IDEAS home Printed from
MyIDEAS: Log in (now much improved!) to save this article

A comparative study of market share models using disaggregate data

Listed author(s):
  • Kumar, V.
  • Heath, Timothy B.
Registered author(s):

    Prior research assessing the predictive validity of alternate market share models produced conflicting results and often found that econometric models performed worse than naive extrapolations. However, contributors to IJF's recent issue on market share models suggested that such models are often misspecified, in part because they exclude promotional variables and are estimated on aggregate data. Thus, we used weekly scanner data to assess full, reduced, and naive forms of linear, multiplicative, and attraction specifications across different levels of parameterization. Consistent with specification-based arguments, (1) econometric models were superior to naive models, (2) GLS estimates of attraction models were superior when models were fully specified, (3) OLS estimates of linear models were superior when models omitted important variables, and (4) attraction models predicted best overall. Moreover, in general, unconstrained models yielded superior forecasts relative to constrained models because brand-specific parameters were heterogeneous for the product category tested.

    (This abstract was borrowed from another version of this item.)

    If you experience problems downloading a file, check if you have the proper application to view it first. In case of further problems read the IDEAS help page. Note that these files are not on the IDEAS site. Please be patient as the files may be large.

    File URL:
    Download Restriction: Full text for ScienceDirect subscribers only

    As the access to this document is restricted, you may want to look for a different version under "Related research" (further below) or search for a different version of it.

    Article provided by Elsevier in its journal International Journal of Forecasting.

    Volume (Year): 6 (1990)
    Issue (Month): 2 (July)
    Pages: 163-174

    in new window

    Handle: RePEc:eee:intfor:v:6:y:1990:i:2:p:163-174
    Contact details of provider: Web page:

    No references listed on IDEAS
    You can help add them by filling out this form.

    This item is not listed on Wikipedia, on a reading list or among the top items on IDEAS.

    When requesting a correction, please mention this item's handle: RePEc:eee:intfor:v:6:y:1990:i:2:p:163-174. See general information about how to correct material in RePEc.

    For technical questions regarding this item, or to correct its authors, title, abstract, bibliographic or download information, contact: (Dana Niculescu)

    If you have authored this item and are not yet registered with RePEc, we encourage you to do it here. This allows to link your profile to this item. It also allows you to accept potential citations to this item that we are uncertain about.

    If references are entirely missing, you can add them using this form.

    If the full references list an item that is present in RePEc, but the system did not link to it, you can help with this form.

    If you know of missing items citing this one, you can help us creating those links by adding the relevant references in the same way as above, for each refering item. If you are a registered author of this item, you may also want to check the "citations" tab in your profile, as there may be some citations waiting for confirmation.

    Please note that corrections may take a couple of weeks to filter through the various RePEc services.

    This information is provided to you by IDEAS at the Research Division of the Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis using RePEc data.