After reading chapter 7, you should be able to: Explain why economic costs include both explicit (revealed and expressed) costs and implicit (present but not obvious) costs; relate the law of diminishing returns to a firm’s short-run production costs; describe the distinctions between fixed and variable costs and among total, average, and marginal costs; use economies of scale to link a firm’s size and its average costs in the long run.
After studying this chapter in the lecture, you should be able to: Explain what the cost of capital represents and why it is so important, estimate the cost of equity using the dividend growth model approach and the security market line approach, estimate the cost of debt and the cost of preferred stock, understand when it is appropriate and to use the WACC as a measure of the firm's required rate of return,...
Project Gutenberg's The Book of Business Etiquette, by Nella Henney This eBook is for the use of anyone anywhere at no cost and with almost no restrictions whatsoever. You may copy it, give it away or re-use it under the terms of the Project Gutenberg License included with this eBook or online at www.gutenberg.org Title: The Book of Business Etiquette Author: Nella Henney Release Date: October 13, 2007
Chapter 15 explain the cost of capital and taxation issues in project evaluation. This chapter include objectives: Understand the concept of the cost of capital, understand the effect of risk on the cost of capital, understand how the cost of capital can be measured under the imputation tax system, understand why the cost of capital for a company is expressed as a weighted average of the costs of all of the company’s sources of capital,...
In a slow economy, companies no longer have the luxury of
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issues, quickly identify and solve problems if they do occur,
and drive down costs by increasing efficiencies. Six Sigma
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Abstract Most finance textbooks present the Weighted Average Cost of Capital WACC calculation as: WACC = Kd×(1-T)×D% + Ke×E% (1) Where Kd is the cost of debt before taxes, T is the tax rate, D% is the percentage of debt on total value, Ke is the cost of equity and E% is the percentage of equity on total value. All of them precise (but not with enough emphasis) that the values to calculate D% y E% are market values. Although they devote special space and thought to calculate Kd and Ke,
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Every opinion poll shows Wisconsin citizens are
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Chapter 9 - Ethics, corporate social responsibility, environmental sustainability, and strategy. After studying this chapter, you should be able to: Understand how the standards of ethical behavior in business relate to the ethical standards and norms of the larger society and culture in which a company operates, recognize conditions that can give rise to unethical business strategies and behavior, gain an understanding of the costs of business ethics failures.
Chapter 8: Variable costing and the costs of quality and sustainability. After completing this chapter, you should be able to: Explain the accounting treatment of fixed manufacturing overhead under absorption and variable costing, prepare an income statement under absorption costing, prepare an income statement under variable costing,...
Chapter 8 - Inventories and thecost of goods sold. Upon completion of this lesson, the successful participant will be able to: Explain the need for taking a physical inventory, record shrinkage losses and other year-end adjustments to inventory, explain the effects on the income statement of errors in inventory valuation, estimate the cost of goods sold and ending inventory by the gross profit method and by the retail method,...
Chapter 9 - Businesses and the cost of production. This chapter develops a number of crucial cost concepts that will be employed in the succeeding three chapters to analyze the four basic market models. A firm’s implicit and explicit costs are explained for both short and long run periods. The explanation of short run costs includes arithmetic and graphic analyses of both the total, average, and marginal-cost concepts.
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For many companies, the decision would have been
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the company was offered an opportunity to sell its
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promoting social causes! Robert Holland Jr.
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This text offers the perfect introduction to social benefit-cost analysis. The book closely integrates the theory and practice of benefit-cost analysis using a spreadsheet framework. The spreadsheet model is constructed in a truly original way which contributes to transparency, provides a check on the accuracy of the analysis, and facilitates sensitivity, risk and alternative scenario assessment. A case study inco
is not so long since most personal letters, after an extremely formal salutation, began "I take my pen in
hand." We do not see that so much nowadays, but the spirit lingers. Pick up the average letter and you cannot
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THE PRESIDENT OF LOCKHEED AIRCRAFT CORPORATION
and Vice President Lyndon Johnson agreed to end
Lockheed’s workforce segregation on May 25, 1961.
Looking back, this contract, which was announced with great
fanfare at the White House, signified far more than the public
acknowledgment of systematic racial segregation in employment.
It illustrated the leading role that prominent corporations
were beginning to embrace by hiring and promoting the
widest range of workers in this country.