Forecasting Profit / Edition 1

Forecasting Profit / Edition 1

by Mike Metcalfe
     
 

ISBN-10: 0792394828

ISBN-13: 9780792394822

Pub. Date: 01/31/1995

Publisher: Springer US

This book is about managing the task of forecasting profit. It builds a case for using multiple methods, providing examples of each method, and suggesting practical techniques to use in dealing with the issues and problems of accuracy in profit forecasts. All the elements that infringe on profits (costs, sales, budgeting, investment, and loan default) are examined

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This book is about managing the task of forecasting profit. It builds a case for using multiple methods, providing examples of each method, and suggesting practical techniques to use in dealing with the issues and problems of accuracy in profit forecasts. All the elements that infringe on profits (costs, sales, budgeting, investment, and loan default) are examined within this framework. In addition to synthesizing the research, Professor Metcalfe has applied his own research work on forecast modeling and judgmental methods. The final result is a practical reference book for making more accurate profit forecasts.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780792394822
Publisher:
Springer US
Publication date:
01/31/1995
Edition description:
1995
Pages:
339
Product dimensions:
6.10(w) x 9.25(h) x 0.03(d)

Table of Contents

Preface: What, for Whom, Why, and How
1Reporting a Forecast1
2Types of Evidence29
3An Historical Classification51
4Group Forecasts63
5Question Instruments89
6Interviews105
7Extrapolation139
8Causal Models179
9Bootstrapping and Expert Systems205
10Deterministic Models211
11Eclectic Methods219
12Bankruptcy Forecasts237
13Profit Forecasts259
14Disclosure283
15Evaluating a Forecast297
References311
Subject Index335

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