I would rate this textbook as Superior. It is incrementally better than the majority of competitors for the purpose of teaching an introductory general MBA course in finance. It focuses on practical applications and concepts, so that many MBAs would find it interesting and understandable.
I consider this to be the best text in this area that I have seen based on the level of detail and thorough incorporation of the finance literature. For these reasons, I would definitely consider using the text and have already recommended it to colleagues.
I applaud and wholeheartedly agree with the authorsâ stated objectives for this textâthe authors appear to have made major progress in achieving their vision.
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About the Author
John Graham is the D. Richard Mead Professor of Finance at Duke University where he also serves as the Director of the CFO Global Business Outlook survey. He is coeditor of the Journal of Finance and has published more than four dozen scholarly articles in journals such as the Journal of Financial Economics, the Review of Financial Studies, the Journal of Finance, the Journal of Accounting and Economics, and many others. His papers have won multiple research awards, including the Jensen Prize for the best corporate finance paper published in the Journal of Financial Economics and the Brattle prize for the best corporate finance paper in the Journal of Finance. Professor Graham is also a Research Associate with the National Bureau of Economic Research, Vice President of the Western Finance Association, and been recognized for outstanding teaching and faculty contributions at Duke and the University of Utah.
Dr. Scott B. Smart is the Whirlpool Finance Faculty Fellow at the Kelley School of Business at Indiana University. He has published articles in scholarly journals such as the Journal of Finance, the Journal of Financial Economics, the Journal of Accounting and Economics, the Accounting Review, and the Review of Economics and Statistics. His research has been cited by the Wall Street Journal, The Economist, Business Week, and other major newspapers and periodicals. Dr. Smart holds a Ph.D. from Stanford University and has been recognized as a master teacher, winning more than a dozen teaching awards. Some of his many consulting clients include Intel and Unext.
Bill Megginson is Professor and Rainbolt Chair in Finance at the University of Oklahoma. He is also a voting member of the Italian Ministry of Economics and Finance's Global Advisory Committee on Privatization. He has published refereed articles in several top academic journals, including the Journal of Economic Literature, the Journal of Finance, the Journal of Financial Economics, the Journal of Financial and Quantitative Analysis, and Foreign Policy. Dr. Megginson holds a Ph.D. in finance from Florida State University. He has visited 63 countries and has served as a privatization consultant for the New York Stock Exchange, the OECD, the IMF, the World Federation of Exchanges, and the World Bank.