Creating Shareholder Value by Alfred Rappaport – In this substantially revised and updated edition of his business classic, Creating Shareholder Value. VBM Thought Leader: Alfred Rappaport. Creating Shareholder Value. The New Standard for Business Performance. Alfred Rappaport About Alfred Rappaport. Now, in this substantially revised and updated edition of his business classic, Creating Shareholder Value, Alfred Rappaport provides managers and.

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Enter your mobile number or email address below and we’ll send you a link to download the free Kindle App. Then you can start reading Kindle books on your smartphone, tablet, or computer – no Kindle device required. To get the free app, enter your mobile phone number. Rappaport eschews the most common measures of a company’s performance, such as price-to-earnings ratios “Cash is a fact, profit is an opinion”return on investment, and equity measures, instead concentrating on developing a shareholder value approach that measures “value drivers” such as sales-growth rates, operating profit margins, and cost of capital.

This revised and updated edition addresses the issues of corporate downsizing and the social responsibilities of business. It also includes new sections on the value of mergers and acquisitions and how to implement a shareholder value system. Both managers and investors alike will find this book useful. The insights on acquisitions and the work on performance measurements are very important for fast-growing companies.

October 13, Sold by: Not Enabled Word Wise: Not Enabled Screen Reader: Enabled Amazon Best Sellers Rank: The ultimate test of corporate strategy, the only reliable measure, is whether it creates economic value for shareholders. Now, in this substantially revised and updated edition of his business classic, Creating Shareholder Value, Alfred Rappaport provides managers and investors with the practical tools needed to generate superior returns.

After a decade of downsizings frequently blamed on shareholder value decision making, this book presents a new and indepth assessment of the rationale for shareholder value. Further, Rappaport presents provocative new insights on shareholder value applications to: Readers will be particularly interested in Rappaport’s answers to three management performance evaluation questions: The recent acquisition of Duracell International by Gillette is analyzed in detail, enabling the reader to understand the critical information needed when assessing the risks and rewards of a merger from both sides of the negotiating table.


The shareholder value approach presented here has been widely embraced by publicly traded as well as privately held companies worldwide. 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. Read more Read less. Kindle Cloud Reader Read instantly in your browser. Customers who bought this item also bought.

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In Creating Shareholder ValueAlfred Rappaport argues that management’s primary responsibility is to company shareholders. First published 12 years ago, the ideas put forth by Rappaport have since become commonplace in companies around the world.

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Top Reviews Most recent Top Reviews. There was a problem filtering reviews right now. Please try again later. As a soon to be business school grad, this book is an abridged version of the entire MBA program in less valuw pages.

Even more remarkable when you consider this was originally written inas the principles are relevant today in more than ever. I have both the 1st and 2nd edition of this book.

Alfred Rappaport – Creating Shareholder Value

Despite being 2 decades since the release of the 2nd edition, shareholder value rappaporg remains the true north of what will guide businesses in building lasting value. Excellent book, even better than expected.

A great guide for those wanting to gain a higher level of understanding of corporate decision making. I found it useful within my own business unit and plan to bring back some of the concepts.


Read this book if you have a desire to stand out by analyzing decisions like a corporate officer. For more than 25 years, from the first edition to this current version, this has rappaport the Gold Standard for defining and guiding managers to creating shareholder value. In the rappaporrt few decades there have been a lot of silly business fads that have come and gone – TQM, Six Sigma, EVA, Re-engineering, but the disciplines Rappaport details serve managers far better than these transitory buzzwords ever did.

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