Business Fluctuations

Business Fluctuations : Forecasting Techniques and Applications

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Pragmatic in nature, this book introduces students to the broad institutional environment surrounding the business sector, with emphasis on the forecasting skills through coverage of forecasting models, and techniques and applications. Numerous extended examples are drawn from a wide range of situations and industries of actual forecasting situations, to illustrate the process involved in generating forecasts. The text also includes coverage of the important tasks of communicating the forecast to management and of understanding the inherent conflicts between forecast users and forecast preparers. New in this edition is expanded coverage of: Box-Jenkins methods and examples; multiple equation models and other types of regression models; and monitoring, revision and presenting forecasts to management.show more

Product details

  • Paperback | 672 pages
  • 178 x 235mm | 850g
  • Pearson Education Limited
  • Prentice-Hall
  • Harlow, United Kingdom
  • Revised
  • 2nd Revised edition
  • 0130940879
  • 9780130940872

Table of contents

Business forcasting; macroeconomic forces shaping the environment of the business sector; data collection and analysis; forecasting and forecast evaluation; simple linear regression; multiple regression models; advanced topics in regression analysis; time series models; advanced time series models; monitoring and revising forecasts; communicating the forecast to management.show more