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Principles of Business Forecasting

ISBN-10: 0324311273

ISBN-13: 9780324311273

Edition: 2013

Authors: Keith Ord, Robert Fildes

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Ord/Fildes PRINCIPLES OF BUSINESS FORECASTING, 1E gives users the tools and insight to make the most effective forecasts drawing on the latest research ideas. Ord and Fildes have designed PRINCIPLES OF BUSINESS FORECASTING for users who have taken a first course in applied statistics or who have an equivalent background. Whether used by students or current practitioners, this book provides an introduction to both standard and advanced forecasting methods and their underlying models, and also includes general principles to guide and simplify forecasting practice. A key strength of the book is its emphasis on real data sets, taken from government and business sources and used in each chapter's examples. Forecasting techniques are demonstrated using a variety of software platforms and the companion website provides easy-to-use Excel macros to support the basic methods. After the introductory chapters, the focus shifts to using extrapolative methods (exponential smoothing and ARIMA) and then to statistical model-building using multiple regression. In later chapters, the authors cover more novel techniques such as data mining and judgmental methods, and also examine organizational issues of implementation and the development of a forecasting support system within an organization.
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Book details

List price: $55.07
Copyright year: 2013
Publisher: Cengage South-Western
Publication date: 11/14/2011
Binding: Hardcover
Pages: 528
Size: 8.25" wide x 10.00" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 2.904
Language: English

Robert Fildes is Distinguished Professor of Management Science in the School of Management, Lancaster University and Director of the Lancaster Centre for Forecasting. He has a mathematics degree from Oxford and a Ph.D. from the University of California in Statistics. He was co-founder in 1981 of the JOURNAL OF FORECASTING and in 1985 of the INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF FORECASTING. For ten years from 1988 he was Editor-in-Chief of the IJF and remains an associate editor. He was president of the International Institute of Forecasters between 2000 and 2004. His research interests are concerned with the comparative evaluation of different forecasting methods, the implementation of improved forecasting procedures in organizations and the design of forecasting systems. In 1976 he wrote one of the earliest business forecasting textbooks. Though long out-of-print, many of its core ideas have survived the test of time. Robert is a Fellow of the International Institute of Forecasters and of the Operational Research Society.

Forecasting, the Why and How
Basic Tools for Forecasting
Forecasting Trends: Exponential Smoothing
Seasonal Series: Forecasting and Decomposition
State-Space Models for Time Series
Autoregressive Integrated Moving Average (ARIMA) Models
Simple Linear Regression for Forecasting
Multiple Regression for Time Series
Model Building
Advanced Methods of Forecasting
Judgment-Based Forecasts
Putting Forecasting Methods to Work
Forecasting in Practice
Basic Statistical Concepts (online only)
Glossary (online only)
Forecasting Software (online only)