Finance: Theory and Practice (4th Edition)

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This seminal textbook by Anne Marie Ward, now in its 4th edition, is designed for the study of finance on both professional and academic courses.

ISBN:  978-1-912350-36-0
Published:  17/09/2020
Format:  Paperback, 912 pages
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Product type:  
Strategic finance and management reporting, Student texts
Who is this for:  Students
Edition:  4th
Copyright date:  --
Weight:   1.423 kg
Dimension:  189 mm X 246 mm

Anne Marie Ward’s textbook is the seminal text for the study of finance for both professional and academic courses. With particular relevance to students in Ireland and the UK, but also internationally, the author clearly and concisely presents the theory behind finance, providing practical worked examples to illustrate this theory and integrating real-world examples and academic research to provide a deeper understanding of the subject.

Finance: Theory and Practice:

  • explains the main factors that can impact on financial decision-making, particularly the impact of the current economic environment;
  • explores the various theories for influencing or improving financial decision-making;
  • considers current research findings and interprets these in light of the theory;
  • uses simple, worked examples to review and explain the theory being considered;
  • uses real-world examples to illustrate the practical application of finance decision-making;
  • provides numerous examination-standard questions at the end of each chapter, with solutions provided or available to lecturers.
This new edition:
  • is updated to reflect recent economic circumstances as well as legal and regulatory changes;
  • provides more current real-world examples to bring the theory to life;
  • introduces new chapters on ratio analysis, corporate failure and working capital;
  • considers contemporary financing options, such as peer-to-peer lending and fintech solutions;
  • discusses sustainability and ESG issues in the context of finance decision-making.

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Format: Paperback, 912 pages
Publishing: September  2020

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The Author

Anne Marie Ward is Professor of Accounting at Ulster University. Her teaching specialities are managerial finance and financial accounting, which she has taught at undergraduate, postgraduate and professional levels. Anne Marie has authored four other textbooks, including An Introduction to Personal Finance (4th Edition, Chartered Accountants Ireland, 2015) and writes extensively for national and international academic journals, technical publications, policy research reports and encyclopaedia entries. She is a reviewer for several high-ranking academic journals.