provides a unique focus on the practical application of financial management and its role in decision-making.





1. The world of financial management

2. Financial planning

3. Analysing and interpreting financial statements

4. Making capital investment decisions

5. Making capital investment decisions: further issues

6. Financing a business (1): sources of finance

7. Financing a business (2): raising long-term finance

8. The cost of capital and the capital structure decision

9. Developing a dividend policy

10. Managing working capital

11. Measuring and managing for shareholder value

12. Mergers, takeovers and the valuation of shares


Glossary of key terms




Peter Atrill is a freelance academic and author working with leading institutions in the UK, Europe and SE Asia. He was previously Head of Business and Management at University of Plymouth Business School.

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