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Forecasting for business

methods and applications

by Douglas Wood

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Published by Longman in London, New York .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Business forecasting.

  • Edition Notes

    Includes bibliographies and index.

    StatementDoug Wood, Robert Fildes.
    SeriesLongman business series
    ContributionsFildes, Robert, joint author.
    Classifications
    LC ClassificationsHB3730 .W64 1976
    The Physical Object
    Paginationxii, 280 p. :
    Number of Pages280
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL5215532M
    ISBN 100582440599
    LC Control Number75046513

      If you rely on revenue from a few months to sustain your business all year, forecasting your revenue and expenses isn’t a nice-to-have—it’s a must. And yes, “forecasting revenue and expenses” sounds exactly like a line from that accounting and finance course you didn’t take (or didn’t like) in school, but it’s not as hard as it.   This book discusses as well the views of most academic time series analysts regarding the usefulness of searches for cycles in most economic and business series. The final chapter deals with the techniques developed for forecasting. This book is a valuable resource for senior undergraduates in business, economics, commerce, and Edition: 1.

    Business Planning and Financial Forecasting: A Guide for Business Start-Up. This web-based guide is available on Small Business BC’s website by clicking on Small Business Guides at For all your other business information needs go to British Columbia’s award-.   For example, forecasts help a business identify appropriate responses to changes in demand levels, price-cutting by the competition, economic ups and downs and more. To receive the greatest benefit from forecasts, leaders must understand the finer details of the different types of forecasting methods, recognize what a particular forecasting.

      The Importance of Forecasting in Business. Forecasting is the art and science of predicting future events. Forecasting may involve taking historical data (such as past sales) and projecting them into the future with a mathematical model. Forecasting data and methods. The appropriate forecasting methods depend largely on what data are available. If there are no data available, or if the data available are not relevant to the forecasts, then qualitative forecasting methods must be used. These methods are not purely guesswork—there are well-developed structured approaches to obtaining good forecasts without using historical.


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