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Forecasting By Spyros G. Makridakis

Forecasting
by Spyros G. Makridakis

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The fifth edition of this text, thoroughly updated and revised, provides descriptions of forecasting including the possibilities and limitations of its role in the management process. The book aims to give the knowledge, tools and techniques needed to accurately forecast a business future.
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Forecasting: Methods for Management by Spyros G. Makridakis

This fifth edition has been thoroughly updated and revised in order to address this broader set of managerial concerns. Through down-to-earth descriptions of forecasting - including the possibilities and limitations and its role in the management process - this book gives the knowledge, tools, and techniques needed to accurately forecast and manage a business future, especially in today's increasingly uncertain business environment.

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Table of Contents


The role and importance of forecasting in management: forecasting and management: an introduction; the need for, and role of, forecasting; what can and cannot be predicted; quantitative forecasting methods: introduction to quantitative forecasting methods; smoothing methods; decomposition methods for time-series forecasting; autoregressive/moving average (ARMA) methods; simple regression methods; multiple regression; econometric modelling; forecasting challenges - explaining the past versus predicting the future; judgmental approaches to forecasting; biases and limitations in judgmental methods; monitoring approaches; selecting appropriate and quantitative methods; integrating judgmental and quantitative methods; technological and environmental forecasting; forecasting applications - the use of forecasting in business organizations; forecasting the short term; forecasting the medium term; forecasting the long term; support tools for quantitative forecasting: data development and computers; achieving forecasting's full potential.

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GOR002812650
Forecasting: Methods for Management by Spyros G. Makridakis
Spyros G. Makridakis
Used - Very Good
Paperback
John Wiley and Sons Ltd
1990-01-10
480
0471521884
9780471521884
N/A
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