Part I: Principles of Business Forecasting: A First Course in Forecasting

Part I: Principles of Business Forecasting: A First Course in Forecasting

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Principles of Business Forecasting 2ed can be purchased as a complete textbook OR separately in three individual sections. The sections are only available as ebooks.

Keith Ord is Professor Emeritus in the Operations and Information Management group at the McDonough School of Business at Georgetown University. He completed his graduate work at the University of London and held faculty positions at the Universities of Bristol and Warwick before moving to The Pennsylvania State University in 1980 and then to Georgetown University in 1999. His research interests include time series and forecasting, spatial modeling and the statistical modeling of business processes. He is a co-author of the 2008 research monograph Forecasting with Exponential Smoothing: The State-Space Approach and also co-authored Kendall’s Advanced Theory of Statistics. He has served as an editor of the International Journal of Forecasting and is currently on the editorial boards of several other journals. Keith is a Fellow of the American Statistical Association and of the International Institute of Forecasters.

Robert Fildes is Distinguished Professor of Management Science in the Management School, Lancaster University and Founding Director of the Lancaster Centre for Marketing Analytics and Forecasting. He has a mathematics degree from Oxford and a Ph.D. from the University of California in Statistics. He was co-founder in 1981 of the Journal of Forecasting and in 1985 of the International Journal of Forecasting (IJF). For ten years from 1988 he was Editor-in-Chief of the IJF and remains an associate editor. He was president of the International Institute of Forecasters between 2000 and 2004. His research interests are concerned with the comparative evaluation of different forecasting methods, the implementation of improved forecasting procedures in organizations and the design of forecasting systems. In 1976 he wrote one of the earliest business forecasting textbooks. Though long out-of-print, many of its core ideas have survived the test of time to surface again here in a more modern guise. Robert is a Fellow of the International Institute of Forecasters and of the UK Operational Research Society. In 2014 he was awarded the Beale Medal from the UK OR Society, its highest accolade.

Nikolaos Kourentzes is an Associate Professor in the Department of Management Science at Lancaster University Management School. His background is in Strategic Management, but quickly changed his interests to Management Science, with a Ph.D. from Lancaster University in forecasting with neural networks. He is on the editorial board of the International Journal of Forecasting and founding member of the Forecasting Society. Nikos’ primary research interest is modeling uncertainty in a business forecasting context, whether that concerns model specification and selection, or ways to make forecasts more reliable and robust. His research addresses forecasting issues of aggregation and hierarchies, model combination, promotional modeling, and supply chain collaboration. He has published multiple forecasting related open-source packages for R, in his attempt to bring current forecasting research to practice.

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