Deloof, Marc; Manigart, Sophie; Ooghe, Hubert; Van Hulle, Cynthia (2019)
This textbook on Corporate Finance deals with the different sources of funding and the capital structure of corporations (excluding financial institutions), the decisions that managers can take to increase enterprise value as well as the tools and analysis used to allocate financial resources. The authors link theoretical insight to practical cases. The objectives and functions of corporate finance are discussed in an introductory chapter. The following chapters cover: fundamental financial valuation principles, investment analysis and the minimum investment return requirement, capital structure and dividend policy, long-term and medium-term financing, working capital as well as some specific financial topics such as valuation of companies, international financial policy, financing of growth companies, mergers and acquisitions, etc.
While written for students, this book is also appealing to financial professionals such as financial directors, credit rating agencies, corporate managers in financial institutions as well as accountants and auditors.
Recent academic articles point to an increased vagueness and overlap in concepts related to business ethics and corporate responsibility. Further, the perception of these notions can differ in the small-business world from the original academic definitions. This article focuses on the cognition of small-business owner-managers. Given the impact of small-business owner–managers on their ventures, corporate responsibility and ethical issues can take a different route in SMEs. The small-business owner–manager is able to shape the corporate culture and to enact values other than profit. Adopting a cognitive perspective, we have identified how the small-business owner–manager makes sense of notions linked to corporate social responsibility (CSR) and business ethics. The concept of sensemaking has recently been applied to CSR (Basu and Pallazzo, 2008, Cramer et al., 2006). Applying a cognitive perspective to small-business owners may help in explaining specific phenomena found within small-business ownership. For this research, the Repertory Grid Technique (RGT) is used, a method that has not previously been widely applied in the business and society field. Our findings to an extent invalidate the confusion in terminology found in the academic literature. Small-business owner–managers, pragmatically and rather clearly, differentiate among the various concepts related to corporate responsibility and business ethics but, at the same time, they recognise the interrelationships and interdependencies of these concepts. These findings contribute to a better understanding of how small-business owners think and integrate corporate responsibility and ethical issues into their decision-making.
Ooghe, Hubert; Vandermoere, Pieter; Waeyaert, Nick (2003)
Dit boek en de bijhorende cd-rom geeft de gebruiker een overzicht in de evolutie van de financiële toestand van de Belgische ondernemingen per sector en per regio. De financiële situatie van de Belgische ondernemingen wordt besproken aan de hand van 10 sleutelratio's en 2 risico-indicatoren. De 10 financiële sleutelratio's belichten de verschillende aspecten van de financiële situatie van ondernemingen:· toegevoegde waarde, rendabiliteit, solvabiliteit, liquiditeit.
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