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A Review of Business Failure Prediction Models Used on Financial Distressed Companies

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Business failure prediction models would be to a great significant to a considerable to a lot of peoples especially for the investors, banks, suppliers and shareholders particularly in project investment. The emphasis on the prospective value of the models is shown through the abundance of business failure prediction models developed, and both the academic world and the industry have seen a critical increment in the interest in the development of prediction models for business failure in recent years. In this light, models that predict business failure work to anticipate either a business will succeed or fail. The most used models are those grounded on accounting variable, including Beaver (1966), Altman (1968), Zmijewski (1984), and Ohlson (1980). Furthermore, univariate, discriminant, logit and probit analysis are the most well-known methodologies. From the review of various prediction models in this study, the research aims to identify models which will help in decision-making for the best business failure prediction to be applied.
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Keywords: Business Failure Prediction; Financial Distress; Logit; MDA; Probit; Univariate

Document Type: Research Article

Affiliations: Faculty of Civil Engineering, University Technology Mara (Uitm), 40000 Shah Alam, Selangor, Malaysia; School of Construction Business and Project Management, Faculty of Civil Engineering, University Technology Mara (Uitm), 40000 Shah Alam, Selangor, Malaysia

Publication date: November 1, 2017

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