Author: Biz India

Book Review: Security Market Imperfections in Worldwide Equity Markets

Editors: Donald B. Keim and William T. Ziemba Publisher:  Cambridge University Press – 531 pages Book Review by: Sonu Chandiram I believe many investors (and some traders as well) ask themselves this all-important question frequently, and that is the primary theme of this book: Are asset prices predictable or do current prices fully reflect underlying value? Additionally, I believe they frequently wonder:  Does taking more risk lead to higher expected returns? One of the two editors of this book – William T. Ziemba – organized a week-long seminar to shed light on these issues. It was held May 8-13,1995...

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Book Review: Frontiers of Strategic Alliance Research -Negotiating, Structuring, and Governing Partnerships

Editors: Farok J. Contractor and Jeffrey J. Reuer Publisher:  Cambridge University Press – 490 pages Book Review by: Sonu Chandiram We have all heard the saying “two heads are better than one.” Using the same principle of combing the experience, expertise, ideas, knowledge, skills and talents that individuals use to achieve results that can be far greater than the combined outcomes of two individuals, companies have also begun forming alliances to achieve revenues and earnings that are much bigger than the sum of two firms’ financial results. Every way of doing things for greater outcomes has its plusses and...

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Book Review: Surgical and Medical Management of Male Infertility

Editors: Marc Goldstein, MD and Peter N. Schlegel, MD Publisher: Cambridge University Press – 351 pages, with DVD Book Review by: Sonu Chandiram Hope has been increasing in recent years for infertile males, write the editors of this book – Drs. Marc Goldstein and Peter Schlagel – in the Preface. The write: “Dramatic advances in the diagnosis and treatment of male infertility allow conception for couples previously considered untreatable,” pointing out to gains from tests of sperm function, contributing to better understanding of the causes. The editors also write that in vitro fertilization combined with intracytoplasmic sperm injection (IVF/ICSI)...

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Book Review: Cost-Benefit Analysis – Concepts and Practice, 5th edition

Authors: Anthony E. Boardman, David H. Greenberg, Aidan R. Vining, and David L. Weimer Publisher:  Cambridge University Press – 594 pages Book Review by: Sonu Chandiram When books reach their fifth edition, it is an indication that that the first and / or subsequent editions were well received by its users and possibly also they were commercial successes. One easy way to check to check a book’s popularity is to look at its ranking on the website of the world’s No.1 bookseller www.Amazon.com. Accordingly, this fifth edition of Cost-Benefit Analysis ranks a high No.1,076 in the Public Finance category....

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Book Review: Under One Sky – The IAU Centenary Symposium – Proceedings of the 349th Symposium of the International Astronomical Union (IAU) held in Vienna, August 28-31, 2018

Editors: Christiaan Sterken, John Hearnshaw, and David Valls-Gabaud Publisher:  Cambridge University Press – 542 pages Book Review by: Sonu Chandiram Over 3,000 astronomers were to have attended this 100th annual gathering of astronomers from around the world, the authors write in the Preface to this book. But how many attended is not indicated. The fact that the IAU has lasted for a century is significant, and that this Union has decided what it’s going to do in the next decade is a strong sign of its purposefulness. The IAU is 100 years old and has accomplished much, as you...

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