Recent events have turned the spotlight on the issue of corporate accountability - especially when it comes to protecting shareholder value. In the modern corporation, non-owners commonly manage day-to-day operations, and their decisions have a direct impact on the company's overall value. But what can management do to positively impact share price and protect shareholder investment? This book addresses shareholder value from a managerial perspective. It covers all essential corporate governance issues from this angle, providing detailed information and insights on: contemporary asset pricing models, and how they can help managers determine optimal returns on shareholder funds; financial structures and dividend policies designed to advance shareholder interests; and, methods for executives, managers and boards of directors to work as one to enhance and increase shareholder value. -- Edited summary from book.