Projects presents the entire gamut of capital budgeting. The book discusses key principles and techniques for evaluating capital expenditure proposals, as well as strategic, qualitative and organizational considerations impacting capital budgeting decisions. Further, it suggests ways of improving project appraisal and capital budgeting practices, and also describes and evaluates business practices in various areas.
Written by a renowned finance educator Prasanna Chandra, the book in its seventh edition, has acquired vast readership among students and practitioners over a period of almost three decades.
Highlights of the seventh edition:
Substantial revision of several chapters
Fifteen new sections
Four new minicases
Several boxes containing valuable perspectives and practical insights
Updated and expanded ancillary web material for students and instructors
About the Author Dr Prasanna Chandra, Director of Centre for Financial Management, is an MBA and PhD (Finance). He has about four decades of teaching experience in postgraduate and executive education programmes. He was a Professor of Finance at Indian Institute of Management, Bangalore for nearly two decades, and Visiting Professor of Finance at Southern Illinois University, USA, for two years.
He was appointed as a member of several committees including the Capital Issues Advisory Committee, the High Powered Committee on Insurance Sector Reforms, and the SEBI Committee on Derivatives. He has served or is serving on the boards of a number of organizations including Power Finance Corporation, Torrent Pharmaceuticals Limited, Unit Trust of India, Investment Advisory Services Limited, Inter-Connected Stock Exchange of India, IFCI, IIM (B) , ICFAI, Templeton Mutual Fund, Bangalore Stock Exchange Limited, and Karnataka Soaps and Detergents Limited. He has been a consultant to many organizations.
Dr Chandra has conducted executive seminars for a number of organizations like INDAL, Infosys, Tata Motors, ITC, NIIT, Tata Steel, Sasken Communications, TATA-IBM, Tata Power, BHEL, Bharat Shell, ANZ Grindlays, HMT, Canara Bank, Vysya Bank, ONGC, Wipro, GAIL, Microsoft, Motorola, and Hindustan Unilever.
His other books include Financial Management: Theory and Practice, Investment, Analysis and Portfolio Management, Managing Investments, Finance Sense, Fundamentals of Financial Management, and Valuation of Equity Shares. He has authored over 70 articles in professional journals and business periodicals. Dr Chandra has been a Fulbright Scholar and a UNDP Fellow. He has received several honours including the Best Teacher Award from the Association of Indian Management Schools.
Table Of Contents
Part I: Planning Chapter 1. Overview
Chapter 2. Strategy and Resource Allocation
Chapter 3. Generation and Screening of Project Ideas
Part II: Analysis Chapter 4. Market and Demand Analysis
Chapter 5. Technical Analysis
Chapter 6. Financial Estimates and Projections
Part III: Selection I Chapter 7. The Time Value of Money
Chapter 8. Investment Criteria
Chapter 9. Project Cash Flows
Chapter 10. The Cost of Capital
Chapter 11. Project Risk Analysis
Part IV: Selection II Chapter 12. Project Rate of Return
Chapter 13. Special Decisions Situations
Chapter 14. Social Cost Benefit Analysis
Chapter 15. Multiple Projects and Constraints
Chapter 16. Valuation of Real Options
Chapter 17. Judgemental, Behavioural, Strategic, and Organisational Considerations
Part V: Financing Chapter 18. Financing of Projects
Chapter 19. Financing Infrastructure Projects
Chapter 20. Venture Capital and Private Equity
Part VI: Implementation Chapter 21. Project Management
Chapter 22. Network Techniques for Project Management
Chapter 23. Project Review and Administrative Aspects
Projects: Planning, Analysis, Selection, Financing, Implementation, And Review, 7/e PB
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