- Hardcover: 768 pages
- Publisher: John Wiley & Sons; 8th edition (5 September 2006)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 0471737690
- ISBN-13: 978-0471737698
- Product Dimensions: 19.7 x 3.2 x 23.6 cm
- Boxed-product Weight: 1.2 Kg
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Learn how to make sound financial decisions in the multinational firm with Alan Shapiros Eighth Edition of Multinational Financial Management. Shapiro provides a clear conceptual framework for analyzing key financial decisions in multinational firmsa framework that you can rely on throughout your career.
Keep up with current financial events around the globe.
The new Eighth Edition is thoroughly updated with enhanced discussions of the impact of China on the international financial system, current issues facing the euro, the debate over outsourcing, the political considerations underlying the debate over protectionism, the competitive devaluations during 2003, and more.
Make smart decisions.
Multinational Financial Management focuses on decision making in an international context. The text presents analytical techniques that translate the often vague rules of thumb used by international financial executives into specific decision criteria.
Learn how to take advantage of being multinational.
Too often companies focus on the threats and risks inherent in venturing abroad. In contrast, Alan Shapiro emphasizes the opportunities that are available to multinational firms, such as the ability to obtain a greater degree of international diversification and the ability to arbitrage between imperfect capital markets.
Examine real international financial problems.
Throughout the text, a variety of real-life cases and examples, including new mini-cases in most chapters, demonstrate how to use financial analysis and reasoning to solve real international financial problems.
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Hence, my exasperation when I open the 2006 edition of the book and on the first page learn that the currency of Belgium is the Belgian franc, the currency of Ireland is the pound,(Ireland's curency was never the pound; it was the punt) or that Germany still has the DM. Many of students lost points on a midterm because they thought the currency of Finland is is the markka. Shapiro in 2006 says so. On the next page he fails to mention Monaco; there are a lot of capital flows internationally through Monoco. And on that page Spain still has a peseta.Portugal has escudos.
The book also suffers from wordiness. I did like the key phrases section in each chapter; I thought at least that all key phrases would be included in the glossary but I could find all there. There is a certain obtuseness which I did find perplexed my students sometimes, who did not quite enjoy this book as I had hoped. We would not use it again.
I tried to contact the author by email with several queries but did not experience the courtesy of a reply.