Research Papers on Corporate Finance

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  • Increased Corporate Governance Effects Assessment

    A 15 page proposal for studying this topic. Nations and organizations throughout the world are more aware of the need for greater corporate governance, and many have taken or are considering alterations to standards that could increase corporate responsibility and compliance in financial reporting. What remains unclear is how some of the proposed and realized changes may affect business operation. The study proposed here seeks to determine how accounting and auditing standards may be affected by these changes. Bibliography lists 31 sources.

  • Dissertation Proposal on Macro Derivatives and Credit Risk Reduction

    One of the major risks faced by banks is that of credit risk. This 7 page paper proposes a project to examine how macro derivatives may be used to reduce credit risk. The paper consists of an introduction, methodology and a lengthy sample literature review focusing on the ways in which credit risk is currently managed. The bibliography cites 7 sources.

  • Bank Teller and Employment Longevity

    A 20 page paper research proposal seeking to discover ways to increase job longevity among bank tellers. The teller line employees are the first employees customers meet and also interact with during their banking relationship, qualifying tellers as the “front line” employees about whom so much has been written. Front line employees are those with whom customers have the greatest degree of direct contact and in many respects, they define the organization for the customer. Continuity and longevity in that position provide a pleasant experience for customers and retention of the customer base. The problem is that employees see that position as a stepping stone, a temporary stop on individuals’ career paths. This study will examine the reasons why employees view the teller positions as stepping stones and will investigate what would provide the incentive for employees to look at tellering as a long term career. This study will address financial institutions with $50M or less in assets or fewer than 25 employees. Bibliography lists 21 sources.

  • Credit Reports Researching

    This 6 page paper is a research proposal. The paper outlines how research can be conducted to the way FICO scores can be manipulated and managed, along with the impact that the score will have on the cost of loans to borrowers. The paper suggests primary research with the aim of assessing the impact of a credit improvement program. The bibliography cites 6 sources.

  • Competition in the Greek Shipping Market

    A 40 page examination of the Greek shipping industry and competitive forces, followed by a proposal for merger of the management companies of all current Greek shippers. Increasing outside competition is normal for the Greek shipping industry, but increasing regulations and environmental protections have increased costs to the point that Greek shipping is not as competitive as it once was. The paper proposes that all companies merge management function into a holding company that can then offer shares for sale to investors. The proposed structure enables current owners to retain ownership while combining forces to enable all to be more efficient and effective in competing in the growing worldwide shipping industry. Bibliography lists 11 sources.

  • SPEs Altering Interpretation

    A 6 page paper discussing changes proposed by the Financial Accounting Standards Board (FASB) in interpreting the Accounting Research Bulletin (ARB) No. 51 that defines the special purpose entity (SPE) and provides guidelines on when an SPE’s results must be consolidated into the balance sheet of the company that owns it. This paper summarizes the changes proposed by FASB as well as the reasons underlying the proposed change. FASB pursues alteration for reasons serving accounting theory as well as in response to specific recent abuses. Includes executive summary. Bibliography lists 12 sources.

  • The Credit Crunch; A Research Proposal

    This 17 page paper is a research proposal to assess how the credit crunch is impacting on consumers buying behavior. The paper presents an introduction, justification and outlines limitation, before undertaking a literature review, presenting a methodology and a potential questionnaire. The bibliography cites 12 sources.

  • Customer Satisfaction Levels for eBanking

    This 4 page paper is based on a paper supplied by the student, adapting a research proposal to assess the satisfaction level of online banking customers with a problem statement and identification of research variables and influences. The bibliography cites 6 sources. The bibliography cites 6 sources.

  • Does Activity-Based Costing method give companies a competitive edge?

    This 20 page paper is a research proposal to assess whether or not the use of activity based accounting can give a company a completive edge. The paper outlines why the research is worthwhile, presents a literature review and then proposes quantitative and qualitative research. The bibliography cites 20 sources.

  • Banking PowerPoint Presentation

    This 5 page paper is a PowerPoint presentation with speaker notes explain the role of banks, looking at their principle operations of running different types of accounts and their position ad a lender. The part then explains the role of the bank as an intermediary between the savers and the borrowers.

  • Fuel Hedging and Airlines - Are the costs Greater than the Benefits?

    This 5 page paper is a research proposal to assess the way that airline fuel hedging impacts on shareholder value. The proposal includes an introduction, identification of the problem, justification for the study and a short literature review. The bibliography cites 8 sources.

  • Banking Industry and Information Systems

    This 5 page paper is a dissertation proposal with the aim of undertaking a study to develop an evaluation system to predict the value that CRM may add to a banking organisation when looking at any specific organisation and the specific CRM system. The bibliography cites 11 sources.

  • Allied Food Lemon Juice Case Study

    This 11 page paper looks at a case study supplied by the student. A company is looking at making an investment to expand and needs to assess the potential returns. The paper assesses the cash flows and looks at the NPV, IRR and payback period of the project and considers some potential influences such as changes in the terminal value and the cash flow. The bibliography cites 1 source.

  • Costing Case Study

    This 9 page paper is a case study based on information supplied by the student. The paper calculates costing using an overhead allocation method and then compares this to an activity based method. All calculations are shown. Advice is given based on the results of the costing analysis. The bibliography cites 5 sources.

  • Citrus Glow Case Study

    This 5 page paper examines a case study provided by the student. Citrus Glow are considering going public. The paper looks at the advantages and disadvantages of making an Initial Public Offering (IPO) and considers different ways of calculating the market and share values that could be used to make the offering.

  • Postgirot Bank Case Study

    This 3 page paper gives an analysis of the way in which Postgirot Bank adopted a new information technology system involving interactive management. The paper is based on a case study supplied by the student. The bibliography cites 2 sources

  • Assessing WACC; Case Study

    This 8 page paper looks at a case study supplied by the student. An investment manager needs to estimate the cost of capital for Nike. The paper looks at why WACC is important, assessing the calculation that has been used in the case study using CAPM to estimate the cost of equity. After this new cost of capital figures are calculated with a different Capital Asset pricing Model (CAPM) calculation as well as using dividend discount model and capitalization rate to assess the cost of equity. The bibliography cites 4 sources.

  • Lester Electronics Case Study; Financing Issues

    This 3 page paper looks at a case supplied by the student, examining the financial issues faced by a company that has the opportunity to enter into a joint venture or make an acquisition, while itself being a potential acquisition target. The bibliography cites 1 source.

  • Frantek Case Study

    This 5 page paper looks at a case study supplied by the student. Frantek are a company that had a contract to sell computer boards, but they have not been able to meet their contractual obligations. The buyer re-negotiates some more favorable terms for Frantek. The paper looks at the impact on accounting issues such as revenue recognition, inventory valuation and accounting for liabilities. The bibliography cites 3 sources.

  • Aspen Technology Inc Case Study

    This 5 page paper is based on a case study supplied b the student. The company sells licenses which customers pay for in installments over a number of years. The questions answered discuss financial issues related to the case, including why customers may want to pay in installments, the ways finance are raised by the company and the issues associated with the chosen hedging strategy. The bibliography cites 1 source.

  • ACCOUNTING CASE STUDY

    This 5-page paper examines accounting and financial aspects a potential job applicant needs to examine before accepting a job. Bibliography lists 4 sources.

  • Pricing Decision Case Study

    This 4 page paper looks at a case study where a company has to decide whether to reduce prices to increase the volume of sales or see sales fall further with prices retained at the same level. The issues considered are the elasticity, the impact on the demand projections if other companies increase their prices, and finally the impact on revenue and the result in profit terms of either option. The bibliography cites 2 sources.

  • Zauner Ornaments Costing Case Study

    This 8 page paper looks at a case study supplied by the student and answers 4 questions. The first identified activity based costing as the best method to assess costs on different product lines. The second undertakes activity based costing (ABC) calculations for three product lines. The third part of the paper considers what the different calculation tell the student about different forms of costing, and the last part of the paper suggests some changes in the pricing strategy of the company. The bibliography cites 6 sources.

  • Management Accounting ; Restaurant Case Study

    This 8 page paper looks at a case supplied by the student and shows how to work out the break even point and the sales required to gain the profit objective using the figures given. The impact of increasing costs, decreasing customers and the cost of a renovation are considered in terms of the impact it will have on the number of sales needed. All calculations are shown.

  • Accounting Case Study; Plenty Money Sdn Bhd

    This 20 page paper answers questions based on a case study provided by the student. The answers include looking at how to compare two years of annual accounts, why profit may be up but cash flow is struggling, NPV and IRR calculations and the preparation of a cash budget, profit and loss and balance sheet for a new company. The bibliography cites 3 sources.

  • Revenue Recognition at Carlton; A Case Study

    This 4 page paper looks at a case supplied by the student where there are different sales scenarios and questions regarding whether or not the revenue should be recognized. The paper then considers how other companies have dealt with similar scenarios and the impact of international accounting standards on the case. The bibliography cites 2 sources.

  • Budgeting Case Study; Explaining Variances

    This 3 page paper looks at the way that a restaurant accounts have varied from the budgeted accounts and then goes on to show that the variation is due to costs that are not under the control of the manager. The paper argues for the use of responsibility accounting. The bibliography cites 1 source.

  • John and Mary Farmer Case Study

    This 3 page paper looks at a case study supplied by the student where a farmer wants to use cost centers in order to increase his understanding of the costs that are incurred by different crops on his farm and compare them with another farm. The way that this system may add value is considered and the benefits of using activity based costing rather than absorption costing is discussed. The bibliography cites 4 sources.

  • Butler Lumber Case Study

    This 6 page paper is based on a case study supplied by the student. Lumber Butler is a successful company but is having cash flow problems. The paper answers 4 questions set by the student, the first looks at the performance of the firm. The second considers why there is a need for more working capital. The third looks at the amount needed and the last question is a projection of the income statement and balance sheet for the forthcoming year. The bibliography cites 3 sources.

  • Darka Case Study

    This 6 page paper is based in a case study provided by a student. A company has decided to make changes to his accounting policies and his undertaken some financial transactions. The paper considers the way that these events should be treated according to international accounting standards. Subjects discussed include accounting for leases, the capitalization of interest on the creation of assets, revaluing fixed assets, making provisions for closure of the department and accounting for shares bought in another firm. The bibliography cites 8 sources.

  • Accounting Case Study; Frantek and Conte

    This 5 page paper looks at a case supplied by the student; Frantek. The paper considers the different ways transaction will be treated in accounting terms, looking at revenue recognition, the need for certainty and assumption that need to be made. The bibliography cites 3 sources.

  • Atlantico Inc Case Study

    This 5 page paper is based on a case study. Atlantico (a fictitious company) needs sales and budget projections for the next quarter, using information given sales, purchasing and cash flow budgets are prepared as well as income and balance sheets for the end of the quarter. The bibliography cites 3 sources.

  • TasteeFruit Company Case Study

    This 4 page paper looks at a company that wants to control costs. Answering questions set by the student a standardized cost of production is calculated, potential variances are discussed and the ethical issues of inflating the price to a supplier to help them make a profit is considered. The bibliography cites 3 sources.

  • Great Eastern Case Study

    This 5 page paper looks at the way a company could be valued for sale. The use of a comparison approach, including comparing book to price ratios and P/E ratio and the use of a discounted cash flow approach using CAPM is used. The processes are demonstrated using a case study supplied by the student. Calculations and equations are shown. The bibliography cites 2 sources.

  • AccessLine Case Study

    This 6 page paper examines a case study supplied by the student. AccessLine are a successful, but young company and need to raise some more capital. The case considers how capital has been raised in the past and the potential of an investment from a venture capital fund. The bibliography cites 1 source.

  • Honest Tea Case Study

    This 5 page paper examines a case study supplied by the student. Honest Tea are a young company with a few years trading, they need to raise capital. The paper looks at the financial and general performance of the firm and considers how much financing is needed. The bibliography cites 2 sources.

  • Mountain Man Beer Company Case Study

    This 16 page paper is based on a case study supplied by the student. Mountain Man Beer Company are a small brewery producing only a single beer. However sales have started to fall and they are considering introducing a light beer to compete in the light beer market. The paper assesses the alternatives and presents financial projection for each alterative. The bibliography cites 1 source.

  • Avril Hotel Pricing Strategy Case Study

    This 4 page paper looks at the case of a hotel that is considering increasing prices. The paper is written in two parts. The first part of the paper looks at whether there should be a focus in increasing the room rate or the occupation rate to maximize revnue. The second part of the paper discusses what other factors should be considered such as actions and reactions of the competition, marketing and the sale of complimentary services. The bibliography cites 1 source.

  • The Potential Impact of Margin Trading on a Developing Stock Market; Case Study of Taiwan

    This 23 page paper looks at the potential impact that margin trading could have on a developing economy with the use of a case study looking at the impact that both day trades, and cross day trades have had on the Taiwan stock exchange using data from the period 1996 – 2000. The bibliography cites 15 sources.

  • Mekong Bottled Water Case Study

    This 3 page paper is based on financial reports supplied by the student concerning a water bottling firm. The paper interprets the financial results, pinpoints where the firm has problems and makes some suggestions to improve performance.

  • Merrimack Case Study; Accounting for Inventory LIFO and FIFO

    This 5 page paper is based on a case study supplied by the student and looks at the way changes in sales patterns and policy may impact on the cost of sales and the valuation of inventory. The paper starts by looking at a stock valuation and the production of an income sheet using last in first out (LIFO), then at changes in sales patterns which may impact on costs of goods/value of inventory. The change to first in first out (FIFO) is then considered, looking at the impact on the accounts and considering the ethical implications. The bibliography cites 4 sources.

  • Merrimack Tractors Case Study

    This 13 page paper looks at a case study of a firm that is considering make a change in accounting policy; to move from last in first out (LIFO) to first in first out (FIFO) inventory valuation methods. The impact that change may have ion the income statement are discussed and calculated, and issues such as ethical considerations are discussed. The bibliography cites 4 sources.

  • John and Mary Farmer Case Study

    This 4 page paper is based on a case study supplied by the student. Answering three questions the first part of the paper looks at whether or not activity based accounting methods would be suitable for agricultural businesses such as farms, the second part of the paper discusses potentially bad decisions that may be made where activity based accounting is not used and the last part of the paper reviews an article that supports the use of activity based accounting of fixed/variable cost accounting. The bibliography cites 3 sources.

  • Financial Management and Profitability

    A 5 page paper discussing the financial results of three fictional companies in the retail food industry for the purpose of assessing their attractiveness to investors. The adage, “Figures don’t lie, but liars figure” unfortunately has found new life with the scandal currently unfolding around Enron. Companies strive to post the highest profit margins possible and so be as attractive to investors as possible, but astute investors need to consider other points revealed by reliable and accurate balance sheets. Bibliography lists 3 sources.

  • Budgeting and Credit Management in Contemporary Society

    8 pages. This paper is a literature review about the importance of credit management in society today. This topic includes different types of budgeting as well, especially as is evident in the corporate world of credit management and budgeting. Bibliography lists 8 sources.

  • Managing Credit from the Perspective of a Creditor

    A 7 page paper discussing the perplexing possibilities of the origins and disposition of high consumer debt since the turn of the century. The landscape that currently exists is one not easily managed or navigated by credit managers. The much-touted recession now is being said to have been a phantom of everyone's imagination. Though other leading indicators have improved, layoffs continue to increase. In conditions such as these, the function of the credit manager can be seen as being socially significant. Bibliography lists 6 sources.

  • Machine Learning, Data Mining, and KM

    This 19 page paper looks at knowledge management and the use of data mining in conjunction with machine learning. The writer considers how this may add value to banking practices, such as managing and reducing risk, increasing marketing response rates, retaining customers and maximising the use of resources. The bibliography cites 22 sources.

  • 7 Risk Management Questions

    Seven risk management questions answered in 7 pages. Questions include defining risk; how risk differs for organizations and for individuals; comparison of qualitative and quantitative analysis and the worth of each; using multiple criteria in decision making; and the possibility of identifying all possible sources of risk. Other questions address the value of exercising risk management procedures on the risk management process and evaluation of the idea that if all sources of risk could be identified, then no risk exists. Bibliography lists 2 sources.

  • Decisions in Management Accounting Cases

    A 5 page paper assessing two management accounting cases. One addresses whether a one-location retail establishment should eliminate one department and expand another, one addresses the inability of a company’s board to determine where the company’s profits and losses lie due to inept accounting. Includes 3 tables. Bibliography lists 1 source.

  • Organizations and Currency Risk Management

    A 10 page paper discussing the external and internal need for managing the currency risk that organizations increasingly deal with as globalization continues to increase. The trend brings with it the need to equalize business results based on widely varying changes in world currencies. In recent years, the dollar has been strong relative to other major currencies of the world, and while good for the US economy, a dollar greatly stronger than other major world currencies creates a bevy of problems for multinational organizations. Because currency values are never static but can be depended on to regularly change in exchange value, organizations must devise measures that minimize the effects of that currency exchange rate movement. The paper provides several corporate examples, including Caterpillar, Merck, Honeywell and Dow Chemical. Bibliography lists 5 sources.

  • Hewlett Packard and Cost Management

    This 10 page paper considers the potential value that is perceived to occur when activity based costing (ABC), is implemented in an organisation. Discussing what is meant by activity based costing and the advantages and disadvantages the paper goes on to look at the implementation at Hewlett Packard at both the Boise Surface Mount Centre in Idaho and the Colorado Springs Division, one of which was successful, and one of which failed. The bibliography cites 9 sources.

  • Management Accounting and Errors Caused by Fixed Costs

    This 5 page paper looks at how fixed costs may cause errors management decisions. The paper looks at this in a logical manner, first explaining what fixed costs are and how if they are inaccurate they can lead to major mistakes in the information upon which decision are made, The paper then looks at how mistakes may be made in the way fixed costs are estimated. The bibliography cites 10 sources.

  • Management Accounting and the Source of Error Represented by Fixed Costs

    This 7 page paper considers how fixed costs may be a major cause of error in management accounting. The paper looks at how production techniques have changed and traditional cost accounting may be inappropriate due to increased fixed costs and falling direct labour costs leading to distortions and a domino effect. The bibliography cites 4 sources.

  • Investment and Commercial Banks' Management and Risk Assessment

    This 5 page paper considers the different types of risk assessment and management that may take place in commercial and investment banks. The paper gives examples of the tools used. The bibliography cites 5 sources.

  • Overview of Financial Management

    This 36 page paper considers different aspects of financial management. The paper is written in six parts which show hw to conduct a ratio analysis of some financial accounts, the example in the paper uses Hanson PLC, the value of life cycles costing as a way of controlling expenditure, overhead costing with examples of how overheads may be distributed, contribution per unit and the way that break even points, how to use general information to draw up a profit and loss account and a balance sheet, including discussion on what can and cannot be included. The paper then considers the proposed changes with FRED 22 which it the revision of FRS 3 and the different tools that can be used for investment assessment, including but not limited to NPV and IRR. The bibliography cites 16 sources.

  • Convenience Store Management Accounting

    A 4 page paper answering 5 questions of how a management accounting software package can assist convenience store owners to achieve greater profitability and operating efficiency by identifying those products that are most profitable. Every square inch of a convenience store is valuable to its management, and changes in the industry dictate that these stores operate with maximum efficiency. Store owners are learning that the highest profit margin items are not necessarily the most profitable ones to carry. Bibliography lists 3 sources.

  • Definitions Regarding Financial and Management Accounting

    This 3-page paper discusses the difference between management accounting (also known as cost accounting) and financial accounting. Also included is how management accounting reports can keep track of business operations. Bibliography lists 4 sources.

  • Risk Management and Financial Services

    A 13 page consultant’s report. A large financial services organization has posted impressive returns in recent years and its traders are among the best in the industry. The company has a poor image with the customer, however, and the Chairman is concerned with the increasing levels of risk that traders undertake in order to continue gaining those impressive returns. The Chairman has retained a risk management consultant to assess the situation. The report ends with recommendations for the company. Bibliography lists 8 sources.

  • Management and Financial Accounting Differences

    This 5 page paper explains the differences between management accounting and financial accounting. Each type of accounting is considered in turn, considering who the users of the accounts are, how they want to use them, and how this is reflected in their preparation and presentation. The bibliography cites 3 sources.

  • Management Accounting and Methods of Performance Assessment

    This 6-page paper focuses on various performance evaluations when it comes to management accouting systems. Systems discussed include cost accounting and activity based accounting. Bibliography lists 6 sources.

  • Effective Security Management Through Financial Management and Accounting Understanding

    This 10 page paper considers how, by understanding accounting systems and management accounting practices, security can be improved. The paper defines security and then looks at the potential areas of weakness that require understanding, including internal and external security threats. The bibliography cites 13 sources.

  • IAS 39 Problems

    This 3 page paper looks at the potential impact of IAS 39 on European companies with reference to the use of hedging as a tool to limit risk. The paper argues this could cause many of the problems that FAS 133 created in the US. The bibliography cites 6 sources.

  • Comparison of Ghana and UK Credit Management

    This 19 page paper is a comprehensive look at credit management in the UK and Ghana. The paper looks at how and why credit is so important to businesses, especially small retailers, with sections on managing debtors, credit control, credit worthiness and access to credit records, cash discounts, debt collection, remedies for bad debt and the role of governments. The paper focuses on comparison. The bibliography cites 18 sources.

  • Different Stakeholders, Single Set of Accounts, and Management Accounting

    This 16 page paper answers two questions. The first part considers the implementation and operation of systems of budgeting and budgetary and how they are very time consuming and discussing the extent to which this time is well spent. The second part of the paper discusses the view that it is impossible to satisfy the needs of different users with a single set of published accounts. The bibliography cites 10 sources.

  • Banking and MIS' Role

    This 5 page paper examines the role that management information systems (MIS) have in banking. The paper starts by defining an MIS and then looks at how they may be used within the bank and finance industry. The bibliography cites 4 sources.

  • Working Capital Management at Federal Express

    A 4 page paper discussing working capital management at Federal Express. Overall, it appears that FedEx deals with its working capital well, but it should not miss out on returns it could gain on the cash it holds. If FedEx truly has no short term investments, it should seek out some useful ones to use for better working capital management. Bibliography lists 4 sources.

  • Operations Management, Budget, and Budget Process

    This 10 page paper examines what it meant by the terms budget, and budget process and how these tasks fit in with an operations manager and the operations level of an organisations. The bibliography cites 15 sources.

  • Management and Financial Accounting

    A 6 page paper defining and providing examples of financial and management. Management accounting also provides decision-making tools, while financial accounting gives investors and regulatory agencies a view of how effective management's decision-making has been during the reporting period. Bibliography lists 6 sources.

  • The Aftermath of the Arthur Andersen Scandal

    This 3-page paper describes what happened to Arthur Andersen, from a financial accounting perspective, following Enron. Bibliography lists 2 sources.

  • Cost Reduction and Transport Investments

    This 10 page paper focuses on the premise that a useful way of treating many transport investments is to consider them merely as cost-reducing activities. Bibliography lists 6 sources.

  • Cash Budgeting at Lawrence Sports

    A 13 page paper assessing the weaknesses of Lawrence Sports' approach to cash budgeting; developing a new working capital policy for the company; and discussing the ethical implications of the new policy. Bibliography lists 6 sources.

  • In Depth Look at Columbia Sportswear

    This 17 page paper is an in-depth look at the Columbia Sportswear Company, a US firm selling outdoor wear, sportswear, footwear, accessories and equipment. The paper assessing the company from the 2004 annual accounts with an in-depth ratio analysis, identification of financial and strategic issues and an assessment of the opportunities, threats, strengths and weaknesses. The bibliography cites 5 sources.

  • VALUATION OF REEBY SPORTS

    This 3-page paper focuses on a case study dealing with valuation of a sports equipment shop. The typic includes discussion of future growth earnings and p/e ratios. Bibliography lists 2 sources.

  • Financial Management at Nike

    This 4 page paper gives a general overview of the way in which the financial department within the sports apparel company Nike operates, looking at the chief financial officer, and in considering the strategies which are utilized, including the way that financial risk is managed. The bibliography cites 4 sources.

  • Managing Finances and Ethics

    This 7 page paper examines ethics when it comes to financial management. This is discussed on both a personal and corporate level. Examples are given from different industries such as sports, medicine and the public sector. Bibliography lists 10 sources.

  • Questions on Exchange Rates

    This 6 page paper answers questions posed by the student. The paper looks at the benefits of using the sport market for currency exchange the role of Eurocurrency and the use of Eurobonds. The paper then considers the impact of interest rates on exchange rates and the ability of companies to predict future exchange rates. The paper ends with an example of how to calculate which loan a company should accept, where there are different interest rates in different countries. The bibliography cites 5 sources.

  • Strategy Models for Bank Frey

    This 10 page paper looks at the small private Swiss bank, Bank Fey, its’ background and strategy and then considers the way in which ‘The Art of Banking’ and blue ocean strategy might be useful to the bank. The bibliography cites 4 sources.

  • Lazard and the Investment Banking Industry

    This 42 page paper is written in two parts. The first and largest part is an examination of the investment banking industry using a range of models, including a PEST analysis, Porters Five Forces Model, strategic group mapping, price and quantity dynamics, game theory, Yip's global drivers, Porters Diamond, Barlett and Goshal's model and the Uppsala Model. The second part of the paper examines Lazard using the tools of Mckinsey's 7 S's Model, Ansoff's Matrix, Porters generic strategies, BCG Matrix and the blue ocean strategy. The bibliography cites 38 sources.

  • Economic Impact of Leveraged Buyouts

    A 7 page paper defining and discussing leveraged buyouts, junk bonds and the effect that they can have on the economy. At some point, asset prices generally become inflated and junk bonds can be based on little or no value in the underlying company. The paper ends with a quote from the Bible (Ecclesiastes 7:12), and a comment about how the prudent investor should deal with the issue of junk bonds. Bibliography lists 14 sources.

  • Mekong Bottled Mineral Water Report Assessment

    This 3 page paper looks at some financial reports and assesses the performance and issues of the firm and suggests ways to enhance performance.

  • PHAR-MOR, FRAUD AND ACCOUNTING

    This 5-page paper discusses how Phar-Mor was fraudulent with its accounting. "Ghost inventory" is discussed as well. Bibliography lists 3 sources.

  • Overview of Fair Value Accounting Uses

    This 4 page paper examines the use of fair value accounting, looking at what it is the how it is used according to various IAS and IFRS regulations. The paper then uses IAS 39 as an example to explore how this can impact on annual company accounts. The bibliography cites 5 sources.

  • MANAGEMENT ACCOUNTING IN ORGANIZATIONS

    This 3-page paper examines the concept of management accounting and explains its role in organizations. Bibliography lists 2 sources.

  • GAAP Pension Accounting

    A 3 page paper agreeing with the perspective that GAAP should rule how pension funds are reported. GAAP provides greater benefit to the organization relying on stock price, and it also reduces the volatility of the market-based approach. Bibliography lists 5 sources.

  • AUNT CONNIE'S COOKIES AND COST ACCOUNTING SYSTEMS

    This 3-page paper explains what cost accounting systems are and how they can be used to determine costs of producing a product. Bibliography lists 1 source.

  • Responsibility Accounting Applied to Coca-Cola

    A 3 page paper discussing the benefits and uses of responsibility accounting. The antidote to micromanaging is delegation, but with that delegation arises the need for managers delegated to, to be accountable for their decisions. Responsibility accounting fills that need and is practiced at many companies, including Coca-Cola. Bibliography lists 3 sources.

  • ACCOUNTING FRAUD

    This 12-page paper examines the financials fraud perpetrated by WorldCom, Tyco, Adelphia and ZZZZ Best. Bibliography lists 7 sources.

  • CelluClear Wireless Case Study

    This 4 page paper examines a case study provided by the student. CelluClear Wireless has the opportunity to gain a contract to provide 100,000 units but only has capacity for 70,000 without incurring opportunity costs. The different options are assessed and advice is given. The bibliography cites 5 sources.

  • BabyCare Ltd Case Study

    This 4 page paper looks a the case of BabyCare Ltd. The paper answers three questions, first there is an assessment regarding the attractiveness of the firm as an investment, the second part of the paper assesses the business model in terms of its use in an emerging market. The last part of the paper looks at the financing options that are presented to the firm.

  • Assessing the Financial Feasibility of a New Product

    This 10 page paper is based on a case study supplied by the student. Conch Republic Electronics are considering introducing a new model of PDA. The paper undertakes a financial assessment, looking at the payback period, the profitability index, the net present value and the internal rate of return. All calculations are shown.

  • Financial Case Study of Devon and Lincoin

    This 16 page paper examines a case study supplied by the student. Financial results for Devon are examined and compared with financial results of a competitor; Lincoin, and the industry. A potential project is assessed in terms of the financial benefits, using NPV calculation, a budget presented and potential sources of financing are considered. The bibliography cites 4 sources.

  • Assessment if a Contract for CelluClear Wireless

    This 6 page paper looks at a case supplied by the student, CelluClear have the opportunity to accept a large contract. The order is larger than their capacity and will involve opportunity costs. The situation is analysed in order to assess the best way for CelluClear to maximise profit. The bibliography cites 3 sources.

  • A Cost Analysis of Bridgeton

    This 6 page paper is based on a case study provided by the student. The company has been facing increased competition and reducing costs. The paper starts by reviewing the reasons for the difficulties in terms of cost control, identifying where costs have increased and giving general background to the case. The potential impact of outsourcing production of one product (manifolds) is considered in terms of the overhead costs and then projections are presented for the following year, one where production carries on a one-way production is outsourced. The paper ends with a recommendation. The bibliography cites 5 sources.

  • Business Decisions for Will Bury

    This 7 page paper is based on a case study provided by the student. Will Bury has developed a new product, and needs to develop a business plan and look at his pricing strategy. The paper presents relevant concepts and applies the, to the case and presents recommendations. The bibliography cites 4 sources.

  • How Should Starbucks Expand?

    This 7 page paper looks at a case provided the student, looking at the options that the firm has for expansion, including the launch of frappachino, and ice cream product and international expansion. The options are considered in terms of financial benefits. The bibliography cites 6 sources.

  • Valuing an IPO for JetBlue

    This 12 page paper is based on a case study supplied by the student. Based on information in the case study potential prices for shares in the company's IPO are calculated, models used include the dividend discount mode and ratios analysis. The different models are considered and a price is determined and justified. The bibliography cites 6 sources.

  • Financial Projections for Best Pastries

    This 3 page paper is based on a case study supplied by the student; using figures given in the case study the set up costs and revenue are projected. The bibliography cites 3 sources.

  • Preparing a Financial Projection

    This 4 page paper is based in a case study supplied by the student. A supermarket wants to increase their size opening a number of stores over the next five years; using the case study a financial projection for the next is completed. The bibliography cites 1 source.

  • Vanguard Case Study - Exchange Rate Exposure

    This 16 page paper is based on a case study supplied by the student, a company is considering utilizing hedging is options is a way of reducing exposure to currency exchange rate risks. The paper starts by identifying different influences that impact on currency exchange rates and the FOREX, identifies and discusses the various risks associated exchange rates, defines the discusses the use of options and then makes recommendations for the case study company. The bibliography cites 15 sources.

  • Projections for 2010 at the Patton-Fuller Community Hospital

    This 5 page paper is based on a case study provided by the student. The projected budget for 2010 calculated based on the figures provided in the case study, followed by an assessment of the budget looking at the potential underlying financial management issues and policies to assess strengths and weaknesses.

  • WACC and NPV For Guillerno Furniture Options

    This 7 page paper is a case study based on a case study provided by the student. Case requires an assessment of alternative strategies to be assessed using a net present value calculation. The paper starts but calculating weighted average cost of capital for the company, which is used as the discount rate in the net present value calculation. The net present value calculation for the two scenarios is then calculated, they are compared to each other, and to the existing scenario. The paper ends with a recommendation. The bibliography cites 1 source.

  • Calculating costs for a Chase Production Strategy and a Level Production Strategy

    This 7 page paper looks at the differences between a chase and a level manufacturing strategy, demonstrating the difference using a case study where the costs of both strategies are calculated and compared. The calculations are shown in full. The bibliography cites 5 sources.

  • Assessment of BabyCare

    This 10 page paper looks at a case study supplied by the student regarding investment into a new business in China selling baby goods. The paper answers three questions. To assess if the company is a good potential investment, to determine if the direct sales market suitable for emerging market and to evaluate the firms’ financing options. The bibliography cites 4 sources.

  • Financial Projections for the Airbus A3XX Project

    This 5 page paper is based on a case study supplied by the student, looking at the issues that Airbus faced in the developing the project and creating projected income statements, as well as NPV and IRR calculations.

  • osting at Johnson Beverage

    This 12 page paper examines a case study supplied by the student, Johnson Beverage Inc. have used absorption costing for many years to assess the profitability of the contracts they have with their customers. The paper looks at the way that have prepared costings and then developed an activity based approach to assess the accuracy of absorption costing, finding that it is misleading due to very different customer service costs for the different customer. The full calculations are shown and the results as well as the benefits of using activity based costing are discussed. The bibliography cites 5 sources.

  • Assessing Potential Strategies for the Lovely Scent Perfume Company

    This 3 page paper looks at a case study supplied by the student, assessing four different strategies designed to increase profits for a perfume company, assessing their impact on the costs and the profits before making a recommendation. The bibliography cites 3 sources.

  • Costing at Deny BFBS

    This 3 page paper looks at a case study supplied by the student and assesses the way costs are allocated to three offices, using absorption and fixed rate allocations, looking at the potential problems of this system and then makes recommendation for improving the system. The bibliography cites 3 sources.

  • Two Different Income Statements

    This 6 page paper is based on a case study supplied by the student and examines the way costs can be reported using two different types of income statement; the traditional approach using the concept of absorption costing and the use of contribution margin method. Each are demonstrated showing all calculations.

  • Costing at New Millennium Linen

    This 5 page paper looks at a case study supplied by the student. New Millennium Linen supplied three different types of shops; department stores, specialty shops and gift stores, the paper looks at different types of costing and using activity based costing to assess which type of store the firm should focus on selling to. All calculations are shown.

  • Assessing an Air Route

    This 4 page paper is based on a case study supplied by the student. The paper calculates the operating income for an existing flight route considers the potential impact of lowering the price and then assesses a proposed contract from a firm that wishes to charter the aircraft.

  • Panera Bread Financial Performance

    This 3 page paper is based on a case study supplied by the student. The financial performance of Panera Bread is examined looking at profitability, efficiency, liquidity and capital structure and then the closest competitor is identified.

  • Accounting Case Study

    This 3 page paper looks at a case study supplied by the student. The performance of a non-profit making community hospital; St Mary’s, is assessed over a period of four years and compared to a comparison group of other hospitals. The paper is based on the data provided in the case study. The bibliography cites 3 sources.

  • Accounts at Happy Hospital

    This 8 page paper looks at a case study supplied by the student and answers four questions regarding the accounts. The first part look at the trends seen in the payment of accounts receivable, the second part looks at the budgeting process, the third part considers the way that balance sheets and revenue statements are used. The last section considers the prevention of fraud and compliance issues. The bibliography cites 3 sources.

  • Activity Based Costing Case Study

    This 4 page paper is based on an accounting case study supplied by the student. The paper demonstrates the way that New Millennium Linen can assess their costs using traditional costing techniques and activity based costing.

  • Assessing Roof Options for Baderman

    This 5 page paper looks at a case study supplied by the student. A new roof is needed at a visitors center, there are three choices, asphalt, tile or composite tiles; each has different prices, different installation periods and different product life periods. The paper considers the different issues balancing life against cost in order to determine which option should be purchased.

  • Optimizing Profit for Clear Hear

    This 6 page paper is based on a case study supplied by the student. Clear Hear manufacture cellular telephones, there is a potential contract for 100,000 units, but the factory only has a capacity of 70,000. The paper looks at the options that are available in the case study and assesses the best solution. All calculations are shown. The bibliography cites 3 sources.

  • Allocation Assessment and Pricing for a Container Ship

    This 3 page paper is based on a case study supplied by the student. The first part of the paper looks at the way that the firm may choose to allocate space to different types of containers on their ships, the second part of the paper considers the way pricing decisions may be made. The bibliography cites 3 sources.

  • Discounted Cash Flow Analysis for Tottenham

    This 9 page paper looks at the case study provided by the student. Using discounted cash flow analysis the strategic choices of Tottenham Hotspur Plc analyzed in order to assess the impact on the company. The position of the future revenues is assessed and compared to an investment in a new stadium will stop the potential investment in the new player is also considered. The bibliography cites 10 sources.

  • Assessment of the Value Enhancement Plan at Ford

    This 7 page paper is based on a case study supplied by the student. In 2000 Ford introduced a value enhancement plan which included the distribution of additional shares and potential cash payments to shareholders. The paper looks at the situation, the problem the company itself, the alternatives that were available and assess of those alternatives before coming to a conclusion regarding whether or not the chosen solution was correct. The bibliography cites 2 sources.

  • Assessment of the Options for Guillermo Furniture Using Net Present Value

    This 7 page paper uses a case study supplied by the student. The owner of Guillermo Furniture has to make a decision, choosing from three strategic options. The paper assesses each of these options by calculating the net present value for each potential investment. All calculations are shown, including the calculation to obtain the relevant input figures.

  • Ratio Analysis of AS Ltd

    This 10 page paper is a financial analysis of a case study supplied by the student. The paper looks at the profitability, liquidity, efficiency and capital structure for three years 2007 – 2009 for a private engineering firm AS Ltd. All calculations are shown. The bibliography cites 4 sources.

  • Should Merck Licence Davanrik?

    This 10 page paper (including 1 page appendix) is based on a case study of Merck have the opportunity to license a new drug from LAB Pharmaceuticals, the drug which may have the potential to treat both depression and the obesity simultaneously. The case study examines whether or not Merck should make the investment, looking at the potential value the different outcomes, the risks involved and the potential costs. The bibliography cites 4 sources.

  • Financial Analysis of Laurentian Bakeries

    This 24 page paper undertakes an in-depth financial analysis of a case provided by the student. Laurentian Bakeries have the potential to make an investment in order to increase pizza production and enter a new market. The paper assesses the potential returns, calculating the revenues that may be created, overall impact on the firms costs and profits, and then uses these figures to undertake a net present value calculations. The bibliography cites 8 sources.

  • Cost Accounting Case Study - Clear Hear

    This 4 page paper looks at an accounting case study provided by the student, Clear Hear have the opportunity to increase revenues with a new contract for 100,000 cellular telephones, but they only have spare capacity for 70,000. The paper looks at differentiation and costs for the options to determine if the firm should accept the contract and assess how it should be fulfilled. The calculations used are included in the paper The bibliography cites 3 sources.

  • Production and Price Recommendation for Will Bury

    This 6 page paper looks at a case study supplied by the student, assessing the way that the finances of a firm may be managed to maximize profit by managing costs and looking at pricing in the context of elasticity. All calculations are shown. The bibliography cites 2 sources.

  • Income and Expenses at Patton Fuller

    This 3 page paper is based on a case study supplied by the student, looking at the different categories of revenues and costs in a set of accounts provided looking at what they are and what they represent. The bibliography cites 2 sources.

  • Value of Ratios

    This 4 page paper looks at a case study provided of a healthcare by the student, discusses the value of ratio analysis and presents the calculation and results of ratio calculations, discussing their relevance. The bibliography cites 2 sources.

  • Investment Assessment for Caledonia

    This 11 page paper is based on a case supplied by the student, assessing a potential investment. The paper is divided into questions a – k, assessing which types of cash flow or profit are important in the assessment of an investment and presenting calculations for the set up costs, incremental cash flow, net present value and internal rate of return calculations. The bibliography cites 5 sources.

  • FARM FINANCIAL STANDARDS COUNCIL: CASE STUDY

    This 4-page paper is a study pertaining to the Farm Financial Standards Council Case. Bibliography lists 3 sources.

  • Westchester COSO Case

    This 3 page paper is based on a case study provided by the student, which involves breaches of internal controls and a fraudulent expenses claim. The paper answers a set of questions regarding a fictitious company, concerning the way in which the COSO framework has been breached.

  • Acaria Communications and the Potential Closing of a Call Centre

    This 10 page paper looks at a case supplied by student, concerning a firm looking at closing an office. The first part of the paper assesses the performance of a company using a ratio analysis. The questions also look t the way costs are allocated, the performance of the offices and figures that would be needed to assess the impact of a closure. The bibliography cites 2 sources.

  • Revenue Assessment and Projected Income Statement for Micro Chip Computer Corporation

    This 3 page paper looks at a case study supplied by the student. The first part of the paper looks at the change in the net sales between 2004 and 2008 and considers if and how this may be used to assess future performance. The second part of the paper prepares and discusses a projected consolidated statement of operation for the following year based on the ratio method. The bibliography cites 2 sources.

  • Using CAPM and CGM to Calculate Stock Price for XYZ

    This 4 page paper uses data supplied by the student concerning the company XYZ, and uses this data to calculate the share price using the CAPM and CGM models at two different risk free rates. The P/E ratio model is also used. The results are compared to the actual market price of the share and reasons for diversity of the results are discussed. All calculations and formulas are shown. The bibliography cites 3 sources.

  • What Can be Done About UK Money Laundering

    This 50-page paper discusses money laundering and regulations in the UK. Topics discussed include what money laundering is and how it occurs, how terrorism and money laundering are linked, and the many regulations passed in an attempt to get rid of this crime. The paper includes a table of contents. Bibliography lists 11 sources.

  • About Mutual Funds

    This 3 page paper is basic research about mutual funds. Bibliography lists 7 sources.

  • Canada, the United States, the United Kingdom, and Mutual Funds

    This 5 page paper looks at mutual funds, their regulation, structure and development and market size comparing the UK with the US and Canada. The paper cites 7 sources.

  • Banking Finance Questions

    This 7 page paper looks at questions supplied by the student, working out the net interest, net interest margin, net profit, return on assets and return on equity and equity multiplier for a bank. The paper then consider the interest rate exposure and the type of swap needed, capital requirements, the issues between management and regulator and comments on actions the bank should take. The bibliography cites 3 sources.

  • NIKE INC. ACCOUNTING ANALYSIS

    This 3-page paper provides an analysis of Nike Inc.'s Form 10-K for FY ending May 31, 2011. Bibliography lists 2 sources.

  • Asset Allocation and Stochastic Optimization

    This 36 page paper considers the use of stochastic modelling in the determination of asset allocation. The paper considers multi-stage stochastic programming and stochastic dynamic programming by comparing this to other models that may be used in assessing the contents of investment portfolios. Other models considered include models with their origins in mean variance theory leading to CAPM, efficient market hypothesis and the Warren Buffet method. The bibliography cites 29 sources.

  • Assessment of the Options for Guillermo Furniture Using Net Present Value

    This 7 page paper uses a case study supplied by the student. The owner of Guillermo Furniture has to make a decision, choosing from three strategic options. The paper assesses each of these options by calculating the net present value for each potential investment. All calculations are shown, including the calculation to obtain the relevant input figures.

  • Call and Put Options

    This 5 page paper is written in three parts. The first part looks at the use of call options, and how call options and call options on futures are different. The second part of the paper looks at why put options may be sold and the risks associated with selling put options. The third part of the paper examines different influences on the premiums gained on the sale of call options. The bibliography cites 4 sources.

  • Triple Bottom Line Accounting And Organisational Profit Accounting

    This 3 page paper compares and contrasts triple bottom line accounting with organisational profit accounting and considers the different views and perspectives concerning the approaches. The bibliography cites 7 sources.

  • Outsourcing at Wachovia and the Bank of America

    Outsourcing has become a common strategy for firms looking to cut costs. However, this is not the only motivation to undertake outsourcing. This 18 page paper compares and contrasts Bank of America and Bank of Wachovia outsourcing decisions, negotiations, and solutions. The bibliography cites 11 sources.

  • Case Study on Financial Liability

    This 10 page paper considers a complex case provided by the student which involves a stockbroker and a client where trading has taken place over the clients limit resulting in the client owing money to the stockbroker. The client wishes to defend this and also make a counter claim for losses. The writer consider contract law, SFA regulations and the law of tort. This paper is based on English law. The bibliography cites 10 sources.

  • New Durable Medical Equipment Company in Maryland and Business Form

    A 4 page paper choosing a business form (LLC) for a new company and assessing the liability positions of senior managers at HealthSouth and RiteAid, two businesses operating a corporate form that could not protect senior management from charges of various types of fraud. HealthSouth's Richard Scrushy was the first to be tried under Sarbanes-Oxley; the RiteAid case began several years before the law went into effect. The point is that even though the corporate form of business ostensibly offers greater liability protection, it does not insulate corporate officers from being forced to assume liability for their actions. The LLC structure will be sufficient for protecting the owners from frivolous lawsuits, and they have no need to fear legitimate ones. Bibliography lists 4 sources.

  • Information on Managing a Portfolio

    6 pages. Any investor’s aim is to outdo the approximate 10.5 percent annual growth that the Standard & Poor’s 500 has composed over the last sixty or so years. The goal of every institution or investor, it seems, is to beat the S&P 500. However, not many are successful in this endeavor. This paper gives some information regarding managing a portfolio. Bibliography lists 7 sources.

  • Using Statistical Analysis and Explaining Probability

    This 3 page paper is written in two parts. The first part looks at the way a stock price was analysed with the use of past prices only and regression analysis. The second part of the paper looks at the way a student wants to describe probability of a series events, where individual probabilities of each event are already known and considers the way that the explanation may be improved. The bibliography cites one source.

  • Wall Street Theories Considered in A Random Walk by Burton Malkiel

    This 8-page paper is a review of Burton Malkiel's book "A Random Walk down Wall Street." The book discusses a variety of investment theories (supporting that of Modern Portfolio Management) and includes a summary of each of the four parts.

  • Starbucks Financial Analysis 2006 - 2008

    This 5 page paper is a financial analysis of Starbucks between financial years 2006, 2007 and 2008. The paper looks at liquidity, efficiency, debt and profit ratios. The bibliography cites 3 sources.

  • Managing Working Capital

    A 6 page paper discussing the need to limit working capital. At first glance, increasing working capital over time would seem to be advantageous for the organization. While the company needs to seek to increase revenues over time, increasing the amount of working capital available to it is not always in its best interests. The financial manager needs to know how to allocate capital, including limiting the amount of working capital that the company carries. Bibliography lists 5 sources.

  • Financial Ratios from Three Industries

    This 6 page paper looks at three companies in different industries; the service industry, manufacturing industry and the retail industry. A range of ratios are presented in compared by considering the difference in terms of industries as well as potential differences in accounting regimes. The 3 companies chosen are Disney Corporation, Lindsay Manufacturing and Tesco. The bibliography cites 5 sources.

  • Calculating Return in Investment

    This 3 page paper is based on a case study supplied by the student. A firm has invested in a project, the paper calculates the return on investment and discusses whether this is an appropriate measure and the potential pressures that the individual making the assessment may be facing if the firm is looking at making an initial public offering. The bibliography cites 2 sources.

  • CEMEX AND INVESTMENT IN INDONESIA

    This 5-page paper covers a case study concerning Cemex's investment in developing a cement plant in Indonesia. Questions such as return on investment and weighted cost of capital are discussed.

  • Investment Assessment Paper

    This 10 page paper looks at a music company that is going to invest in one of three albums. The paper assesses the investment, starting by looking at the returns of the different investments, creating a profit and loss account for each and assessing several ratios, such as return on capital employed. The paper then looks at the break even point, the margin of safety, the accounting rate of return and the return on investment. The last part of the paper considers the way a questionnaire may be out together to assess the potential market for each album. The bibliography cites 4 sources.

  • Net Present Value and Internal Rate of Return As Investment Assessment Tools

    This 3 page paper compares and contrasts the use of net present value (NPV) with internal rate of return (IRR) as an assessment tool to help with assessing potential investments or projects. Both of the tools are explained and then compared in order to determine which is superior. The bibliography cites 3 sources.

  • Comparative Analysis of Bank Based Systems and Dividend Signaling in Market Based Systems

    This 8 page paper considers the reasons why dividend signalling is more influential on the market and more demanded by the market in market based systems rather than bank based systems. The writer considers the way signalling may be seen as a mechanism that overcomes the problems of asymmetry of information in a more broadly based share ownership society. The bibliography cites 10 sources.

  • Comparative Analysis of Ask Jeeves and Yahoo Internet Search Engines

    This 3-page paper compares stock prices and stockholder equity between Yahoo and Ask Jeeves to determine the best stock for investment.

  • Investment Portfolio Development

    This 5 page paper considers how an investment portfolio may be put together using bond, equities and international securities with data from the past six months performance. The paper shows the student how different models may be used and the impact of factors such as risk profile, the need for liquidity and term. The bibliography cites 5 sources.

  • Skype's 2010 IPO

    A 3 page paper discussing the Dutch auction IPO used by Google and Morningstar as a possibility for the Skype IPO that likely will occur during the first half of 2010. The auction approach may be right for Skype, but if eBay chooses that route it should expect results more on the order of Morningstar than of Google. Bibliography lists 6 sources.

  • The Best IPO Approach for eBay and Skype

    This 4 page paper looks at the choices that eBay have in offering Skype for sale through an IPO. Google and MorningStar were both successful in the use of an online auction. The potential of an online auction is considered for this scenario and compared to the use of the traditional approach. The bibliography cites 4 sources.

  • Should eBay Undertake an Online Dutch Auction for the IPO of Skype?

    This 4 page paper considers choices faced by eBay in the way in which they may undertake an initial public offering for Skype. The potential for the IPO to use a traditional or online auction are considered, looking at the costs and risks and the potential different types of investors which may be attracted. The bibliography cites 3 sources.

  • Secondhand Smoke and Public Policy

    A 5 page research paper that discusses research and argues that smoking should be prohibited in all public places and work environments in order to protect the public from secondhand smoke. Bibliography lists 4 sources.

  • Starting a New Business in a Foreign Country

    This 4 page paper looks at a scenario where an entrepreneur wants to open a new Chick-fill-A restaurant in Russia. The paper is written in three parts. The first part presents some financial data, including budget and sales forecasts for the first two years. The way that exchange rate risks may be handled and sources of financing are also discussed. The bibliography cites 2 sources.

  • Allied Food Lemon Juice Case Study

    This 11 page paper looks at a case study supplied by the student. A company is looking at making an investment to expand and needs to assess the potential returns. The paper assesses the cash flows and looks at the NPV, IRR and payback period of the project and considers some potential influences such as changes in the terminal value and the cash flow. The bibliography cites 1 source.

  • Questions on Investment Values and Assessment

    This 4 page paper answers 3 questions set by the student. The first 2 questions concern the calculation present values for potential investments, over periods of 1, 2 and 3 years. The last question looks at three potential business plans and discusses which were may be most attractive for individual investor.

  • History and Financial Performance of the Great Atlantic and Pacific Tea Co.

    This 6 page paper examines this once proud company, looking at the history and the recent financial performance including a ratio analysis, before coming to the conclusion that this would be a very risky investment. The bibliography cites 6 sources.

  • Tax Reduction and Economic Systems

    This 5 page paper is written in two parts. The first part looks at the vehicles that may be used to reduce, income, capital gains and estate tax. The second part of the paper defines and explains the concepts of an open and a closed economy. Examples of both types of systems are discussed. The bibliography cites 4 sources.

  • Security Analysis Questions

    A 3 page paper answering 3 questions about security analysis. The paper includes a comparison of technical vs fundamental analysis, and comments on the effects of "what if" questions. Some of the topics are ROE; DuPont Identity; and effects of stock splits. Bibliography lists 5 sources.

  • The 2008-2009 Economic Crisis vs. The Great Depression

    This 3 page paper compares and contrasts the economic crisis of 2008-2009 with the Great Depression of the 1930s. Bibliography lists 7 sources.

  • A Paper Looking at Risk, CAPM, Beta, Time Value of Money, NPV and IRR

    This 16 page paper examines different issues concerned investment. The paper outlines the use and value of different concepts, including different types of risk, the Capital Asset Pricing Model, what is meant by the beta, the importance of the time value of money, the use of net present vlaue and internal rate of return calculations and how they compare. The bibliography cites 11 sources.

  • Calculating Future and Present Values of Investments

    This 6 page paper looks at the concept of the time value of money, defining the term and then examining how and why it is useful for financial managers. The paper then answers a set of questions requiring calculations to assess time value of money issues. These include calculating future values of exiting investments and present values of future revenue. All calculations are shown. The bibliography cites 4 sources.

  • Present and Future Value Questions

    This 13 page paper provides answers a set of five questions asked by the student, requiring calculations concerning the time value of money. These include calculating future values of existing funds compounding interest, as well as present value calculations, and calculations to assess investment in investment amounts needed, as either a lump sum or an annual contribution, in order to gain a target amount at a specific future date. The paper provides the answers and explains the way in which the calculation should take place. The calculations are also shown. The bibliography cites 2 sources.

  • Time Value of Money

    This 4 page paper looks at different aspects concerning the time vlaue of money. The paper explains interest rates and compounding, present value and future value of investments, opportunities costs, annuities and the rule of ’72. The bibliography cites 3 sources.

  • Investment Capital Issues

    A 4 page paper answering several venture capital questions. One discusses an entrepreneur's (Heather Evans) quest for locating venture capital; another asks for comparison of standard venture capital advice and requirements between the US and companies in SE Asia. The paper also discusses entrepreneurship, intrapreneurship and other related topics. Bibliography lists 2 sources.

  • Capital Raising in an Entrepreneurial Business

    This 11 page paper is a 9 slide PowerPoint presentation looking at the way in which an entrepreneur may raise finance. Financing through angels, venture capital, debt and equity are all discussed, looking at the advantages and disadvantages and stages of the business where each option may be appropriate. The bibliography cites 4 sources.

  • Proctor and Gamble; The Acquisition of Wella AG

    This 14 page paper examined the acquisition of Wella by proctor and Gamble. The paper looks at the different reasons that may have motivated the acquisitions and the reaction of the investors and the share prices before and after the acquisition took place. The bibliography cites 13 sources.

  • Forecasting for On Your Mark

    A 3 page paper discussing forecasting and budgeting at an apparel manufacturer. The result of the combination of an accurate forecast and a budget based on that forecast is function at optimum levels for the organization's success. Bibliography lists 5 sources.

  • Present Value of Contracts for Billy Wilson

    This 8 page paper looks at a case study supplied by the student and calculates the present value for four different contracts discounting them into today's value. The influence of a change in the discount rate, assessment of best contract and calculation of net value after commission and tax are all included. The paper shows all calculations.

  • Student Supplied Case Study and Financial Analysis of Panorama Inc.

    This 4 page paper considers a case study provided by the student and answers three questions. The first questions discusses what ratios may be used when a company is looking for a strategic partner. The second looks at what non financial ratios could be used to help persuade financial analysis that a company is a good investment and the last part of the paper is a brief ratio analysis of the case study company over the last three years. The bibliography cites 1 source.

  • Choosing a Trading Partner

    This 10 page paper looks at a case study provided b the student. The scenario is a firm is looking to expand and has a choice of three companies. The paper looks at the financial and non financial information that can be used to make the decision. The case study was supplied with a set of accounts for each potential trading partner which are used to calculate profit, efficiency and liquidity ratios. The bibliography cites 4 sources.

  • Contribution and NPV Questions

    This 9 page paper is written in two parts. The first part shows the student how to calculate the fixed and variable costs and calculate the break even point and profit levels for a case study provided by the student. The second part of the paper shows how to use net present value to calculate if an investment is worthwhile using another case study provided by the student.

  • Capacity Questions for Telemarketing Incorporated (TI)

    This 4 page paper is based on a case study supplied by the student answering a set of 14 questions concerning the calculation of capacity and utilization of capacity in a fictitious call center of Telemarketing Incorporated (TI).

  • Preparation of a Balance Sheet and an Income Statement for Mr Chips

    This 9 page paper looks a a case study supplied by the student and uses the figures provided to create an income statement and a balance sheet. All calculations undertaken to prepare the statements are explained and demonstrated. The paper then discusses the reason why doubtful debts need to be deducted and the concept of deprecation. The bibliography cites 4 sources.

  • Comparison between 2008 and 2009 for Patton-Fuller Hospital

    This 7 page paper looks at a case study provided by the student. The balance sheet and the revenue and expense sheet for two years are compared to identify the areas where significant changes have taken place. The changes are discussed. The 7 pages include the appendices with spreadsheets comparing the two years showing the calculations. The bibliography cites 3 sources.

  • Useful Financial Concepts for the Guillermo Furniture Store

    Guillermo Furniture Store and Use of Concepts of Competitive Economic Advantage, Value and Economic Efficiency and Observing This 3 page paper is written to complement a fictitious case study provided by the student. The concepts of competitive economic advantage, value and economic efficiency and observing financial transactions are discussed in the context of Guillermo Furniture Store, describing each of the concepts and looking at how they may be useful in business decision-making. The bibliography cites 3 sources.

  • Get Well Accounting Case Study

    This 3 page paper looks at a case study supplied by the student, using figures given in order to assess the break even point and to determine which procedures are the most profitable.

  • Cost Issues for Gillermo

    This 8 page paper answers questions concerning costs on a fictitious case study provided by the student. The first question looks at is an understanding cost relationships, question discusses a suitable control mechanism, the first question the breakeven point for the options and the last question shows calculations for return on investment, residual earnings and EVA. The bibliography cites 4 sources.

  • Creating a Income Statement

    This 3 page paper is based on a case study provided by the student. Figures are given for a revenue range and percentages for costs for a bookstore, using the instructions a profit statement is created for a period of six months, and the percentage of profit in is to be retained to achieve an investment at the end of the six month period is calculated.

  • Recommending Investment Class Choices

    This 3 page paper is based ion a case study supplied by the student, with the aim of making recommendations on the split between cash, bonds and common shares that should be advised for a risk adverse couple that need both income and capital growth. The bibliography cites 3 sources.

  • Assessing Guillermo Furniture Investment Alternatives

    This 10 page paper is based on a fictitious case study supplied by the student.Guillermo Furniture need to make changes and have two potential options; this paper examines the different options from a financial perspective, considering the potential value of the alternatives using different valuation techniques, including net present value, compares them with a third option of making the changes. The bibliography cites 4 sources.

  • Assessment of Options for Guillermo Furniture

    This 12 page paper is based on the case study of Guillermo Furniture. The paper assesses the different alternatives that are available and makes a recommendation along with detailed justification and then presents a five year pro forma cash flow budget. The bibliography cites 3 sources.

  • Guillermo Assessment and 3 NPV Calculations

    This 10 page paper is based on a case study supplied by the student. Guillermo Furniture has three potential options for their future strategy. The paper looks at the different ways that the investment may be assessed, assesses each using NPV calculations and considers the value of a sensitivity analysis. The bibliography cites 3 sources.

  • NPV Cost Calculations for New Economy Transport

    This 4 page paper is based on a case study supplied by the student. A transport company has three options, two are refurbishing a ship and the third is buying a new ship. Each of the options is assessed for cost using NPV calculations.

  • Valuing a Firm

    This 15 page paper looks at a case study supplied by the student. The first part of the paper looks at a range of methods that may be used to value a firm that is not traded on the stock exchange, including net assets, net cash flow and dividend modes as well as the super profits model. The paper then goes on to consider the methods used, why they were used and potential alternatives.

  • McBride Case Study - Problems and Solution

    This 8 page paper is based on a case study supplied by the student, McBride Financial Services, a fictitious company, are facing challenges, they need to adapt and change and meet regulatory requirements. The paper gives a problem solution. Looks at the issues and opportunities, considers the stakeholder perspectives, the potential solutions and the presents optimal solution. The bibliography sites 4 sources.

  • The Commercial Choice between Equity and Debt As Capital

    This 5 page paper considers the case study supplied by the student concerning American Superconductor Corp., where the company has decided to switch capital raising using debt for capital raising using equity. The advantages and disadvantages associated which each of these choices is assessed before a recommendation is made regarding the best source of capital for the company. The bibliography cites 5 sources.

  • Income and WACC Assessment For Guillermo Furniture Limited

    This 6 page paper is written using a fictitious case study provided by the student. The options faced by the firm are assess, the net income is calculated and the weighted average cost of capital is assessed. All calculations are shown. The bibliography cites 2 sources.

  • Developing a Project Budget

    This 4 page paper is based on a case study provided by the student. A company is to undertake a project to examine the process of manufacture of widgets, with the aim of improving the process. The paper presents situation of way in a single take place, identifying different direct overhead costs, creating a time phased budget considering how costs may be reduced and assessing potential risks. Bibliography cites 5 sources.

  • Budget Variance

    This 5 page paper is based on a case study supplied by the student. Several areas of expenditure identified within management accounts, with the actual spending compared the budget spending, presented some speculation regarding possible reasons for the variance. The second part of the paper considers potential benchmarks which may be utilized in order to increase the accuracy of future forecasting. The bibliography cites 3 sources.

  • WACC and NPV for Gilliermo

    This 7 page paper is based on a case study supplied by the student. Gilliero Furniture has to make a decision regarding three potential strategies. The paper examines these from a financial perceptive, calculating the weighed average cost of capital (WACC) and using this to undertake three net present value (NPV) calculations. The bibliography cites 3 sources.

  • FRB's History

    This 10 page paper takes a look at the much discussed FRB headed by Alan Greenspan. Its origin and reason for existence are explored along with opinions on how it has fared. Opinions from both sides are discussed. Bibliography lists 7 sources.

  • Overview of GTE

    This 10 page report discusses GTE, one of the world's largest telecommunications companies. In the United States, GTE provides local service in 28 states and wireless service in 17 states; nationwide long-distance and internetworking services ranging from dial-up Internet access for residential and small-business consumers to Web-based applications. Outside the United States, the company serves more than 7 million telecommunications customers. Current merger issues with Bell Atlantic are also discussed. Bibliography lists 10 sources.

  • IMF's History and Performance

    This 25 page paper looks at the development and history of the IMF, its' aims and goals, and how they may be criticized as needing reform. The writer then goes on to illustrate this argument for reform by looking as specific countries including the UK, South Korea, Indonesia, Russia and Argentina. The bibliography cites 20 sources.

  • Business History and Management

    A 4 page paper discussing this question: “Does the ‘managerial revolution’ in leading industrial nations explain their competitiveness and growth performance?” The structure and function of the integrated managerial enterprise is credited in the view of many with giving rise to large firms and enabling them to achieve success, but others claim that this explanation is not sufficient outside of the rapid growth of big business in the later years of the 20th century. Bibliography lists 4 sources.

  • Central Banking in England

    AThis 38 page paper considers how central banks developed and their original purpose. The general history and development is examined through the use of a case study which examines the creation of the Bank of England. The original purpose of central banks were as bankers to the government, with a principle task of funding wars. The responsibilities such as printing legal tender, monetary stability and lender of last resort all emerge following the success as a funding source for war. An initial benefit of a central bank was also the creation of a credit economy, allowing economic growth to take place at an unprecedented rate. The looks at the development of the Bank of England and tools used such as the Gold Standard and then applies the lessons to more recent central bank developments such as the creation and success of the Bundesbank, looking for commonalities that may be indicators of success. This is then applied to the current position of the European Central Bank, (ECB) in order to assess how successful the ECB will be in the future. The bibliography cites 59 sources.

  • Information on Managing a Portfolio

    6 pages. Any investor’s aim is to outdo the approximate 10.5 percent annual growth that the Standard & Poor’s 500 has composed over the last sixty or so years. The goal of every institution or investor, it seems, is to beat the S&P 500. However, not many are successful in this endeavor. This paper gives some information regarding managing a portfolio. Bibliography lists 7 sources.

  • 2 Trade Textbooks on Investment and Mathematics Reviewed

    A 3 page overview of Nicholas Dunbar's "Inventing Money: The Story of Long-Term Capital Management and the Legends Behind It" and Roger Lowenstein's "When Genius Failed: The Rise and Fall of Long-Term Capital Management". Each of these books detail specific mathematical applications in the finance trade. The author of this paper explores their coverage of the Black-Scholes Formula and its role in the collapse of the massive hedge fund Long-Term Capital Management. Bibliography lists 3 sources.

  • Margin Trading and Its Potential Impact on Developing Market Stock Exchanges; Literature Review

    This 26 page paper is written in the form of a literature review looking at areas which would need to be considered in a paper assessing the impact of margin trading on either developing or developed countries. The paper defines margin trading, explains how it takes place including margin accounts and the call margin. The potential impacts that margin trading can have on the markets is then discussed including pyramiding and depyramiding and potential stabilizing impacts. The bibliography cites 20 sources cited.

  • Internal Accountants and Small Business

    A 12 page literature review examining the value of accountants to the small business. The literature review is for use in a study of small businesses in which they will be surveyed regarding the sources of the accounting expertise they use, for the purpose of relating accounting presence and business failure. The original purpose of this literature review was to locate and discuss articles focusing on small businesses’ use and employment of accounting personnel in support of an upcoming study of that relationship and its effect on the course of development of the small enterprise. No such specific information appears to be available, however, a surprising discovery in light of the critical nature of efficient and optimal operation of business of any size. Despite the dearth of information directly related to the proposed hypotheses for the study, the information that does exist points to the need for the proposed study. Bibliography lists 19 sources.

  • Huge Company Costing Systems

    A 9 page paper examining production costs at Huge Company and developing an alternative costing system that better reflects the true costs of operation according to job type and machine type. The paper calculates costs under the existing system and then under the proposed alternative system, concluding with a literature-based discussion of how Huge Company can use the resulting information to perform with greater efficiency and profitability. Bibliography lists 3 sources.

  • American Airline Industry Fortunes and Yield Management Impact

    A 9 page paper on the positive financial effects that yield management pricing has had on the major airlines of the U.S., exhibited by a $2.5 billion industry-wide profit after posting losses of over $13 billion over the previous four years combined. With the major airlines' increased financial health, they are better able to compete not only with each other, but against the newer, smaller airlines that would like to create a secondary market in areas not well-served by the major carriers. The major airlines, however, are using all their new-found financial might to drive the smaller ones out of their markets and then follow with increased fares when the threat of competition is gone. Bibliography lists 7 sources.

  • Analyses of Operations Management and Finance

    This 6 page paper includes several hypothetical and actual situations, as presented or requested by a student, in order to explore several topics pertinent to business administration. Included is an analysis of Intel, inclusive of a liquidity ratio calculation and cash flow analysis. Information on financing debt is explored in a fictitious letter and a case study involving the expansion of a hotel is provided. Finally, a service delivery model is presented and assessed. Bibliography lists 4 sources.

  • Management Accounting Analysis of the Master Budget

    A 25-page paper that presents an overview of the master budget along with a discussion of the advantages and disadvantages involved in its use. Also included is a discussion of the changing world of management accounting and the direction it is predicted to take over the next few years. Bibliography lists 16 sources.

  • Management Accounting and Technology

    A 6 page paper examining some of the ways that technology has influenced management accounting. Examples are from the manufacturing perspective, particularly as it applies to a Just-In-Time (JIT) system. Some authors believe that increased technology also increases risk, but the general attitude is that as technology continues to evolve, so will the capabilities of management accounting. Bibliography lists 13 sources.

  • IPO AND WEIGHT WATCHERS

    This 3-page paper reviews some of the steps of an IPO, and examines the balance sheet and public offering for Weight Watchers Inc. Bibliography lists 2 sources.

  • The Weight Watchers IPO

    This 3 page paper examines the initial public offering of Weight Watchers International. The paper looks at the number of shares offered, the share price, the use of funds raised, the reaction of the market and the impact on control of the company. The bibliography cites 5 sources.

  • Dell Computer's Capital Sources

    A 3 page paper identifying Dell’s sources of capital and estimating its Weighted Average Cost of Capital (WACC). Sources are investors’ capital, revenues from business operations and debt financing. Based on Dell’s 2003 Annual Report. Bibliography lists 5 sources.

  • Next Capital Structure Compared with Other Retailers

    This 8 page paper examines the capital structure of Next and compares it to Marks and Spencer and Wal-Mart, who operate as Asda in the UK. The paper looks at the debt to asset ratio, the debt to equity ratio, the impact on earnings per share and the weighted average cost of capital. The bibliography cites 4 sources.

  • The Cost of Executive Pay

    This 7 page paper considers the level of executive pay in the US and the UK and assesses whether or not the higher levels seen here, compared to countries such as Germany and Japan have a social and economic damaging impact. The bibliography cites 10 sources.

  • Working Capital Management at Federal Express

    A 4 page paper discussing working capital management at Federal Express. Overall, it appears that FedEx deals with its working capital well, but it should not miss out on returns it could gain on the cash it holds. If FedEx truly has no short term investments, it should seek out some useful ones to use for better working capital management. Bibliography lists 4 sources.

  • WORKING CAPITAL MANAGEMENT: AN OVERVIEW

    This 3-page paper focuses on the concept of working capital management, what it is, and what companies use it more effectively. Bibliography lists 5 sources.

  • Investment Terminology and Capital Budgeting

    This 3 page paper looks at different aspects of capital budgeting and investment explaining the meanings of the payback period, the internal rate of return, sunk and opportunity costs and working capital. The bibliography cites 3 sources.

  • Evaluating Organizations that are Competing to Receive Contributions

    A 5 page paper that evaluates 4 different 501c.3 charitable organizations to choose two for the distribution of $300,000 in contributions. The writer compares the four organizations on the basis of whether the meet the goals of their mission statements and how they use the donations they receive. In the end, the writer chooses just two of the four to receive donations.

  • Evaluation of Consumer Credit Scoring

    This practice is evaluated in a 6 page paper which focuses on the banking industry. The pros and cons of using a single score to evaluate consumer loans are provided. Bibliography lists 6 sources.

  • Self Correction Changes and Floating Exchange Rate System

    This 2 page report discusses the floating exchange rate system and how it generates self-correcting changes and eliminates balance-of-payments deficits and surpluses. What happens when a country adopts a fixed exchange rate and the 'defends' its currency when investment funds dry up is also briefly discussed. The example of Thailand is used to explain the concept. Bibliography lists 2 sources.

  • Formulas for International Exchange Rate

    This 17 page research essay describes and explains the factors involved in determining international exchange rates using Krugman's formulas as a point of reference and emphasis. The Bretton-Woods Agreement is first described in terms of its articles referring to exchange rates; the collapse of Bretton-Woods is discussed along with the results of the breakdown in the system. Target Zones have been widely discussed as the upper and lower boundaries within which to hold the exchange rates; Krugman is the first to offer formulas to describe the dynamics of money within target zones. His formulas are presented and explained. Bibliography lists 7 sources.

  • BankBoston and Fleet Financial Consolidation

    A 9 page paper discussing the merger of New England's largest banking institutions and including a brief discussion of the trend of consolidation within the financial industry. Banking industry analysts watch the melding of the two dissimilar companies with interest and warnings of increased operations risk, but with optimism for the new organization's ultimate success. Individual investors and banking customers, however, are far less charitable and the Federal Reserve is watching the evolution with an eye toward ensuring that adequate competition exists in New England when the two entities combine to form the nation's eighth-largest bank. Fleet Financial will need to ensure that investors and customers are contented enough so that it maintains earnings; otherwise, the new organization could itself become the takeover target of a still-larger bank. Bibliography lists 12 sources.

  • Economic Wealth and the GDP Measurement

    A 3 page paper on the differences between GDP and GNP. The writer also talks about why the GDP is not an accurate measure of economic wealth, and what would be some things that we could do differently

  • An Examination of the Economy In Depth

    The economy is examined in this 12 page paper which includes a number of charts and focuses on several indicators. Variables such as the unemployment rate, the GDP, and the CPI are examined. Speculation as to the future of the U.S. economy is also explored. Bibliography lists 12 sources. Eco

  • Consumer Interest Rates and the Impact of the Federal Reserve System

    A 6 page economic analysis of how the Federal Reserve, the nation s central bank, affects interest rates in all areas of consumer activity and can either boost or hold back economic growth by means of interest rate manipulation. Though the Fed is interest rate charged to commercial banks, the discount rate, is the most visible means of economic manipulation, it is by no means the only one available. There are other avenues the Fed can choose, each with varied results but with the same overall effect that of controlling economic growth through interest rates. Bibliography lists 5 sources.

  • Government and Banking Role of the US Federal Reserve System

    This 9 page report discusses various aspects of the United States' Federal Reserve System. How and why Federal Reserve Banks were created, what their role is in government and banking, as well as the role of the Chairman and the Board of Governors are covered. Bibliography lists 9 sources.

  • 21st Century Banking

    This 10 page paper discusses changes in the banking industry and what people have to look forward to in the twenty-first century. The Y2K problem is noted. Bibliography lists 10 sources.

  • White Wheat Futures and Derivative Market Analysis

    This 5 page paper analyzes a sample futures contract in white wheat. Both a practical and technical analysis is performed and an overview on derivatives is provided. Bibliography lists 6 sources.

  • Movement from Investment to Retailing

    This 8 page report discusses some of the issues involved in the process of what had once been purely an investment company expanding into the area of retailing. The writer points out that in order to make the move to retailing the organization must understand that retailing is as much about performance as it is about product. Bibliography lists 5 sources.

  • Overview of GTE

    This 10 page report discusses GTE, one of the world's largest telecommunications companies. In the United States, GTE provides local service in 28 states and wireless service in 17 states; nationwide long-distance and internetworking services ranging from dial-up Internet access for residential and small-business consumers to Web-based applications. Outside the United States, the company serves more than 7 million telecommunications customers. Current merger issues with Bell Atlantic are also discussed. Bibliography lists 10 sources.

  • Financial Diversification and PepsiCo

    4 pages in length. This paper explains the aspects of financial diversification. Numerous studies have been conducted which point to the conclusion that financial diversification is not a cure-all for the disease known as business risk. While the focus of the paper is on PepsiCo this information can be applied to any company. Bibliography lists 6 sources.

  • Stock Options

    Understanding stock options: 15 pages in length. Goes into great detail in discussing the definition of stock options, history of stock options, employee stock grants and controversies in the field. Bibliography lists 8 sources. JGAstock.doc

  • Citigroup, A Merged Company

    This 11 page paper investigates Citigroup Inc, the name that emerged from the merger between Citicorp and Travelers. Sections include: a general overview of the banking industry, historical overview of Citicorp, the Board of Directors, major top executives of the new corporation, subsidiaries, a narrative describing the co-CEOs of this megacorporation, and the stock share prices for the first week of each month during 1998. Citicorp was already one of the world's largest credit card companies and Travelers Group was one of the largest insurance companies. Together they have formed one of the world's largest financial services company. The 'marriage,' which included the two CEOs to jointly lead the new corporation has not been without problems. Due to changes recently made, they may now be on the way, however, to a much smoother operation as well as to greater profits. 1 illustration. Bibliography lists 11 sources.

  • Connection Between Public Relations and Public Option

    5 pages. Describes the relationship between public option and public relations. The theoretical and social implications are discussed. There is a distinct relationship between public option and public relations. We find that there are not only social implications but also theoretical implications that arise when considering these two items. It is becoming increasingly popular for small-scale companies to raise capital with a limited public offering. These small companies are able to offer stock to the public without the mountainous paperwork associated with the full-scale offerings of larger companies. Bibliography lists 4 sources.

  • The Financial Situation of the American Express Company

    A 5 page research paper that analyzes the recent financial situation of American Express. The writer gives background on the company before discussing its current marketing strategy and offering recommendations as to whether or not American Express stock is a good investment. Bibliography lists 1 source.

  • England's 1999 Rise in Interest Rates

    This 7 page paper presents a critical analysis of the rise in interest rates brought on by the Bank of England. An overall macroeconomic analysis is provided along with explanations of monetarism versus Keynesian economic theory. Projections for the future health of the English economy are included. Bibliography lists 9 sources.

  • Analyzing the Prices of Coca Cola Stock

    This 5 page paper looks at fluctuations in price of this popular stock, primarily over the last part of the 1990s and through the start of the twenty-first century. Short term projections are provided. Information on changes within the company are noted. Bibliography lists 6 sources.

  • Overview of Intel

    This 5 page paper provides an overview of this well known firm and pays particular attention to its role as a socially responsible company. The company's mission statement is included and several financial quotes are provided. Bibliography lists 6 sources.

  • Mortgage and Savings' Interest Rates

    This 10 page paper looks at interest rates on mortgages and savings. A short history of the banking industry is included in this paper that contemplates why banks charge so much for loans. High interest rates on credit cards are discussed. Charts including various interest rates are included. Bibliography lists 15 sources.

  • Banking System in Canada

    A 9 page research that focuses on the proposed mega-mergers in the Canadian banking system, using Les Whittington's book. Bibliography lists 6 sources.

  • A Motorola Corporation Financial Analysis

    7 pages. Provides a complete financial analysis as well as a brief history of the company and explanation of each ratio and summary of the findings. This is a paper that can be applied to present any company as all steps of the analysis are fully explained. Bibliography lists 5 sources.

  • Decisions of the Federal Reserve Bank and its Impact

    This 6 page paper provides an overview of the Federal Reserve Bank and examines its relationship to Wall Street. Several events between 1998 and 2000 are examined to evaluate the specific relationship between interest rate hikes and market movements. Bibliography lists 10 sources.

  • April 2000 on Wall Street

    This 5 page paper critiques an article that appeared in the Wall Street Journal in the tumultuous month that witnessed plunges in the Nasdaq. Specific information is provided and Microsoft is discussed. Bibliography lists 5 sources.

  • Analyses of Operations Management and Finance

    This 6 page paper includes several hypothetical and actual situations, as presented or requested by a student, in order to explore several topics pertinent to business administration. Included is an analysis of Intel, inclusive of a liquidity ratio calculation and cash flow analysis. Information on financing debt is explored in a fictitious letter and a case study involving the expansion of a hotel is provided. Finally, a service delivery model is presented and assessed. Bibliography lists 4 sources.

  • A Walmart Financial Analysis

    6 pages in length. A company analysis and description of such things as growth rate, trend analysis and stock. Includes graphs. Bibliography lists 4 sources.

  • 1999 and 2000 Performance of the Disney Company

    This 5 page paper provides an overview of the company with a focus on how the company did during 1999 and 2000. Charts are included to illustrate a five year trend. The company is assessed and projections made. Bibliography lists 5 sources.

  • LBO Phenomenon

    This 24 page paper explores the phenomenon of the leveraged buyout, taking the reader from the turbulent eighties to the gentler buyouts of the 1990's and into the twenty-first century where projections are made. The LBO is defined and many examples are provided. Bibliography lists 16 sources.

  • Responsibility Accounting; The Concept, Its’ Advantages and Disadvantages

    This 5 page paper examines the idea of responsibility accounting looking at the underlying concepts, the use of responsibility centres and the associated advantages and disadvantages of the responsibility accounting system. The bibliography cites two sources.

  • Are Accounting Reforms And Legislation Are The Only Means By Which The Accounting Profession Will be Able To Regain Public Trust And Re-Establish Its’ Credibility?

    This 8 page paper considers the issues in terms of trust and credibility in the accounting profession. The writer argues that historically public trust has been regained as loop holes and standards have been bettered. Using the example of Enron and comparing US and UK accounting and auditing standards the case is made for increasing levels of regulations to overcome the fears and difficulties associated with the causes of mistrust. The bibliography cites 10 sources.

  • Case Study on Personal Finance

    This 11 page paper considers a case study supplied by the student, looks at the risks and cover a couple have in regard life assurance, disability cover, medical insurance and general insurance. The paper outlines the strength and weaknesses of the position and gives advice regarding actions to be taken and advisable generic policies. The bibliography cites 2 sources.

  • Hedge Funds

    This 6 page paper examines hedging funds and the insurance market. The first part of the paper discusses the role and problems associated with hedge funds, the second part of the paper considers the general problems wit the regulation of the insurance markets in the US. The bibliography cites 5 sources.

  • Hedge Funds

    This 6 page paper looks at hedging funds. The fist part of the paper discusses the role and problems associated with hedge funds, the second part of the paper considers the regulation of the market. The bibliography cites 5 sources.

  • Hedge Fund Problems

    This 15 page paper provides an overview of hedge funds, with attention on George Soros's windfall in 1992 that almost broke the English bank. Also discussed is the Asian monetary crisis and the role of hedge funds in that crisis. The effect of these funds on economies is the focus of the paper. Bibliography lists 8 sources.

  • Cash Flow Analysis of Kodak

    This 4 page paper examined the Kodak Eastman cash flow statements for the financial years 2005 – 2007. The analysis looks at the areas of concern, trends that are seen and positive aspects of the statements. The bibliography cites 4 sources.

  • THE PURPOSE OF STATEMENT OF CASH FLOWS

    This 7-page paper focuses on the purpose of a statement of cash flows (cash flow statement) and what it is. Also discussed are cash flow ratios. Bibliography lists 4 sources.

  • Specific Issues Related to Cash Flow at a Small Company

    A 3 page paper assessing the cash position of an outsourcing firm, Perform, Inc. Perform has grown at impressive rates in the past several years, but its free-spending ways and poor debt management have reduced its profit margin from 15 to 1 percent. The paper concludes that Perform does have a cash flow problem, but that sound management and attention to costs can positively affect its cash position. Bibliography lists 1 source.

  • The Use of Cash Flow Statements and the Significance of Assessments

    This 10 page paper demonstrates how cash flow statements should be drawn up in compliance with FRS1, and how they can be analysed once drawn up.

  • Valuation and Cash Flows at Garmin

    This 4 page paper looks at the way that Garmin shares might be valued when new shares are to be issued, how a new device may be designed to ‘track bad guys’, the potential impact than this may have on earnings and presents a present value earnings calculation for the firms cash flow over a period of five years. The bibliography cites 2 sources.

  • Disney Corp.; Current Assets And Liabilities And Cash Management

    This 7 page paper looks at the Disney Corporation between the years 2005 and 2007. The changes in the levels of the current assets and current liabilities are considered in terms of cash management and a projection is made regarding impacts that a 20% increase in revenue will have on the cash management. The bibliography cites 3 sources.

  • Different Investor Reactions to Acquisition Announcements

    This 3 page paper is the summary of a research article published in 2008 examining the potential influences that impact on the different investor actions following the announcement of mergers or acquisitions between banks. The bibliography cites 1 source.

  • Corporate Bonds and Logitech

    This 10 page paper considers the company of Logitech as a target for a corporate bond issue and how it may suit both the company and the investors. The paper presents the performance of the company over the last five years, and considers the company in the context of the industry, sector and also against the S&P 500 index. The bibliography cites 3 sources.

  • Banking Policy Adjustment

    A 6 page paper answering 5 questions addressing how a German bank might adapt to changes in US policies and the economy. Questions include how the bank should manage new SEC rules of corporate governance and other matters that reduce the bank’s corporate lending opportunities. The paper encourages the bank to increase revenues in other areas during this time while simultaneously reducing costs. Bibliography lists 3 sources.

  • Taxation of Corporate Income

    A 3 page paper discussing the relative merits of corporate income taxation, both in its current form in the US and as it would be were the US to adopt a value-added tax (VAT) approach. The VAT is not compatible with other tax structures, and depending on the output of the specific organization, it ultimately rests with those least able to pay it when the corporation raises prices to pay its taxes. This is true regardless of tax structure, and it is a point that legislators must bear in mind when searching for additional funds for pubic services. Bibliography lists 4 sources.

  • Sheil Oil and Cost of Capital

    This 3-page paper discusses analysis of Shell Oil's cost of capital report. Topics discussed include weighted average cost of capital and capital asset pricing model, then describes advantages and disadvantages to each method. Bibliograpy lists 2 sources.

  • Xerox Capital Costs

    This 7 page paper uses Xerox to demonstrate how to use both the weighted average cost of capital and the capital-asset pricing model to examine the cost of capital to a company, The writer explains both the models, why they are different and their weaknesses. The bibliography cites 6 sources.

  • Interest Rates and Credit Cards

    A 3 page paper about the cost of credit cards. The four basic types of credit cards are identified. Five credit cards are compared in terms of interest rates, grace periods and fees. The costs of one virtual bank is explained. The writer alerts consumers that different banks and companies have different costs even when the credit card is a Visa or MasterCard. 1 Table included. Data included. Bibliography lists 5 sources.

  • An Examination of the Credit Card Industry in the United States

    This 10 page paper examines US credit card industry in 2010, looking first at the development and history of the industry, in considering the economic and political influences and undertaking a Porters 5 forces analysis of potential future developments will impact on the industry. The bibliography cites 10 sources.

  • CREDIT DERIVATIVES AND THE ECONOMIC COLLAPSE

    This 5-page paper discusses how credit derivatives contributed to AIG, Bear Stearns' and Lehman Brothers' collapse. Bibliography lists 4 sources.

  • CREDIT DERIVATIVES AND DISCLOSURES

    This 5-page paper examines the FASB's proposed amendment to its No. 133, and describes why the amendment is necessary. Bibliography lists 3 sources.

  • Overview of International Derivative Markets

    This 12 page paper is written in four parts. The writer examines derivatives market, looks at the implications, different types of derivatives, including total rate of return swaps, credit default swaps, and credit-linked notes. The role of the International Monetary Fund is then considered and their role in resolving problems with derivatives in emerging markets. The bibliography cites 9 sources.

  • Derivatives

    This 5 page paper is a comprehensive introduction to derivatives. The paper explains what they are, what give rise to derivative markets, gives examples of derivatives and the way they reduce or transfer risk, what they do with that risk, and the benefits and problems associated with derivatives. The paper includes discussions on forward contracts, futures, options and swaps. The bibliography cites 10 sources.

  • Bank Problems in the Credit Crunch; Poor Performing Loans

    In 2009 the banks are suffering as a result of the credit crunch. The cause is not only the result of events within the house market; there are also defaults on small businesses and personal loans. This 6 page paper considers how and why the banks are now suffering these defaults, looking at issues such as the way bank became less risk adverse, the management of risk assessment, asymmetrical information and the role of governments and central banks. The paper focuses ion the US and the UK. The bibliography cites 7 sources.

  • Islamic Banking

    This 12 page paper gives an in-depth overview of Islamic banking. The paper looks at the history and development of Islamic banking in recent times, the major characteristics of Islamic banking, gives a description of the different financial products and financial instruments which are utilised, considers the banking regulations, the strategic and competitive issues faced by Islamic banks and finishes with recommendations for an existing or new international Islamic bank. The bibliography cites 12 sources.

  • Financial Markets Analysis

    This 18 page report discusses the development of the new and emerging worlds of financial markets. Closer scrutiny of patterns, behaviors (both repetitive and unique), as well as developing trends must be closely examined. With the acceleration of technological change, and a growing emphasis on institutional learning and continuous product improvement, both the concepts and the policy prescriptions of traditional analysts have become less foolproof than they once were. The three primary approaches to analyzing and forecasting capital and financial markets - fundamental analysis, technical analysis, and behavior finance - are discussed in depth. Bibliography lists 21 sources.

  • Central Banking in England

    AThis 38 page paper considers how central banks developed and their original purpose. The general history and development is examined through the use of a case study which examines the creation of the Bank of England. The original purpose of central banks were as bankers to the government, with a principle task of funding wars. The responsibilities such as printing legal tender, monetary stability and lender of last resort all emerge following the success as a funding source for war. An initial benefit of a central bank was also the creation of a credit economy, allowing economic growth to take place at an unprecedented rate. The looks at the development of the Bank of England and tools used such as the Gold Standard and then applies the lessons to more recent central bank developments such as the creation and success of the Bundesbank, looking for commonalities that may be indicators of success. This is then applied to the current position of the European Central Bank, (ECB) in order to assess how successful the ECB will be in the future. The bibliography cites 59 sources.

  • Are Payday Loans Legalized Loan-Sharking?

    A 3 page paper discussing the operation and ethics of payday loan companies. The need for the existence of payday loan companies is regrettable, but the business can be expected to grow as the economy continues to favor greater numbers of low-paying service jobs. They are not legal loan sharks, but their success certainly indicates a need for general financial education in public schools. Bibliography lists 6 sources.

  • Rondo; Foreign Loan

    This 5 page paper looks at a case study provided by the student. A company is considering taking a loan in a foreign currency, the repayments are calculated and a comparison made with a home currency loan. The potential of hedging is then discussed. The bibliography cites 1 source.

  • Gold Mine Selling

    A 3 page paper in two parts. The first considers the present value of a gold mine expected to be exhausted in two years' time; the second addresses the issue of whether the bonds of GM or Cisco Systems are the more attractive. It appears that GM is doggedly clinging to being what it wants to be, rather than providing products its customers truly want. Cisco is expanding its traditional reach without abandoning its traditional markets, and finding positive results. Cisco is the better choice for bond purchase. Bibliography lists 4 sources.

  • Financial Questions; The Four Financial Statement, The Use of Ratios and Problems with the Sarbanes-Oxley Act

    This 3 page paper is written in three parts. The first looks at each of the four financial statements, identifies what they are, what information they contain and looks at how they link together. The second part of the paper discusses which ratios are the most important ratios to use in a ratio analysis. The last part of the paper discusses some of the problems and potential problems with the Sarbanes-Oxley Act. The bibliography cites 2 sources.

  • Background to Google

    This 3 page paper examines Google. The paper starts by looking at the background of the company, including its’ development, core products and the market in which it competes. The paper then looks at the financial performance between 2008 and 2010 and ends by examining the way in which the IPO took place in 2004. The bibliography cites 7 sources.

  • Bridgewater Castings and Strategic Decision Making

    A 7 page paper discussing the state of business for this manufacturer of cast iron wood-burning stoves. Seven specific questions address management accounting and strategy issues to conclude that Bridgewater should not presently drop one of its two products, but rather seek out methods of making the under-performing product more profitable. The paper suggests that it develop innovations presently not offered by competitors to be able to profit from first-mover advantage as it now enjoys with the product it plans to retain. Otherwise it will be facing the same situation when competitors begin offering similar products. Bibliography lists 1 source.

  • European Union's Partial Endorsing of the International Accounting Standard 39 and its Impact

    This 5 page paper critically evaluates the potential impact of the movement towards international accounting harmonisation with the European Union's decision in 2004 to partially endorse International Accounting Standard (IAS) 39. The bibliography cites 4 sources.

  • Definition and National Economic Objectives of Monetary Policy

    This 5 page paper discusses what a monetary policy is and its goals for the nation's economy. This leads to a discussion of the Federal Reserve Bank of the United States, which is the organization that administers the country's monetary policy. The instruments the Federal Reserve Bank at its disposal to achieve the goals of the monetary policy are discussed. The difference between expansionary and contractionary policies is explained. Bibliography lists 9 sources.

  • Should Comcast Buy Disney?

    In February 2004 Comcast made a bid for Disney. The acquisition would have added to the Comcast empire and allow them growth that their current structure could not facilities. This 5 page paper looks at he advantages and motivation for Comcast and how they may create value from acquiring Disney. The paper then considers the acquisition attempt from the perspective of Disney, the advantages and disadvantages and how, in the long term, the shareholders may, or may not gain value from this acquisition. The bibliography cites 1 source.

  • Time Warp 2 - Results and Plans for Time Warp 3

    This 5 page paper looks at a simulation supplied by the student. The student enters time warp 2 and uses the plan for the four year period developed in SLP 3. The results of this are examined an a new strategy presented for time warp 3. The bibliography cites 7 sources.

  • Accounting Questions

    This 5 page paper answers questions concerning the way account takes place. The first looks at a case study to examine the way the practices fit in with the hierarchy of accounting qualities. The paper then considers the way in which accounting standards are set within the US and discusses whether the standards should be the same for all types of organization.

  • International Accounting Standards

    This 10 page paper looks at the benefits and difficulties for the adoption of international accounting standards where there is already a strong accounting regime in place. The paper discusses the way general changes may be needed and considers the reasons for international accounting standards. The bibliography cites 10 sources.

  • International Accounting Standards Implementation Benefits and Costs

    This 9 page paper discusses the statement that “Implementing international accounting standards will require considerable time and resources but the end results will be beneficial for all UK companies”. The paper looks at the benefits and the costs that will be realised as a result of harmonisation of accounting standards. The bibliography cites 9 sources.

  • Overview of Risk Based Auditing

    This 3 page paper examines what is meant by risk based auditing, what it is, how it is used, the way it fits in with internal auditing and the value it can bring to a company. The bibliography cites 3 sources.

  • Internal Auditing and Use of Technology

    A 7 page paper discussing several ways that technology has enhanced auditing’s ability to provide greater value to the organization. CAATTs greatly increase the auditing product’s usefulness and reliability, for many can identify and highlight trends far more quickly than can people. Continuous monitoring of the data included in the audit process allows for nearly real-time audit reports and can detect detrimental trends far earlier, giving management more time to deal with whatever is creating the trend, and before the trend can become an insurmountable problem. Bibliography lists 6 sources.

  • Accounting: Internal Controls

    A 4 page paper identifying internal control activities and discussing how the concepts of internal control affect the development GAAP accounting standards and how GAAP accounting standards affect the internal controls implemented. The paper begins with the COSO (Committee of Sponsoring Organizations of the Treadway Commission) definition of control activities. Bibliography lists 4 sources.

  • Fair Value Accounting in Australia after the Financial Crisis

    This 10 page paper considers the way that the financial recovery is impacting the way accounting takes place and the need for transparency and reliability. Looking at the issue of fair value accounting the changes are assessed along with the transparency and reliability of the way this is implemented in Australia. The bibliography cites 9 sources.

  • Aspects of International Financing

    A 15 page paper. This paper explains and discusses a number of aspects of international financing. The paper begins with an introduction to the topics discussed and an introduction to the Harley Davidson company. Topics discussed include the role of financial management in a multinational organization, the differences between domestic and international financial management, an explanation and example of a balance of payment table, interest parity and purchasing power parity, foreign exchange risk exposure and management of those risks, and an explanation of the international banking system. When possible, Harley Davidson is used as an example. 1 table is included. Bibliography lists 17 sources.

  • International Accounting Convergence; IFRS and US GAAP

    This 6 page paper examines the potential of international accounting standards considering the advantages and disadvantages of harmonisation and the specific challenges and barriers that exist preventing the US from adopting International Financial Reporting Standards (IFRS). The paper start of a general overview of the implications for harmonisation and then considers the specific difficulties the US would face moving from a rules-based system to a principles-based system. The bibliography cites 6 sources.

  • Three International Finance Risks

    This 3 page paper identifies 3 risk that are faced by companies undertaking international financial transactions; exchange rate risk, interest rate risk and possible changes in taxation rates. Each risk is explained and potential mitigating strategies are discussed. The bibliography cites 3 sources.

  • Seeking a Job in Investment Banking

    This paper focuses on a career in investment banking and touches on issues such as job duties, education and job skills required, salary expectations and career trends. Bibliography lists 2 sources.

  • Investment Banking and VAR

    This 5 page paper examines the use of value at risk as a assessment and management tool by investment banks. The paper beings by explaining what VAR is and then looks at the different ways it may be used and the different models that can be chosen. The bibliography cites 6 sources.

  • Lazard and the Investment Banking Industry

    This 42 page paper is written in two parts. The first and largest part is an examination of the investment banking industry using a range of models, including a PEST analysis, Porters Five Forces Model, strategic group mapping, price and quantity dynamics, game theory, Yip's global drivers, Porters Diamond, Barlett and Goshal's model and the Uppsala Model. The second part of the paper examines Lazard using the tools of Mckinsey's 7 S's Model, Ansoff's Matrix, Porters generic strategies, BCG Matrix and the blue ocean strategy. The bibliography cites 38 sources.

  • The History of the Financial Markets

    This 8 page paper looks at the history of the financial markets. Starting with Ancient Rome and the etairia the paper looks at the development of investments in shares, the emergence of stock brokers and the stock markets as well as the way bubbles have developed as a result of economic and investor influences. The paper focuses on the period up to and including the nineteenth century. The bibliography cites 8 sources.

  • Assessment of Microsoft and Google for Investment

    This 9 page paper looks at Google as a potential investment comparing it with Microsoft. The paper starts by looking at some basic performance ratios and assessing the core activities of the firms. The ability of the firms to withstand an ongoing recession is then assessed. The findings are used to assess which may offer the best investment opportunity. The bibliography cites 8 sources.

  • Investment Decisions and Calculations

    This 12 page paper answers a set of questions regarding investment, looking at how to construct an investment portfolio, looking at the potential outlook on the global economy in 2010 and then calculating returns on different investment, including adjusting the investment return to allow for currency exchange rate movements. All calculations are shown. The bibliography cites 3 sources.

  • Investment Assessment Questions

    This 12 page paper examines two case studies provided by the student and assesses investment opportunities. The first case considers two mining investment opportunities and performs a risk adjusted NPN and a NPV using sensitivity analysis techniques. The second case looks at the way an investor may choose shares, the role that the beta and risk and reward play and compares the results of some shares to the expected results using CAPM. The bibliography cites 3 sources.

  • Investment Appraisal Techniques

    This 25 page paper looks at different ways in which investments may be appraised, with special attention paid to risk free investors. The paper starts with the consideration of risk and reward and then looks at modes which deal with the time value of money, such as net present value. Internal rate of return and the dividend discount model. The paper then looks at tools that have a greater measure of risk, including the capital asset pricing model and the Edwards-Bell-Ohlson model. The conclusions looks at the value these provide for an investor in the decision rewarding capital investments. The bibliography cites 12 sources.

  • Investment Concepts, Tools and Theories

    This 36 page paper examines a number of issues that are important to investors and portfolio management. Te paper looks at asset allocation, the section of investment with tools such as capital asset pricing model (CAPM) and efficient market hypothesis (EMH), multifactor models of risk and return, including Fama and French’s Three Factor mode, bonds and bond management, derivative analysis and the different types of swap contracts. The bibliography cites 25 sources.

  • Cost Distribution and Production Costs

    This 5 page paper assess the importance of the production-cost relationship in a firm and demonstrates how the relationship directly affects the distribution of costs within a firm. This is undertaken by looking at different forms of management accounting; overhead or absorption costing, marginal or variable costing, standard costing and activity based costing (ABC). The bibliography cites 7 sources.

  • Modern and Traditional Costing

    This 4 page paper looks at costing methods suitable for the 21st century. The paper answers 3 questions, the first looks at the benefit of value costing principles. The second considers the use of more ‘tried and tested’ methods of the 20th century and the last part of the paper discusses the ongoing need for cost profit volume analysis. The bibliography cites 4 sources.

  • The Onset of the Depression

    An 11 page paper answering 8 questions about the origins of the Great Depression and whether the same events could happen today. Some questions ask for the writer's opinion, and that is reflected consistently in the message that we need less government, not more. The paper recommends that the salvation of Social Security could be that Congress is prevented from skimming off surpluses that should remain in the fund, while simultaneously implementing a different system based on the example of Singapore's Provident Fund in which individuals are required to contribute to accounts that they have responsibility for managing. Bibliography lists 4 sources.

  • Factors Influencing the Effectiveness of Internal Audit in the Public Sector

    This 10 page paper considers different influences which will impact on the effectiveness of an internal audit in the public sector; factors discussed include the general accounting system in the public sector, internal controls, relationship with external audit, relationship with management and management support, regulations and standards, the qualifications and expertise of auditors, the way audit recommendations are implemented and the audit committee. The bibliography cites 14 sources.

  • Financial Questions - the Four Accounting Statements and Use of Accounting Information

    This 3 page paper is written in two parts. The first part identifies and explains the 4 different statements which are found in audited annual accounts. The second part of the paper considers important actions that should be found in the office of a successful health organization, in the context of accounting functions. The bibliography cites 2 sources.

  • Problems of Accounting and Finance

    4 pages addresses 2 accounting and finance problems. The first involves Banbury Corporation’s acquisition of Luttrell Co., which owned residential investment property that Banbury did not want. The second discusses Ms. Sack’s investment in Dylan, consisting of $20,000 cash and $20,000 (FMV, basis $2,000), concluding that half of the capital gains on the sale of her interest in the company are short-term, half long-term. Bibliography lists 3 sources.

  • Kraft Annual Accounts - Hedging

    This 3 page paper examines the way that the international firm Kraft uses hedging and how it is dealt with in their annual accounts, considering the relevant accounting standards and the impact of the accounting method on the results in the annual accounts. The bibliography cites 5 sources.

  • Aspects of Environmental Accounting

    This 30 page paper examines the issue of environmental accounting. The paper looks at the approaches that may be adopted to environmental accounting, such as social accounting and the way this may indicate the underlying corporate governance models or values adopted. The direct and indirect benefits are discussed and many real life examples are used to illustrate the point raised. The paper considers the case of the UK, but the lessons are universally applicable. The bibliography cites 28 sources.

  • eBanking and its' Influence on Accounting Information Systems

    This 32 page paper looks at the use accounting information systems (AIS) in banks, and considers what impacts ebanking, or internet banking, has had on the AIS within banks. The paper starts with an introduction and discusses why and how this research is valuable. The use of AIS is then discusses before an in-depth look at the model of internet banks and the requirements that are made of any AIS within internet banking systems. This is examined to identify the areas of different which may have impacted on the evolution of AIS within banking. The bibliography cites 30 sources.

  • Factors One Should Consider When Establishing A Useful Management Accounting Information System

    This 5 page paper considers what factors need to be looked at before a company decides upon, and implements a new management accounting information system. Factors discussed include functionality, current and future information needs, the decision whether to buy or lease and influence and impact on employees. The bibliography cites 5 sources.

  • The Diminishing Importance of the iPod in Apples Product Portfolio

    This 4 page paper looks at the iPod and assesses its financial important to Apple. The paper starts by looking at the proportion of sales the iPod has accounted for between 2007 and 2011 and then extrapolates figures from the annual report to estimate the potential contribution the sales make toward overhead and profit. The paper ends with a brief SWOT analysis for the iPod. The bibliography cites 7 sources.

  • IAS 39 Problems

    This 3 page paper looks at the potential impact of IAS 39 on European companies with reference to the use of hedging as a tool to limit risk. The paper argues this could cause many of the problems that FAS 133 created in the US. The bibliography cites 6 sources.

  • Debt ratios at Lockheed Martin

    This 3 page paper looks at the debt ratios of Lockheed Martin for 2008, calculating the total debt ratio, as well as the current and the long term debt ratios, the debt to equity ratios and then assesses the company and compares it to two competitors.

  • The Relationship Between Andersen and Enron

    A 5 page paper that discusses specific aspects of the Enron crisis. The writer first provides 11 points in outline form that describe the relationship between these two companies and the impact this event had on Arthur Andersen. The second part of the paper discusses the parties who were most responsible for the crisis and justifies why these particular people shoulder the most responsibility. Bibliography lists 8 sources.

  • The Pension Funds of Coca Cola and PepsiCo in 2009 and the Impact of IFRS on Reporting of Pension Funds

    This 6 page paper looks at the differences in accounting for pension funds between US GAAP and IRFS. The differences are identified and discussed. The paper then assesses the pension funds of two companies; Coca Cola and PepsiCo, and the state of their pension funds, comparing and contrasting the position of the two funds and the level of underfunding present. The bibliography cites 5 sources.

  • Assessment of the UK Supermarket Industry

    This 4 page paper looks at the structure, performance and trends in the UK supermarket industry, including the performance of Tesco, Asda, Sainsbury and Morrison’s. The bibliography cites 8 sources.

  • Measuring Value in Publicly Owned Organizations

    The way that value is measured in firms usually focuses on financial or economic measures. This 8 page paper considers the measurement of value in publicity owned organizations and whether traditional measures such as profit levels or market value added, or if benefits and costs can be measured in a more holistic manner. The paper discuses the uses of a stakeholder approach to performance and the use of social accounting as well as issues of accountability. The bibliography cites 10 sources.

  • Franchise Costs Discussion

    This 4-page paper discusses costs of franchising by examining various financial statements of parent companies. Topics included are costs of franchising, how franchising impacts financial statements, and how franchising is a better investment than a wholly owned subsidiary. Bibliography lists 3 sources.

  • Issues Concerning Internal Controls

    This 3 page paper looks at an accounting case provided by the student answering questions concerning potential limits of internal controls, how controls may be implemented, symptoms of lax control and potential problems over a journal missing entry. The bibliography cites 3 sources.

  • Questions on Currency Exchange Rates

    This 6 page paper answers a set of questions regarding international currency exchange rate issues. The first question looks at whether or not it is likely for the Chinese renminbi to become an important reserve currency in the international markets. The exchange-rate mechanism used for the Mexican peso and Indian rupee are identified and discussed. This is followed by discussion on the risk rate associated with emerging markets, and recommendation which may be given to international currency investors. The bibliography cites 6 sources.

  • Currency Swaps and the Swap Network

    This 4 page paper is written in two parts. The first part looks at currency swaps, why and how they are used and why a company may choose to use a currency swap instead of issuing bonds in a different currency. The second part of the paper looks at the swap network which takes place between central banks and discusses how the failure of a major commercial bank could result in a swap crisis. The bibliography cites 4 sources.

  • Banking; Products and Relationship with Customers

    This 6 page paper examines services available with from an on shore bank, explaining what they are, how they work. After this the paper then explains how the bank manages the relationship with the customers balancing the needs of savers and borrowers. The bibliography cites 2 sources.

  • Pure Play Internet Banks; Can they Create Value?

    This 30 page paper considers whether or not pure play internet banks are able to create value. The paper starts with an in-depth literature review considering how internet banks may create value and the challenges they face along with the limited existing research. The paper then presents a methodology and some fictitious results to a survey of customers using the UK bank First Direct to assess the value the bank creates. The bibliography cites 23 sources.

  • Ireland's Circular Income Flow Examination

    This 7-page paper discusses measurements of national income (such as Ireland), circular income flow, and fallacies of both. Some economic figures about Ireland are also included with this paper.

  • ANTIGUA, GLOBAL RECESSION AND STANFORD SCANDAL

    This 5-page paper discusses the impact of the global recession on Antigua and Barbuda. Also discussed is the impact of the Stanford scandal. Bibliography lists 5 sources.

  • Friendly Cards Finance

    A 4 page paper discussing Harvard Case 9-293-135: Friendly Cards, Inc. Friendly Cards has been on a buying spree for several years in an apparent attempt to bypass at least some of the effort of organic growth on the basis of a sound product and solid management. Ms. Beaumont has no data on the company's true market but directs the company on the basis of what she feels about its customers. There are several choices in the path of Friendly Cards; the paper recommends that the company does not acquire another company but that it does take advantage of the other opportunities before it. Bibliography lists 1 source.

  • Positive Accounting Theory and Environmental Accounting

    This 5 page paper discusses the statement that positive accounting theory can explain the greening of financial accounting disclosure but that it cannot provide a framework for improving it. The paper considers the link between positive accounting theory (PAT) and how it does or does not explain the increasing disclosure of environmental reporting and whether it provides a framework for such disclosure. The bibliography cites 10 sources.

  • Approaches to Property Portfolio Management

    This 9 page paper looks at the different approaches that a fund management for an investment portfolio manager may adopt where the investments are 100% in property. The general investment approaches of passive, active and post modern portfolio manager are considered along with their viability for a property fund manager. The bibliography cites 7 sources.

  • Measuring Brand Equity

    This 8 page paper looks at issues concerning the way brand equity is measured and why it is important. The first part of the paper considers the measurement of brand equity including looking at brand assets and liabilities. The second part of the paper looks at what it meant by hard equity and why it is different to brand equity. The third part of the paper looks at the work of Interbrand in measuring brand equity. The last part of the paper discuses how brands can act as signals and looks at the link between brand and hard equity. The bibliography cites 15 sources.

  • Budgets, Ethics and Accounting Information in the Case of Guillermo Furniture

    This 3 page paper is based on a case study supplied by the student. The paper is written in three parts, the first considers how and why budgets and performance reports may be useful. The second part of the paper discusses the potential impact on ethics on the way that decisions are made. The last part of the paper looks at what type of accounting information would be useful in the decision making process. The bibliography cites 3 sources.

  • Questions on Business Economics and Finance

    This 10 page paper answers questions set by the student. The first part of the paper identifies an industry where there is almost perfect competition and discusses how and why it may be classified in this manner. The different forms of competition are then discussed along wit the way that they are regulated. The next part of the paper calculates average variable and total costs and discusses influences on prices and decisions to continue trading or to withdraw from a market. The bibliography cites 4 sources.

  • The Concept and Tools of Corporate Finance

    This 3 page paper looks at the objectives of corporate finance management and how its management can help to increase shareholder wealth. The bibliography cites 3 sources.

  • The Financial Performance of Bramble Ltd and The Toll Group 2008 - 2011

    This 10 page paper looks at two Australian firm; Bramble Ltd and Toll Holdings from a financial perspective. A ratio and trend analysis is performed on both companies for financial years 2008 – 2011. The performance of the companies is examined assessment including analysis of profitability, efficiency and liquidity and the value of the annual accounts assessed. The bibliography cites 9 sources.

  • HERSHEY COMPANY - FINANCIAL ANALYSIS

    This 6-page paper provides a financial analysis of Hershey Company and recommendations about its worth as an investment vehicle. Bibliography lists 3 sources.

  • Analysis of Corporate Annual Account Finances

    This 8 page papers uses shows a student how to analysis a set of company accounts top look at issues such as profitability, working capital, liquidity, capital structure and stock market indicators. The writer demonstrated how to read the relevant figures and calculate the margins or the ratios required, as well as explaining what they mean. The bibliography cites 5 sources.

  • Financial Performance of Delta Airlines from 1998 through 2002

    This 4 page paper looks at the financial performance of Delta Airlines during the five year period 1998 – 2002. The paper includes a table with profitability, efficiency, liquidity and leverage ratios. The bibliography cites 2 sources.

  • Strategic Planning at Riordan Manufacturing

    A 6 page paper answering 5 questions about strategic planning, economic forecasting and creating a master budget using the fictional Riordan Manufacturing as the subject. No forecast can be expected to be absolutely accurate simply because all of the events and expectations are set in the future that no one can foretell. An accurate economic forecast should be more than a best guess and have real meaning for planning for the short-term future. Bibliography lists 2 sources.

  • Financial Analysis of the Chipotle Mexican Grill

    This 5 page paper undertakes a financial analysis of Chipotle Mexican Grill 2004 – 2009, looking at profitability efficiency and liquidity, comparing the performance to the industry and looking at the performance of the stock price. The bibliography cites 3 sources.

  • Toys 'R Us Financial Analysis

    This 4-page paper examines financial information from Toys 'R Us to determine the company's financial health. Ratios mentioned include EPS, Current Ratio and others.

  • Financial Analysis of Haverty Furniture

    This 17 page paper analyses this well-known furniture company by calculate financial ratios for profitability, liquidity, efficiency, leverage, and also uses the DuPont system. The financial position is ascertained using trend analysis, comparative analysis and benchmarking. The paper then looks at the cost of capital, showing detailed calculation of the weighted average cost of capital; WACC, and how this may be impacted by different changes to the dividend payments. The bibliography cites 4 sources.

  • Dow Chemical; Ratio Analysis 2005 - 2006

    This 10 page paper presents a financial analysis of the Dow Chemical Company from a range of stakeholder perspectives. After a brief introduction to the company ratios of interest to a shareholder are presented including the net profit, earnings per share and the price earnings ratio. Ratios of interest to the creditor then discussed including interest-rate coverage and the current ratio was the last section looking at ratios of value to management including gross profit, stock turnover and debtor days. The bibliography cites seven sources.

  • Global Financial Risk Management

    This 20 page paper considers the major international financial risks that may be faced by a compnay trading in different areas and then looks at how these risks may be mitigated with tools such as hedging. The bibliography cites 15 sources.

  • Value-Based Management in the Financial Services Industry

    A 10 page paper discussing the interest that a financial institution is likely to have in value-based management and value chain assessment for decision-making purposes. Value-based management rests on the concept of the value chain, consisting of the inbound logistics; operations; outbound logistics; marketing and sales; and service (The Value Chain, 2005) activities of the organization. Financial services organizations must address all of these issues as well as the financial aspects of operations of businesses they are assessing for investment or financing services, or even for acquisition. Bibliography lists 12 sources.

  • Process of Financial Statement Analysis

    This 2.5-page paper discusses the financial statement analysis process. Comments include why such an analysis is performed, how it is performed and the justification for it. Bibliography lists 1 source.

  • The Purposes And Natures Of Financial Statements And Managerial Reports

    This 3 page paper looks at the role and purposes of financial statement and management account statements or reports, considering who they are designed for and the way that they are used. The paper then considers how financial statements may help with the making of informed decision regarding the firm and how they may reflect ethics. The bibliographic cites 3 sources.

  • Survey Questions on Corporate Governance

    A 6 page paper offering several questions and rationale for them. The questions are to constitute a more involved survey of senior financial managers, a companion to a 21-item survey including questions requiring only short answers and rating on a Likert-type scale. Those questions are contained in KSacctCorpGov2.rtf, which also provides the literature and proposed method for a study of how changes in financial reporting standards affect corporate governance and senior financial managers’ behavior and perceptions. Bibliography lists 8 sources.

  • Sutherland's Theory of Executive Crimes

    This 3 page paper explains White-Collar Deviance, Corporate fraud, and mortgage fraud and explains why these are White Collar crimes. The paper also discusses sociologist Edwin Sutherland who coined the term “white collar crime in 1949 and in so doing changed much of the justice system. Bibliography lists 6 sources.

  • Offering a New University Course Risk and Benefit Assessment

    This 14 page paper is written in 3 parts. Te first an longest looks at the tolls that a company, or in this case a university, could use to assess risk, including HAZOP and HAZIM, Monte Carlo, cost benefit analysis and NPV. The second part of the paper looks at which models could be used by the university to determine the potential risks and rewards. The last part of the paper considers how the progress could be monitored. The bibliography cites 4 sources.

  • Commercial Banking and Tools for Risk Assessment

    This 3 page paper considers different risk assessment tools that can be used by commercial banks. Those considered are maturity gap, scenario analysis, simulation analysis and value at risk. Each model is described with the value at risk model in the most detail. The bibliography cites 5 sources.

  • Guillermo Assessment and 3 NPV Calculations

    This 10 page paper is based on a case study supplied by the student. Guillermo Furniture has three potential options for their future strategy. The paper looks at the different ways that the investment may be assessed, assesses each using NPV calculations and considers the value of a sensitivity analysis. The bibliography cites 3 sources.

  • Effectiveness of Internal Audit in the Public Sector

    This 8 page paper looks at the concept and practice of internal audit in the public sector, discussing why internal audits are undertaken, what they measure, who performs them, the approaches which can be adopted and the direct and indirect impacts that internal audits can have on an organization operations and performance. The bibliography cites 14 sources.

  • Use of the Balanced Scorecard

    This 6 page paper answers questions regarding the use of the balanced scorecard. The first part of the paper considers the problems of assessing performance of a business using only financial measures. The second part of the paper outlines the basic principles of the balanced scorecard. The third part of the paper considers the ways in which it is better than the use of financial measures only. The forth part of the paper discusses the shortfalls and problems that remain with balanced scorecards. The last part of the paper reviews an article on Balanced Scorecards. The bibliography cites 5 sources.

  • Using a Balanced Scorecard in a Bank

    This 6 page paper looks at the potential use and benefits of a balanced scorecard at the Bosom Community Bank, considering the potential measures that may be included, the way sustainability may be incorporated the way it may be used as a control and as an interactive tool and finally, the way that a balanced scorecard may be incorporated into the way executive bonuses are calculated. The bibliography cites 3 sources.

  • Banking In China

    A 4 page paper that provides a brief overview of the growth in wealth in China and what the wealthy need from their bank. The paper comments on Bank of America's presence in China through the interest they own in one of the major banks there. The writer also comments on the services that BofA should promote. Bibliography lists 4 sources.

  • Charter One Bank's and Bank of America's Online Banking

    An 8 page paper discussing the state of ecommerce at these two banks. The key factors for success is continued assurance to customers that their transactions and their personal information remain secure, and that the banks keep their online banking services – including bill payment – free of charge to the customer. The value to the end user is only now beginning to be realized by that end user. As more people become familiar with the increase in personal productivity that online banking services can provide, both banks can expect greater activity at their Internet banking sites. Bibliography lists 6 sources.

  • Bank Comparison Analysis

    A 10 page paper comparing Bank of America and Charter One Bank, discussing their points of focus and differing positions in their markets. The paper discusses Bank of America more fully in that it is the largest retail bank in the country. The paper discusses issues of profitability, liquidity and regulation. Bibliography lists 7 sources.

  • Michael Porter's Model and Bank of America

    This 6-page paper examines Bank of American and the banking industry and determines how these two fit into Michael Porter's generic competition model. Bibliography lists 5 sources.

  • Indian Banks and Corporate Governance

    A 13 page paper assessing governance at 2 private and 2 state-owned banks in India. Businesses within the same industry operate by standard means in many respects, but each is different in its management, goals for the future and perspective on the value of customers. The process of assessing governance at four Indian banks reveals immense differences in these factors. The banks examined here are ICICI Bank Ltd., HDFC Bank Ltd., State Bank of India and Global Trust Bank. The focus is on financial performance for two years prior to and two years after significant capital inflow. In the case of ICICI Bank and HDFC Bank, these points were when they became the first and second Indian banks to be traded on the New York Stock Exchange. Includes 2 figures and 5 tables. Bibliography lists 14 sources.

  • A Comparative Analysis Of Saudi Arabia And US Banks Before And After The 2008 Crisis

    This 22 page paper looks at the banks and banking system of the US and Saudi Arabia, to examine the similarities and the differences. The paper starts by looking at the banking environment inn general including issues such as bank management, supervision, and social and economic condition. The paper then goes on to assess the assets and liabilities in the banking sector before and after June 2008, looking at the similarities and differences. The bibliography cites 16 sources.

  • SMEs and Banking in Saudi Arabia

    This 5 page paper is an outline proposal for a study on the way the banking sector serves the small and medium sized enterprise (SME) sector in Saudi Arabia. The paper provides an introduction, aims ad objectives section, a literature review and a methodology. The bibliography cites 6 sources.

  • Nationalizing Banks; The Fall out of the Credit Crunch

    The credit crunch and the collapse of Northern Rock clearly point towards the merits of nationalizing the banking sector, or at least parts of it. This 6 page paper critically examines this notion. The bibliography cites 10 sources.

  • Internet Banking and Traditional Banking

    This 10 page paper considers how the role of traditional banks is changing and the way that banks need to providing internet banking services. The paper considers how these services can be supplied looking at issues such as convenience, savings in the value chain, security and the risks associated with decreasing loyalty created by a lack of direct personal contact. The bibliography cites 9 sources.

  • Customer Satisfaction and Online Banking

    This is a 3 page paper that provides an overview of online banking. The link between online banking and customer satisfaction is explored in a literature review. Bibliography lists 20 sources.

  • Raising Capital For Renewable Energy Investments

    This 7 page paper looks at the problems that are faced by energy companies when trying to raise project finance for renewable energy investments. The concept of project finance and the reasons why raising capital in this way is difficult are discussed. The bibliography cites 10 sources.

  • The Application of Game Theory

    This 8 page paper is an explanation and an application of game theory, including a consideration of the normal form and the extended form with the use of a game tree, the Nash equilibrium, sub game perfect and the application of game theory in an extended game. The bibliography cites 4 sources.

  • Questions on Bond Yields

    This 8 page paper answers asked by the student on how bond yields are calculated, and the information they give for investment strategy choices.

  • Changing Status of Coca Cola

    A 10 page paper discussing Coca-Cola's changing status. Coke is still the world's most recognizable brand, but its own poor choices and a general decline in cola sales have combined to bring Coke to the point that it can no longer avoid some concerted action that can stop the slide. Generally, saying that a company with positive growth and capitalization that leads its industry is in a slide could be seen only as a ridiculous and unfounded statement. The rigidity at Coke and the manner in which the company insists on remaining self-congratulatory is never a good mix. When lack of focus on customers is included as well, the "slide" statement becomes a valid one. Bibliography lists 6 sources.

  • Derivatives Questions

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  • New Brunswick, Canada's Zinc Industry

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  • Capital Budgeting Case Study

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  • Processes in Operating and Capital Budgeting

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  • Investment, Capital Expenditures, and the Process of Capital Budgeting

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  • The Impact Of Economic Change On The Capital Markets With Reference To Bull And Bears

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  • Hyper-rationality in the Capital Markets

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  • The Issue of Capital Structure

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  • Does Intel Have an Optimal Capital Structure?

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  • Southwest Airlines Report Analysis of Investment, Valuation, and Capital Structure

    A 9 page paper discussing Southwest’s history, corporate culture, capital structure, management and financial results for the purpose of performing investment analysis. Still boasting that it has had 54 consecutive profitable quarters, Southwest would have lost money in 1Q2003 and 1Q2004 without its successful fuel-hedging activities. It still clings to the never-a-losing-quarter mantra, and it leads its industry in market capitalization. Southwest is among the most fiscally conservative of all the commercial passenger airlines, despite its active fuel-hedging activities. Hedging generally is not looked on as a conservative measure, but compared to the wild swings and increases in fuel costs, hedging is more conservative in today’s climate than is not hedging. The investor determined to own a transportation stock - and specifically an aviation stock – absolutely should consider Southwest Airlines. Bibliography lists 7 sources.

  • Case Study of Different Corporate Growth Models

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  • Investments; Risk Types, CAPM, the Beta and the Use of NPV and IRR

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  • A Shopping Mall Observational Study

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  • The Economic Value Added EVA Assessing Pepsi vs. Coke

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  • Accrual and Accounting and the Historical Cost Approach; Do They Lead to Increased Reliability?

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  • Accounting; Definition, Impacts on Business and Its Ability to Help Businesses Improve Results

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  • Accrual Accounting in the Public Sector

    This 9 page paper examines the use and potential use of accrual accounting for governments and the public sector. The writer considers the take up of accrual counting by non commercial organizations, the way it compares with cash accounting, how the accounting approach is seen internationally and looks at examples of governments adopting accrual accounting. The bibliography cites 13 sources.

  • Personal Finance and the Impact of Technology and Computers

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  • Soccer Club Performance and the Effects of Economic Factors

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  • International Business and Bank Selection

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  • Financial Management of Domestic and Multinational Business

    This 8 page paper looks at three different issues concerning financial management. The first part of the paper considers the similarities in financial accounting between domestic and multinational companies. The second part of the paper considers the differences in financial management between these two company types and the last part of the part examined the methods that may be used to deal with the difficulties faced by international companies when undertaking capital budgeting exercises. The bibliography cites 15 sources.

  • Ethics, Corporate Governance and Financial Management

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  • Making A Business Case with the Support of Spreadsheet Data and Graphs

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  • Costco and Best Buy

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  • Should the Bank Adopt a Strategy Providing Mobile Banking?

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  • Automotive Robotics Venture

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  • The Importance of Statistics to the Insurance Industry

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  • Time Value of Money, Sources of Finance, Bonds and Share and Influences on Inventory

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  • Book Report: Finance

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  • Nonprofit Organizations and 2002's Sarbanes-Oxley Act

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  • Enterprise Wide Risk Management

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  • Managing Risk

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  • Banks, Risk Measurement and Risk Management

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  • Risk Management and Construction Information Sharing on the Internet

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  • Atlantico and River Beverages Accounting

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  • 2004 Annual Report of Cooper Tire and Rubber

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  • WorldCom, Enron, and the Application of Business Failure Prediction Models

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  • Vanguard Case Study - Exchange Rate Exposure

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  • Macroeconomic Issues

    This 5 page paper is written in two parts. The first part assesses the US budget in 2012 determining whether it is contractionary or expansionary, looking at how it has changed. The second part of the paper is an 8 slide PowerPoint presentation explaining the different between macroeconomics and microeconomics. The bibliography cites 4 sources.

  • Target, Sears, and Wal Mart Macroeconomic Forecasts

    A 4 page paper discussing forecasts for these companies 2004-2006 in terms of macroeconomic factors. Of course the macroeconomic environment plays a huge role in retailers’ success, but then so do those who establish and then implement policy and goals. Sears and Target are not entirely equal with Wal-Mart in terms of buying power, but they have the necessary management tools that could place them on more equal footing with the retail giant. What management does with the opportunities before it depends less on having ready cash than it does on practicing sound management. Bibliography lists 7 sources.

  • Overview of 'Fannie Mae'

    A 14 page paper that offers a comprehensive discussion and examination of Fannie Mae. The Federal National Mortgage Association, Fannie Mae, was originally chartered in 1937. Today, Fannie Mae is the largest buyer of mortgages for single-family homes in the nation. It does not act as the mortgage originator, instead, it buys the mortgages from the primary lenders. This paper introduces Fannie Mae discussing its operation and purpose. The essay than provides historical background of Fannie Mae, which leads into a discussion of the mortgage industry and also describes technological advances Fannie Mae is using and how these affect its operations. The next section presents a SWOT of Fannie Mae. The final section is recommendations for Fannie Mae. An executive summary is included. 1 Table reporting the most recent revenue and profits for the institution is included. Bibliography lists 10 sources.

  • McDonalds Financial Performance 2006 - 2008

    This 4 page paper performance a financial analysis looking at profit, efficiency and liquidity of the fast food Chain McDonalds for the years 2006 – 2008 and compares the appearance to two main competitors; Burger King and Yum! Brands. The bibliography cites 7 sources.

  • McDonalds and 2001 and 2002 Financial Performance

    This 4 page paper examines the financial performance of McDonalds in 2002 and compares it to 2001 as well as with the industry averages and to the performance of close competitor Wendy’s. The financial results and ratios are interpreted and trends are identified to indicate the companies areas of weakness and potential improvement. The bibliography cites 1 source.

  • McDonalds and the Use of Activity Based Costing

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  • Case Study on Metal Works

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  • Microfinance Funds and the Mitigation of Exchange Rate Risk

    This 23 page paper looks at the way heading may be used as a viable took to reduce the impact of exchange rate risks on microfinance funds. The paper looks at the concept of microfinance, how and why exchange rate risks exist and the way hedging may be used to reduce these risks in both a theoretical and practical manner. The bibliography cites 16 sources.

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