The use of fuzzy logic and expert systems for rating and pricing firms: A new perspective on valuation
AbstractPurpose -The purpose of the paper is to focus on the rating, ranking and valuing of firms. Design/methodology/approach -Fuzzy logic and expert systems are used in order to provide a score for the firm(s) under consideration, representing the firm value-creating power. Findings -The fuzzy expert system introduced is capable of dealing with both quantitative and qualitative variables and integrates financial, managerial and strategic variables. A sensitivity analysis corroborates the model. Research limitations/implications - The system is apt to rate and rank firms within a sector. Some regression analysis can lead to a determined price for the target firm. Practical implications - The expert system may be used by rating agencies for ranking firms, and by financial analysts and potential buyers to furnish a price for acquisition. Originality/Value -The use of a fuzzy expert system for ranking firms within a sector and pricing firms is a first attempt at an alternative way of measuring performance and value.
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Volume (Year): 33 (2007)
Issue (Month): 11 ()
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- Malagoli, Stefano & Mastroleo, Giovanni & Magni, Carlo Alberto, 2005. "The use of fuzzy logic and expert systems for rating and pricing firms: a new perspective on valuation," MPRA Paper 11958, University Library of Munich, Germany.
- G31 - Financial Economics - - Corporate Finance and Governance - - - Capital Budgeting; Fixed Investment and Inventory Studies
- C88 - Mathematical and Quantitative Methods - - Data Collection and Data Estimation Methodology; Computer Programs - - - Other Computer Software
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- M21 - Business Administration and Business Economics; Marketing; Accounting - - Business Economics - - - Business Economics
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