Fuzzy Logic in Financial Analysis / Edition 1

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In today’s increasingly complex and uncertain business environment, financial analysis is yet more critical to business managers who tackle problems of an economic or business nature. Knowledge based on formal logic and even experience becomes less sufficient. 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 for the new contributions that are now being made in the field of financial economy and intend to provide business with instruments and models suitable for dealing with 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: 9783642062216
  • Publisher: Springer Berlin Heidelberg
  • Publication date: 12/15/2010
  • Series: Studies in Fuzziness and Soft Computing Series, #175
  • Edition description: Softcover reprint of hardcover 1st ed. 2005
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 450
  • Product dimensions: 9.21 (w) x 6.14 (h) x 0.94 (d)

Table of Contents

The Financial Activity of Businesses.- Basic Elements for the Treatment of Uncertainty.- Accountancy and Decision Techniques.- The Estimate of Economic-Financial Values by Means of the Budget.- Long Term Financial Solvency.- Short Term Financial Solvency.- Financial Analysis by Means of Ratios.- Risk Analysis.- Inference Chains in Financial Analysis.- The Effect of Fixed Costs on Profit.- Capital Cost.- Relation between Financial Structure and Capital Cost.- Incidence of the Financial Structure on the Value of the Business.- Sequential Study of the Modifications in the Ratio of Indebtedness.- Determination of the Possible Strategies for Reducing Indebtedness in Business.- Sequential Strategies for Raising Financial Means.- Differentiation of Financial Products.- Selection of Financial Products.- Neural Structures for the Selection of Financial Resources.- Assignment of Financial Means in Business.- The Economic-Financial Value of a Business.- The Setting up of a Financial Product.- Effects of Economic Surroundings on Financial Activity.

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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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