Business Analysis and Valuation has been developed specifically for students undertaking accounting Valuation subjects. With a significant number of case studies exploring various issues in this field, including a running chapter example, it offers a practical and in-depth approach. This second edition of the Palepu text has been revitalised with all new Australian content in parts 1-3, making this edition predominantly local, while still retaining a selection of the much admired and rigorous Harvard case studies in part 4. Retaining the same author team, this new edition presents the field of valuation accounting in the Australian context in a clear, logical and thorough manner.
New to the Edition
- 16 Australian and NZ short case studies running throughout parts 1-3 – ideal for tutorial-based discussion and learning
- 14 longer Harvard cases studies in Part 4 – ideal for extended study
- The only Financial Statement Analysis book on the market with both Australian/NZ and US content
- The only book on the market with more than a handful of Harvard cases
- A practical, staged approach – takes students through the steps of analysis to help their understanding
- Use the ongoing cases to help the conversation with students run smoothly across the semester
- Expanded number of tutorial-tested questions helps lower your workload
About the Authors
Krishna G. Palepu
- Fully overhauled with Australian content and 16 Australian case studies in parts 1-3 – including 16 cases, comprising a running case study on Qantas and continuous case examples on Bega Cheese, Warrnambool Cheese and Fonterra to help tie the theory in the chapters to real-world examples.
- NEW Part 4 contains 14 Harvard case studies – the only Australian book on the market to carry this many Harvard cases
is the Ross Graham Walker Professor of Business Administration and Senior Associate Dean for International Development at the Harvard Business School, Harvard University. Prior to assuming his current administrative position, Professor Palepu held other positions at the school, including Senior Associate Dean, Director of Research, and Chair, Accounting and Control Unit. Professor Palepu's current research and teaching activities focus on strategy and governance. In the area of strategy, his recent focus has been on the globalization of emerging markets. In the area of corporate governance, Professor Palepu's work focuses on how to make corporate boards more effective, and on improving corporate disclosure. Professor Palepu teaches these topics in several HBS programs aimed at members of corporate boards: "How to make corporate boards more effective, "Audit Committees in the new era of governance, "Compensation Committees: Preparing the challenges ahead." Professor Palepu has done extensive research on mergers and acquisitions and corporate disclosure. Based on this work, he coauthored the book, Business Analysis and Valuation: Text and Cases, which won the American Accounting Association's Wildman Award for its impact on management practice, as well as the Notable Contribution to the Accounting Literature Award for its impact on academic research. This book, translated into Chinese, Japanese, and Spanish, is widely used in leading MBA programs all over the world. It is accompanied by a business analysis and valuation software model published by the Harvard Business School Publishing Company. Professor Palepu has a doctorate from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, and an Honorary Doctorate from the Helsinki School of Economics and Business Administration.
Paul M. Healy
is James R. Williston Professor of Business Administration, and Unit Head, Accounting and Management, at Harvard Business School, Harvard University. Professor Healy joined Harvard Business School as a Professor of Business Administration in 1997. Professor Healy received his B.C.A. Honors (1st Class) in Accounting and Finance from Victoria University, New Zealand in 1977, his M.S. in Economics from the University of Rochester in 1981, his Ph.D. in Business from the University of Rochester in 1983, and is a New Zealand CPA. In New Zealand, Professor Healy worked for Arthur Young and ICI. Prior to joining Harvard, Professor Healy spent fourteen years on the faculty at the M.I.T. Sloan School of Management, where he received awards for teaching excellence in 1991, 1992, and 1997. He is the co-author of one of the leading financial analysis textbooks, Business Analysis & Valuation. In 1993-94 he served as Deputy Dean at the Sloan School, and in 1994-95 he visited London Business School and Harvard Business School. Professor Healy's research includes studies of the role and performance of financial analysts, how firms' disclosure strategies affect their costs of capital, the performance of merging firms after mergers, and managers' financial reporting decisions. His work has been published in The Accounting Review, Journal of Accounting and Economics, Journal of Accounting Research, and Journal of Financial Economics. In 1990, his article "The Effect of Bonus Schemes on Accounting Decisions," published in Journal of Accounting and Economics, was awarded the AICPA/AAA Notable Contribution Award. His text Business Analysis & Valuation was awarded the AICPA/AAA's Wildman Medal for contributions to the practice in 1997 and the AICPA/AAA Notable Contribution Award in 1998.
Associate Professor Sue Wright
is Australian President of AFAANZ (Accounting and Finance Association of Australia and New Zealand) for 2011-2013. Sue has been a director of AFAANZ since 2005, and has served as Treasurer, Research Director, and as Co-Director of the AFAANZ Doctoral Symposium since 2007. Sue is a member of the Consultative Advisory Group to the IFAC (International Federation of Accountants) board, IAESB (International Accounting Education Standards Board). She currently serves the university on the University Library Committee and the faculty on the Faculty Board. Her previous administrative roles include Academic Senate, Faculty Research Committee, and acting Head of Department. In 2007 she was awarded an Outstanding Service Award by Macquarie University, in recognition of her long-term commitment to the work of the university and her achievements.
is Professor of Accounting at Massey University, Albany, and FCA of the New Zealand Institute of Chartered Accountants. His research has examined issues in financial reporting and financial analysis. Michael became a life member of the Accounting and Finance Association of Australia and New Zealand in 2002 and received the Outstanding Contribution to Practice Award in 2001.
is a consultant and financial controller currently working with businesses and in the financial services industry. Philip holds memberships in various professional organisations such as CPA Australia, Governance Institute of Australia and Australian Institute of Management. His research interests include financial reporting, earnings management, corporate finance and valuation. Previously, Philip taught both postgraduate and undergraduate students in Financial Statement Analysis at Sydney University.