This book is simply the best book ever written. I purchased it for my second yr Accountancy & Finance degree, and i prefer it over the recommended text in the 3rd year. It provides plenty of information put to the reader in a very understable way. The case studies and examples not only help the reader to understand the subject, but it also gives a starting point for further research into companies, when it comes to essay writing! I WISH PIKE AND NEALE WERE MY LECTURES BECAUSE THEIR WRITING GIVES RISE TO COMMON SENSE UNDERSTANDING!!!