Value Based Management: Developing a Systematic Approach to Creating Shareholder Value
by James A Knight
ISBN 0786311339 (0-7863-1133-9)
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Hardcover, McGraw-Hill, 1997
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Book summary: Value Based Management brushes aside the often-confusing amalgam of quick-fix management potions, and gives you tested tips and strategies designed to turn your company into an equity-enhancing machine. This long-awaited book describes how, once you have seen and tried the hundreds of different management theories that abound today, one goal will always remain: Enhancing Shareholder Value. Companies that focus on creating and building value become focused, goal-oriented, and successful at building the powerful business machines that are required in todayÕs give-no-quarter competitive environment. Performance measurement consultant James A. KnightÕs eye-opening book provides convincing proof that strategies designed to maximize shareholder value can benefit everyone involved. With its clear-cut diagrams, explanations, and case histories, Value Based Management demonstrates how every decision your management team makes can consistently create shareholder value. Its comprehensive benefits include a clear definition of the nature of corporate value, and how the act of enhancing it can create positive reverberations throughout the entire company; examples of companies that have successfully managed for value and how they have done it, alongside examples of companies that failed to manage for value and how you can avoid their pitfalls; and explanations of how Value Added Management creates the optimal balance between short and long term decisions, and helps your managers balance the trade offs between improved levels of profit and greater growth. Like so many journeys, the toughest step when focusing your company on Value Management is the first step. Take that first step today! Read Value Based Management, focus on the strategy and business questions it raises, then think about how its solutions can be tailored to fit your company. Once you have begun to implement Value Based Management your shareholders, along with your customers and employees, will recognize and reap the profitable benefits of a value based corporate mindset.
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