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Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item: http://hdl.handle.net/1807/32640

Title: Data Envelopment Analysis of Corporate Failure for Non-manufacturing Firms using a Slacks-based Model
Authors: Wilson, D'Andre
Advisor: Paradi, Joseph C.
Department: Chemical Engineering and Applied Chemistry
Keywords: DEA
Altman
Data Envelopment Analysis
Z Score
bankruptcy
non-manufacturing
SBM
Slacks Based Model
Issue Date: 17-Aug-2012
Abstract: The purpose of this work was to study the ability of the Slacks-Based Model of Data Envelopment Analysis in the prediction of corporate failure of non-manufacturing companies as compared to Altman’s Z’’ score model. This research looks at non-manufacturing firms specifically and attempts to classify companies without looking at the asset size of the firm. A DEA model based on the Altman’s Z’’ score financial ratios was created as well as a revised DEA model. The overall accuracy of the models showed the revised DEA model to be more accurate than the original DEA model as well as the Altman Z’’ score. This indicated that bankruptcy could be predicted without the use of total assets or liabilities as variables. This also showed the ability of an SBM DEA model to predict bankruptcy.
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/1807/32640
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