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FUNDAMENTALS OF

Corporate Finance
Jonathan Berk
Stanford University

Peter DeMarzo
Stanford University

Jarrad Harford
University of Washington

ISBN 0-558-65200-X Fundamentals of Corporate Finance, by Jonathan Berk, Peter DeMarzo, and Jarrad Harford. Published by Prentice Hall. Copyright © 2009 by Pearson Education, Inc.

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Chapter 1
Corporate Finance and the Financial Manager

Introduction
Valuation Principle Connection.
What is Corporate Finance? No matter what your role in a corporation, an understanding of why and how financial decisions are made is essential. The focus of this book is how to make optimal corporate financial decisions. In this part of the book, we lay the foundation for our study of corporate finance. In Chapter 1, we begin by introducing the corporation and related business forms. We then examine the role of financial managers and outside investors in decision making for the firm. To make optimal decisions, a decision maker needs information. As a result, in Chapter 2 we review and analyze an important source of information for corporate decision making—the firm’s accounting statements. These chapters will introduce us to the role and objective of the financial manager and some of the information the financial manager uses in applying the Valuation Principle to make optimal decisions. Then, in the next section of the book, we will introduce and begin applying the Valuation Principle.

Chapter 2
Introduction to Financial Statement Analysis

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