Practical Financial Management 8th Edition
Let a professor who used to be a financial executive and CFO introduce you to today’s most important financial management topics within the pages of PRACTICAL FINANCIAL MANAGEMENT, Eighth Edition. Author William R. Lasher uses his experience as a CFO to give you an insider’s look into the issues and challenges facing financial managers every day. From hidden agendas to decision maker biases and their effect on the analyses of financial proposals, you will see principles in action in this dynamic text. You will examine the latest developments, like activist investors who put pressure on companies to change their ways and behavioral finance which uses psychological ideas to explain financial markets. Dr. Lasher keeps the presentation as relevant and practical as it is engaging with a thorough approach that’s ideal for today’s business students. He has made the necessary mathematics simple and easy to follow and included lots of worked out examples to show you how to do homework problems. Develop the first-hand understanding of financial management you’ll need for your future success with PRACTICAL FINANCIAL MANAGEMENT, Eighth Edition.
About the Author
Dr. Lasher has a unique background in education and financial practice that enables him to offer unique, firsthand insights into the world of financial management in his text. Prior to entering full-time academics, he worked in finance at Texas Instruments, Harris Corporation, and the Pacific Telesis organization. He has held positions as a planner, a controller, and a subsidiary CFO. While working in business, he taught evening courses in finance and economics at the University of Dallas, the University of Texas at Dallas, and Golden Gate University in San Francisco. After a successful corporate career, he became a full time author/educator in finance at Nichols College. He has taught and written finance for over 25 years. Dr. Lasher holds a B.S. and an M.B.A. from Columbia University, a Ph.D. from Southern Methodist University, and a J.D from the New England School of Law. He has been a Certified Public Accountant and is a member of the Massachusetts Bar. In addition to Practical Financial Management, he has published books on business planning, franchising, and the strategic management of small firms.
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