Fuzzy Logic in Financial Analysis / Edition 1

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This volume systematically sets out the basic elements on which to base financial analysis for business in the new century. It incorporates a previous work that can serve as the basis and foundation to the new contributions that are now being made in the field of financial economy and intend to provide business with instruments and models that are suitable for the treatment of the new economic context. In dealing with rapid and unpredictable changes in technological and business conditions, it postulates a growing reliance on the opinions of experts instead of past data or probabilistic forecasts, which is a radical change but may yield fruitful results. For this reason, much emphasis is devoted to the problem of aggregation of the opinion of experts in the financial field, with the object of limiting, wherever possible, the subjective component of the opinions and making sure that the decisions have the best guarantee of reaching the desired objectives.
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"The book under review offers a wide survey of modern ideas and methods regarding the mathematical and logical treatment of recent business and economy. … The book is written on a mathematically simple level using elementary computational tools acceptable for a wide scale of readers." (Milan Mareš, Zentralblatt MATH, Vol. 1112 (8), 2007)

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9783540232131
  • Publisher: Springer Berlin Heidelberg
  • Publication date: 7/21/2005
  • Series: Studies in Fuzziness and Soft Computing Series, #175
  • Edition description: 2005
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 450
  • Product dimensions: 9.21 (w) x 6.14 (h) x 1.00 (d)

Table of Contents

1 The financial activity of businesses 1
2 Basic elements for the treatment of uncertainty 13
3 Acountancy and decision techniques 37
4 The estimate of economic-financial values by means of the budget 45
5 Long term financial solvency 61
6 Short term financial solvency 77
7 Financial analysis by means of ratios 95
8 Risk analysis 117
9 Inference chains in financial analysis 135
10 The effect of fixed costs on profit 159
11 Capital cost 179
12 Relation between financial structure and capital cost 203
13 Incidence of the financial structure on the value of the business 217
14 Sequential study of the modifications in the ratio of indebtedness 241
15 Determination of the possible strategies for reducing indebtedness in business 257
16 Sequential strategies for raising financial means 279
17 Differentiation of financial products 303
18 Selection of financial products 319
19 Neural structures for the selection of financial resources 341
20 Assignment of financial means in business 359
21 The economic-financial value of a business 383
22 The setting up of a financial product 411
23 Effects of economic surroundings on financial activity 427
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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 5, 2005


    El libro de la Dr. Gil Lafuente constituye una refrescante fuente de ideas para gestionar la incertidumbre no estocástica pero sí perceptible por los agentes económicos que interactúan para crear valor corporativo. A partir de la exposición clara y concisa de la noción de conjunto borroso se emprende un viaje fascinante en el cual se borrosifican los modelos financieros más básicos y tradicionales, se exponen las nuevas nociones de orden y asignación, abriendo un promisorio campo de investigación y un nuevo marco de gestión para los gerentes que actúan en entornos altamente inestables. Sin embargo, en una futura edición sería interesante se incluyesen asociaciones entre procesos estocásticos y borrosos con aplicaciones financieras, con el fin de borrosificar modelos en boga tales como los de opciones reales. En síntesis, es interesante mirar lo que sucede en matería de gestión de la incertidumbre financiera en Barcelona.

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