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Creating Shareholder Value: A Guide for Managers and Investors by Alfred Rappaport

The price for avoiding this necessity, however, is eventually much more painful in human and economic terms. The shareholder value approach presented here has been widely embraced by publicly traded as well as privately held companies worldwide. In the meantime, implementation of shareholder value has helped transform American industry into the most competitive in the world, after a period when all the talk focused on its dismal performance. Chief executives of some of our largest companies have contended that shareholder interests should not be their primary obligation.

Whatever one thinks of raiders and their tactics, the threats of takeovers did prompt CEOs to give long-overdue focus to delivering value for shareholders. Creating Shareholder Value Hardcover The steady improvement in workplace safety over the years is more reasonably explained by the employer’s strong economic incentives to avoid accidents.

If management defers a sharfholder percent reduction in staff that is needed to make the company cost competitive, how long will it take before its industry rivals aggressively lower prices or invest in improved customer satisfaction, thereby threatening the very survival of the company? The same commentators that just a few years ago were lambasting CEOs for underperforming against foreign competitors are now criticizing CEOs for downsizing to improve competitiveness. In most cases CEOs are responding to advances brought about by stunning new technology, pressure from more efficient domestic or foreign competitors, opportunities to produce better or less costly products by outsourcing, deregulation, or simply too much capacity chasing too little demand.

The mutual interdependence among shareholders and other stakeholders makes it imperative that they engage in a partnership for value creation.

Creating Shareholder Value: A Guide for Managers and Investors

This interference with market forces has akfred to less competitive, high-cost companies and unemployment rates more than twice those experienced in this country. Further, Rappaport presents provocative new insights on shareholder value applications to: Innovation and customized products and services developed by highly skilled employees are increasingly a critical source of value creation.

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The introductory chapter is of more philosophical nature than the remainder and the author develops his thoughts on why the shareholder value approach is the one to adhere to for businesses. Shhareholder and bondholders seek payment when their financial claims fall due. Sanjay Bakshi rated it it was amazing Feb 06, It is, however, important to examine briefly the most frequent suggestion on how to align the interests of employees with those of shareholders.

Fabian rated it creatinf liked it Oct 21, Lance Bertsch rated it it was amazing Nov 05, There still is no free lunch. After a decade of downsizings frequently blamed on shareholder value decision rappapprt, this book presents a new and indepth assessment of the rationale for shareholder value. However, the implementation of shareholder value should not be viewed as either proprietary or a sustainable advantage, because global competitors are quickly incorporating it into their planning and decision making processes as well.

Those favoring privatization argue that allowing people to invest at least a part of their retirement money in an account similar to a k or an Individual Retirement Account would ensure the long-term sharfholder of the Social Security system without major cuts in benefits or increases in taxes.

Any significant exploitation of shareholders should be creatinh in a lower stock price.

Michael joined CS in as a packaged food industry analyst. Fortunately, there are powerful market incentives that lead value-maximizing managements to make decisions with socially desirable outcomes. In the s corporate governance discussions are replete with references to “balancing the interests of all stakeholders. Brilliant and incisive, this is the ralpaport book that should be required reading for managers shaeeholder investors who want to stay on the cutting edge of success in a highly competitive global economy.

Privatization advocates argue that forecasted Sharehloder Security shortfalls can rappapprt offset by the higher returns earned from a diversified portfolio of stocks and bonds versus the returns from Treasury notes, which by law Social Security must now invest in.

It is precisely this casualness toward shareholder interests that precipitated the s takeovers with all their unpleasant and largely avoidable consequences to many employees and communities. Rappaport starts the book explaining that objections to using a Discounted Cash Flow model do not hold. Every serious ananlyst should have a firm understanding of his writings. Vaule full terms and conditions and this month’s choices. Wallace’s quality program significantly increased on-time deliveries as well as its market share.


Tyler Olson rated it it was amazing Sep 14, By clicking ‘Sign me up’ I acknowledge that I have read and agree to the privacy policy and terms of use. Lists with This Book.

The author shows how corporate managers can apply the shareholder value approach to managing companies and supplies the tools for doing so. The author explains the concept of shareholder value as the present value of all future free cash flows discounted by the cost of capital, net of net debt.

In Robert Monks and Nell Minow founded LENS, a fund exclusively devoted to investing in “companies with strong underlying values, but whose performance lags due to lack of focus by the management or the board. John rated it really liked it Mar 01, Second, shareholder returns may be materially influenced by what management believes to be unduly optimistic or pessimistic market expectations at the beginning or end of the performance measurement period.

This emphasis on long-term cash flow is the essence of the shareholder value approach. Michael earned an A.

Patrick Voigt rated it liked it Oct 24, Millions of employees have an indirect stake in stock performance by their participation in defined-benefit pension plans sponsored by their employers. Ground-braking classic book on Corporate Strategy in relation to creating shareholder value None of them have the democratic freedom as shareholders rappaportt to buy or sell their shares.

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Creating Shareholder Value

Capitalism is not en vogue in Grale rated it it was amazing Sep 28, Dat Dinh quang rated it it was amazing Feb 19, To me the most interesting chapters are those where Rappaport not only links the creation of shareholder value to corporate strategy and execution but also manager evaluation and remuneration.

Brilliant and incisive, this is the one book that should be required reading for managers and investors who want to stay on the cutting edge of success in a highly competitive global economy.

Exclusive reliance on shareholder returns, however, has its own limitations.