Published in 1997, this text focuses on the conundrum between the academics ability to distinguish between failing and non-failing businesses with models of over 85.5per cent accuracy, and the reasons why credit agencies and the like do not act on such information. The author asks, are the models defective?
Table of Contents
1. The Background Part 1: Previous Research 2. Normative Theories of Corporate Failure 3. Positive Theories of Corporate Failure: I – Univariate Models 4. Positive Theories of Corporate Failure: II – Multivariate Models 5. Positive Theories of Corporate Failure: III – Iterative Models 6. Positive Theories of Corporate Failure: IV – Early Warning Studies 7. Positive Theories of Corporate Failure: V – Case Study Research 8. The Explanatory Variables: I – Financial Ratios 9. The Explanatory Variables: II – Non-Financial Ratio Indicators Part 2: The Empirical Studies 10. The Data 11. Univariate Analysis 12. Multivariate Analysis: Logit and Survival Models 13. Multivariate Analysis: Iterative Models 14. Share Price Behaviour Models 15. Case Study Analysis 16. Summary and Conclusions.