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BASIC FINANCE: AN INTRODUCTION TO FINANCIAL THEORY, PRACTICES AND INSTITUTIONS

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by JAMES R. BRYCE

1st ed., August 1980, 158 pages, $15.95  Review Cart
ISBN 978-0-89641-038-1

This book was written for introductory finance courses at the freshman and sophomore levels. The prose style and the illustrations are purposefully designed to be clearly comprehensible to a student just entering college. It is a basic text that describes the fundamental financial principles in a concise manner. Basic theoretical topics include working capital, long-term or capital financing, money, the dynamics of monetary elasticity and financial management. Unique to this text is the model of the Dynamic Business Firm which provides for the student a systematic approach to understanding the ongoing financial process of a business entity.

Contents

Introduction

Chapter 1: FINANCING THE BUSINESS FIRM
Financial Organization of the Business Firm
Working Capital
Sources of Short-Term Financing
Corporation Finance
Organized Stock Exchanges
Long-Term of “Capital” Financing

Chapter 2: MONEY AND CREDIT
Money
The Commercial Bank
The Federal Reserve System
The Money Market
The Dynamics of Monetary Elasticity

Chapter 3: FINANCIAL CONTROL AND ANALYSIS
Financial Statements
Interpreting Financial Statements

Chapter 4: FINANCIAL MANAGEMENT
Cash Management
Inventory Management
Fixed Asset/Capital Management

Chapter 5: CONSUMER FINANCE
Consumer Finance
Home Financing

Chapter 6: INSTITUTIONS AUXILIARY TO FINANCE
Credit Reporting Agencies and Insurance

Chapter 7: GOVERNMENT FINANCE
Financing Local and State Government
Financing Federal Government

About the Author

James R. Bryce is currently Associate Professor of Business and Economics at Del Mar University. After receiving a BBA in Accounting from Midwestern University, he became involved in the retailing business and later real estate and general contracting. He graduated from Texas Christian University in 1964 with a Masters in Economics and has taught at Midwestern University and The University of Texas at Arlington.

 

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