Books

Analyste au coeur de la folie financière (Prix des lecteurs du livre d'économie du Sénat 2005)

E. TETREAU

Grasset

2005



Ce qui va changer les marques - Discount, mondialisation et marchés matures

J.-N. KAPFERER

Editions d'Organisation, Paris

2e ed.th ed., 2005



Challenges pour les DSI - l'art du management des systèmes d'information

translated in French from Challenges pour les DSI - l'art du management des systèmes d'information, Dunod, Paris, 2004

J. PÉPIN, J. CORNIOU, R. MAHL, A. BERDUGO

Dunod, Paris

2e ed.th ed., 2005



Contrôle de gestion et pilotage de la performance

translated in English from Contrôle de gestion et pilotage de la performance, Montchrestien - Gualino éditeur, 2002

M.-H. DELMOND, F. GIRAUD, O. SAULPIC, G. NAULLEAU, P. BESCOS

Gualino Editeur

2005



"Management control is a process that enables an organisation ta clarify its performance objectives and guide their achievement white ensuring that the actions undertaken by ifs various units are coherent. "With that definition, this book places the control process at the heart of the manager's role within the organisation. It offers a refreshing vision of management control by organising its discourse around the fundamental challenges involved in the control process. Understanding these challenges will enable managers to enrich the way they create the tools that support the process.Chapter 1 offers a synthesis of management control's scope and functions. It provides the reader with an overview of the themes developed in later sections:- Part 1 is devoted to the challenge of measuring performance, which forms the basisof management control systems and comprises several different facets. A distinction is made between measurement systems elaborated at the corporate level and those devised at more detailed levels (business units) which comprise various perspectives. The section clarifies the principles on which each different measurement system is elaborated.- Part 2 develops the control cycle and its two main components - planning and ex post results analysis - and highlights each stage's goals and principles. These provide a framework that allows us to take a more nuanced look at the debate surrounding relevance of budgets.- Part 3 takes a look at some important complementary questions, detailing the different types of Performance Programmes that companies have been developing alongside their management control systems. It also stresses the importance of information systems and the tremendous developments they have experienced recently.This book is aimed at managers - the principal players in the control process -, the controllers who animate the process, and students pursuing advanced management studies. It contains examples, quiz sections with answers and explanations, and a synthesis of the key messages of each chapter. This format enables readers to approach the richness of the control process in a progressive, concrete and structured manner.

Corporate Finance: Theory and Practice

P. VERNIMMEN, P. QUIRY, M. DALLOCCHIO, Y. LE FUR, A. SALVI

John Wiley & Sons

2005



Corporate Finance: Theory and Practice covers the theory and practice of Corporate Finance from a truly European perspective. It shows how to use financial theory to solve practical problems and is written for students of corporate finance and financial analysis and practising corporate financiers. Corporate Finance is split into four sections and covers the basics of financial analysis; the basic theoretical knowledge that you will need to value a firm; the major types of financial securities: equity, debt & options and finally financial management which shows you how to organise a company's equity capital, buying and selling companies, M&A, bankruptcy and cash flow management. Key features include: *A section on financial analysis a Corporate Financier must understand a company based on a detailed analysis of its accounts. Large numbers neglected this approach during the last stock market bubble and were caught in the crash that inevitably followed.*A free monthly newsletter on Corporate Finance sent out to subscribers to the site.