Strategic Business Forecasting: The Complete Guide to Forecasting Real World Company Performance, Revised Edition, 1st Edition (Hardback) book cover

Strategic Business Forecasting

The Complete Guide to Forecasting Real World Company Performance, Revised Edition, 1st Edition

By Jae K. Shim

CRC Press

308 pages

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pub: 2000-01-28
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A book on practical business forecasting belongs in the library of everyone interested in business. Forecasting is extremely important to finance and accounting executives, business economists and managers at all levels.

Strategic Business Forecasting: The Complete Guide to Forecasting Real World Company Performance provides you with a working knowledge of the fundamentals of business forecasting that can be applied in the real world regardless of the size of the firm. The author explains the basic forecasting methodology and the practical applications. All aspects of business are discussed, making this a comprehensive and valuable reference.

The author avoids theoretical and mathematical discussions to gets right into how, when , and why to use this book. Many practical examples, applications, illustrations, guidelines, measures, checklists, rules of thumb, tips, graphs, diagrams and tables aid your comprehension of the subject. The author displays and explains printouts obtained using many popular spreadsheet programs and software packages.

The book goes far beyond just sales forecasting, encompassing a wide range of topics of major importance to practical business managers and finance professionals, including cash flow forecasting, cost prediction, earnings forecasts, bankruptcy prediction, foreign exchange forecasting, and interest rate forecasting. Written in an easy-to-read style, it is practical, current, and intriguing - a reference book to use throughout your business career.

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Winner of a Choice magazine's Outstanding Academic Title award, January 2001

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Table of Contents

Introduction

Forecasting and Managerial Planning

Forecasting, Budgeting, and Business Valuation

Forecasting Methods

Moving Averages and Smoothing Methods

Regression Analysis

Multiple Regression

Time Series Analysis and Classical Decomposition

Forecasting with No Data

The Box-Jenkins Approach to Forecasting

Models Based on Learned Behavior - Markov Model and Indirect Methods

What are the Right Forecasting Tools for You?

Applications

Financial and Earnings Forecasting

Cash Flow Forecasting

Analysis of Cost Behavior and Cost Prediction

Bankruptcy Prediction

Forecasting Foreign Exchange Rates

Interest Rate Forecasting

Technological Forecasting

Forecasting for the 21st Century

Glossary

Appendix

Index

Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
BUS027000
BUSINESS & ECONOMICS / Finance
BUS042000
BUSINESS & ECONOMICS / Management Science
BUS053000
BUSINESS & ECONOMICS / Quality Control