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Essentials of Corporate Finance 7TH EDITION Hardcover – February 19, 2009


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  • Hardcover
  • Publisher: McGraw-Hill/Irwin; 7 edition (February 19, 2009)
  • ASIN: B004HP1HG0
  • Average Customer Review: 3.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (48 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #3,197,417 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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Bradford D. "Brad" Jordan is Professor of Finance and holder of the Richard W. and Janis H. Furst Endowed Chair in Finance in the Gatton College of Business and Economics at the University of Kentucky. He received a BSBA and PhD in Finance from the University of Florida. He joined the Gatton College in 1997 after serving on the faculties of the University of Georgia and the University of Missouri. Dr. Jordan specializes in corporate finance and financial asset valuation. He has published numerous articles in leading finance journals and has received a variety of research awards.

Dr. Jordan's recent research examines the pricing of U.S. Treasury obligations, the effect of taxes on security values, the valuation of exotic options, and the pricing of IPOs. His recent publications include "The Good News in Short Interest," with E. Boehmer and Z.R. Huszar, Journal of Financial Economics, 96, 2010, 80 - 97 (winner of the 2010 Fama/DFA award); "Analyst Behavior Following IPOs: The 'Bubble Period' Evidence," with D.J. Bradley and J.R. Ritter, Review of Financial Studies, 21, 2008, 101 - 134; and "Penny Stock IPOs," with D.J. Bradley, J.W. Cooney, and S.D. Dolvin, Financial Management 35, Spring 2006, 5 - 30 (lead article).

Dr. Jordan is coauthor of Fundamentals of Corporate Finance 9/e and Essentials of Corporate Finance 7/e, two of the most widely used business finance textbooks in the world, along with Fundamentals of Investments: Valuation and Management 6/e, a widely used investments text. He is an associate editor of The Journal of Financial Research and The Financial Review and a past-President of the Southern Finance Association.

Customer Reviews

The Kindle version does not have page numbers.
AlonFW
Like someone else has said, it doesn't do a very good job of explaining how to do things, it will give little tidbits and make you figure it out yourself.
luke
This text book has been a great help to me while I've been in my corporate finance class.
Heather Hugie

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8 of 9 people found the following review helpful By AlonFW on May 10, 2011
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If you get the Kindle version, and the prof. assigned problems 1 - 5 on p45, good luck feeling confident you are doing the correct homework! The Kindle version does not have page numbers. Apparently software version 3.1 for the kindle does support page numbers, but only on certain books, not including this one.
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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful By Jonny123 on September 3, 2012
Format: Hardcover
I used the book for Intro to finance in my undergraduate studies. The book is very poor at explaining key concepts in finance. Now that I have taken several finance classes I can say with certainty that I do not recommend this book.

The examples in each chapter add little in understanding the underlying concepts. For example some of the problems at the end of chapter on time value of money are complex, and unless you have the answers from the professor you will probably be unable to answer them correctly using the information given in the chapter. Its explanation of the SML line, WACC and BETA, all key concepts for beginners, is similarly vague and not thorough enough to give them a good grasp of financial concepts.

The book does not do a very good job of simplifying concepts in a way that makes them understandable for Intro Finance students. I would recommend other introductory finance books in its place that do a better job of trying to help students to really learn the material by giving more clear examples in the chapter text.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By a2z on April 16, 2011
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Good overall text - sometimes can be too wordy and indirect on explanations. Other parts have really good examples. I would rather have a Text on Finance be more "Meat & Potatoes" than words. Show me the formula, then explain it - then give a practical example on how it is used/situationally....
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5 of 6 people found the following review helpful By luke on October 29, 2011
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This book has me very frustrated, if I had not taken accounting before hand this book would be very hard to understand and learn concepts from.

1. Like someone else has said, it doesn't do a very good job of explaining how to do things, it will give little tidbits and make you figure it out yourself.

2. If you don't have any experience with finance classes DO NOT GET THIS BOOK OR TAKE A CLASS THAT USES THIS BOOK, you'll learn, but slowly and painfully, and you'll probably end up burning your book before you finish it.

3. The ink is terrible smudging everywhere, make sure you don't have any oils on your hands or the ink will smudge all over the place, which is easy to do with a frustrating book like this.

I don't like the dry humor in it either (Besides wanting to pass this class, why is understanding the concept of X important)

I don't know if that's dry humor or just plain bad humor, don't put it in college text it looks unprofessional and just makes me more pissed off at the authors.
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5 of 6 people found the following review helpful By kelseyjc on September 22, 2010
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Great book for understanding finance and managing personal finances. Helped with USC finance class in Marshall school of Business.
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7 of 9 people found the following review helpful By alexol on November 28, 2010
Format: Loose Leaf
I am really disappointed by what I received.
It is not a book but a "special blinder-ready version" which means it is not as easy to use as a book.
I didn't know it before buying this item.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By The WholeTruth on March 9, 2011
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The book is very helpful for class. I never have any questions regarding homework or anything that the book itself cannot answer. I think the value of this book is way over stated however, because the content in this book is not that in depth. Overall a very nice book to have though, just wish I didn't have to pay as much as I did.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Jamin Bishop on February 10, 2013
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This book is ok. The reading is ok to follow yet the content is confusing to read at times and understand. Learning objectives are not spelled out which i was use to in other accounting book.
I recommend getting the student solution study guide with this book when taking a corporate finance course makes things easier to understand.
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