Quantitative Methods for Business Decisions

Author: Jon Curwin,Roger Slater

Publisher: Cengage Learning EMEA

ISBN: 9781844805747

Category: Business mathematics

Page: 790

View: 9268

Now entering its 6th edition Quantitative Methods for Business Decisions is regarded as one of the clearest, most accurate and comprehensive European textbooks in its field. Each chapter focuses on a selection of statistical techniques, illustrated with examples from across business, marketing, economics, accounting, finance, and public administration, to appeal to students across the business spectrum.Using a rigorous exercise-based approach this title provides in-depth guidance on how to apply the most widely-used statistical methods in business. The extensive coverage provided makes this text suitable for the teaching of quantitative methods across all business disciplines at undergraduate level and MBA courses.

Quantitative Methods for Business Decisions

Author: Jon Curwin,Roger Slater

Publisher: Thomson Learning

ISBN: 9781861520272

Category: Business mathematics

Page: 667

View: 6430

This new edition contains clear and readable explanations of the statistical and mathematical methods most commonly taught in quantitative courses. Microstats, a public domain software package, is provided in a 3.5 floppy disk included in the book. This provides an easy-to-use software tool and contains data sets from the cases and exercises downloaded in Excel and Lotus 123. Clear explanations for the use of Minitab, SPSS, Lotus 123 and Excel are provided within each chapter and topic.

Quantitative Methods for Business

Author: David R. Anderson,Dennis J. Sweeney,Thomas A. Williams,Jeffrey D. Camm,James J. Cochran

Publisher: Cengage Learning

ISBN: 1133707599

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 936

View: 3412

Provide your students with a strong conceptual understanding of the critical role that quantitative methods play in today's decision-making process with the well-respected QUANTITATIVE METHODS FOR BUSINESS, 12E by award-winning authors Anderson/Sweeney/Williams/Camm/Cochran/Fry/Ohlmann. Written with the non-mathematician in mind, this applications-oriented text clearly introduces today's many quantitative methods, how they work, and how savvy decision makers can most effectively apply and interpret data. A strong managerial orientation motivates learning by weaving pertinent, actual examples throughout that illustrate key situations where quantitative methods make a difference in decision making. QUANTITATIVE METHODS FOR BUSINESS, 12E provides everything your students need for success from the authors hallmark Problem-Scenario Approach that helps readers understand and apply mathematical concepts and techniques. Instant online access provides students with Excel worksheets, TreePlan, Crystal Ball, Premium Solver for Excel, and LINGO. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.

Quantitative Methods

An Introduction for Business Management

Author: Paolo Brandimarte

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 9781118023488

Category: Mathematics

Page: 912

View: 1487

An accessible introduction to the essential quantitative methods for making valuable business decisions Quantitative methods-research techniques used to analyze quantitative data-enable professionals to organize and understand numbers and, in turn, to make good decisions. Quantitative Methods: An Introduction for Business Management presents the application of quantitative mathematical modeling to decision making in a business management context and emphasizes not only the role of data in drawing conclusions, but also the pitfalls of undiscerning reliance of software packages that implement standard statistical procedures. With hands-on applications and explanations that are accessible to readers at various levels, the book successfully outlines the necessary tools to make smart and successful business decisions. Progressing from beginner to more advanced material at an easy-to-follow pace, the author utilizes motivating examples throughout to aid readers interested in decision making and also provides critical remarks, intuitive traps, and counterexamples when appropriate. The book begins with a discussion of motivations and foundations related to the topic, with introductory presentations of concepts from calculus to linear algebra. Next, the core ideas of quantitative methods are presented in chapters that explore introductory topics in probability, descriptive and inferential statistics, linear regression, and a discussion of time series that includes both classical topics and more challenging models. The author also discusses linear programming models and decision making under risk as well as less standard topics in the field such as game theory and Bayesian statistics. Finally, the book concludes with a focus on selected tools from multivariate statistics, including advanced regression models and data reduction methods such as principal component analysis, factor analysis, and cluster analysis. The book promotes the importance of an analytical approach, particularly when dealing with a complex system where multiple individuals are involved and have conflicting incentives. A related website features Microsoft Excel® workbooks and MATLAB® scripts to illustrate concepts as well as additional exercises with solutions. Quantitative Methods is an excellent book for courses on the topic at the graduate level. The book also serves as an authoritative reference and self-study guide for financial and business professionals, as well as readers looking to reinforce their analytical skills.

Quantitative Methods for Decision Makers 6th edn

Author: Mik Wisniewski

Publisher: Pearson Higher Ed

ISBN: 1292112719

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 600

View: 6673

Appealing both to students on introductory courses for quantitative methods and MBA students, this well-respected text provides an accessible introduction to an area that students often find difficult. As a manager, developing a good understanding of the business analysis techniques at your disposal is crucial. Knowing how and when to use them and what their results really mean can be the difference between making a good or bad decision and, ultimately, between business success and failure. Quantitative Methods for Decision Makers helps students to understand the relevance of quantitative methods of analysis to manager’s decision-making by relating techniques directly to real-life business decisions in public and private sector organisations and focusing on developing appropriate skills and understanding of how the techniques fit into the wider management process. Key features: Student Activities with a solutions Appendix Fully worked examples and exercises supported by Excel data sets “QMDM in Action” case studies illustrating how real-life organisations benefit from the use of quantitative techniques Chapter on financial decision-making “Wisniewski makes numerical and statistical concepts understandable and brings them to life using excellent scenarios and case studies. This book was a valuable resource during my MBA studies and I am encouraging all my non-statistical colleagues and anyone who works with statistics or performance measurement data to read this book!” Brian J Pickett, Assistant Director, Local Government Data Unit, Wales Mik Wisniewski is Senior Research Fellow at Strathclyde Business School in Scotland. He also works as a freelance management consultant with clients including PriceWaterhouseCoopers, ScottishPower and Shell, and a variety of public sector organisations in the UK and internationally.

Quantitative Methods for Business

Author: John Buglear

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1136370145

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 704

View: 8562

Quantitative Methods for Business: The A-Z of QM will enable readers to: *Appreciate the significance of quantitative methods for businesses and the study of business *Understand and apply a wide range of quantitative techniques *Select appropriate quantitative techniques for data analysis, problem solving and decision making *Interpret and communicate the results of quantitative analysis

Quantitative Methods for Decision Makers

Author: Mik Wisniewski

Publisher: Pearson Education

ISBN: 9780273687894

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 592

View: 5396

Appealing both to students on introductory courses for quantitative methods and MBA and post-experience students, this respected text provides an accessible, practical introduction to an area that students often find difficult. Concentrating on helping students to understand the relevance of quantitative methods of analysis to managers' decision-making, it focuses on the development of appropriate skills and understanding of how the techniques fit into the wider management process.

Quantitative Methods for Decision Making Using Excel

Author: Glyn Davis,Branko Pecar

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 0199694060

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 629

View: 1000

Quantitative Methods for Decision Making is a comprehensive guide that provides students with the key techniques and methodology they will need to successfully engage with all aspects of quantitative analysis and decision making; both on their undergraduate course, and in the larger context of their future business environments. Organized in accordance with the enterprise functional structure where the decision making takes place, the textbook encompasses a broad range of functions, each detailed with clear examples illustrated through the single application tool Microsoft Excel. The authors approach a range of methods which are divided into major enterprise functions such as marketing, sales, business development, manufacturing, quality control and finance; illustrating how the methods can be applied in practice and translated into a working environment. Each chapter is packed with short case studies to exemplify the practical use of techniques, and contains a wealth of exercises after key sections and concepts, giving students the opportunity to monitor their own progress using the solutions at the back of the book. An Online Resource Centre accompanies the text and includes: For students: - Numerical skills workbook with additional exercises, questions and content - Data from the examples and exercises in the book - Online glossary of terms - Revision tips - Visual walkthrough videos covering the application of a range of quantitative methods - Appendices to the book For lecturers: - Instructor's manual including solutions from the text and a guide to structuring lectures and seminars - PowerPoint presentations - Test bank with questions for each chapter - Suggested assignment and examination questions

Quantitative Methods for Decision-makers

Author: Mik Wisniewski

Publisher: Pearson Education

ISBN: 9780273739463

Category: Decision making

Page: 607

View: 881

Quantitative Methods for Decision Makers covers everything you need to know for an introductory quantitative methods course. Relating techniques directly to real-life business decisions in private and public sector organisations, it is particularly well-suited to MBA students who will be applying quantitative methods in day-to-day managerial decision-making. This updated edition now comes packaged with an access card to online learning with MathXL.

Quantitative Methods for Business

Author: Donald Waters,C. Donald J. Waters

Publisher: Pearson Education

ISBN: 9780273694588

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 623

View: 8265

Taking a non-threatening, non-theoretical approach to a subject students often find difficult, this book avoids rigorous mathematics and concentrates on applying quantitative ideas to the work situation.

Quantitative Methods for Business

Author: David Anderson,Dennis Sweeney,Thomas Williams,Jeffrey Camm,R. Martin

Publisher: Cengage Learning

ISBN: 0324651813

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 912

View: 3645

This revision of QUANTITATIVE METHODS FOR BUSINESS provides students with a conceptual understanding of the role that quantitative methods play in the decision-making process. This text describes the many quantitative methods that have been developed over the years, explains how they work, and shows how the decision-maker can apply and interpret data. Written with the non-mathematician in mind, this text is applications-oriented. Its Problem-Scenario Approach motivates and helps students understand and apply mathematical concepts and techniques. In addition, the managerial orientation motivates students by using examples that illustrate situations in which quantitative methods are useful in decision making. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.

Quantitative Techniques for Managerial Decisions

Author: U. K. Srivastava,G. V. Shenoy,S. C. Sharma

Publisher: New Age International

ISBN: 9788122401899

Category: Decision making

Page: 941

View: 6777

This Book Is Designed To Serve As A Text For Management, Economics, Accountancy (Chartered And Cost Accountancy), And Commerce Students. The Book Covers Concepts, Illustrations And Problems In Statistics And Operations Research. Part I Deals With Statistical Techniques For Decision Making. Part Ii Studies Various Operations Research Techniques For Managerial Decisions.The Book Contains Illustrations And Problems, Drawn Extensively From Various Functional Areas Of Management, Viz., Production, Finance, Marketing And Personnel, Which Are Designed To Understand Real Life Decision Making Situations. In Order To Make The Book Self-Contained, All Relevant Mathematical Concepts And Their Applications Have Been Included. To Enhance The Understanding Of The Subject Matter By The Students Belonging To Different Disciplines, The Approach Adopted In This Book, Both In Statistics And Operations Research, Is Conceptional Rather Than Mathematical. Hence Complicated Mathematical Proofs Have Been Avoided.This Book Would Be An Ideal Reference To Executives, Computer Professionals, Industrial Engineers, Economic Planners And Social Scientists. The Other Books By The Same Authors Are: Operations Research For Management And Business Statistics.

Introduction to Quantitative Methods in Business

With Applications Using Microsoft Office Excel

Author: Bharat Kolluri,Michael J. Panik,Rao N. Singamsetti

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 1119220971

Category: Mathematics

Page: 320

View: 2176

A well-balanced and accessible introduction to the elementary quantitative methods and Microsoft® Office Excel® applications used to guide business decision making Featuring quantitative techniques essential for modeling modern business situations, Introduction to Quantitative Methods in Business: With Applications Using Microsoft® Office Excel® provides guidance to assessing real-world data sets using Excel. The book presents a balanced approach to the mathematical tools and techniques with applications used in the areas of business, finance, economics, marketing, and operations. The authors begin by establishing a solid foundation of basic mathematics and statistics before moving on to more advanced concepts. The first part of the book starts by developing basic quantitative techniques such as arithmetic operations, functions and graphs, and elementary differentiations (rates of change), and integration. After a review of these techniques, the second part details both linear and nonlinear models of business activity. Extensively classroom-tested, Introduction to Quantitative Methods in Business: With Applications Using Microsoft® Office Excel® also includes: Numerous examples and practice problems that emphasize real-world business quantitative techniques and applications Excel-based computer software routines that explore calculations for an assortment of tasks, including graphing, formula usage, solving equations, and data analysis End-of-chapter sections detailing the Excel applications and techniques used to address data and solutions using large data sets A companion website that includes chapter summaries, Excel data sets, sample exams and quizzes, lecture slides, and an Instructors’ Solutions Manual Introduction to Quantitative Methods in Business: With Applications Using Microsoft® Office Excel® is an excellent textbook for undergraduate-level courses on quantitative methods in business, economics, finance, marketing, operations, and statistics. The book is also an ideal reference for readers with little or no quantitative background who require a better understanding of basic mathematical and statistical concepts used in economics and business. Bharat Kolluri, Ph.D., is Professor of Economics in the Department of Economics, Finance, and Insurance at the University of Hartford. A member of the American Economics Association, his research interests include econometrics, business statistics, quantitative decision making, applied macroeconomics, applied microeconomics, and corporate finance. Michael J. Panik, Ph.D., is Professor Emeritus in the Department of Economics, Finance, and Insurance at the University of Hartford. He has served as a consultant to the Connecticut Department of Motor Vehicles as well as to a variety of health care organizations. In addition, Dr. Panik is the author of numerous books, including Growth Curve Modeling: Theory and Applications and Statistical Inference: A Short Course, both published by Wiley. Rao N. Singamsetti, Ph.D., is Associate Professor in the Department of Economics, Finance, and Insurance at the University of Hartford. A member of the American Economics Association, his research interests include the status of war on poverty in the United States since the 1960s and forecasting foreign exchange rates using econometric methods.

Quantitative Methods for Business and Economics

Author: Adil H. Mouhammed

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1317461541

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 224

View: 7166

This book provides a brief yet rigorous introduction to various quantitative methods used in economic decision-making. It has no prerequisites other than high school algebra. The book begins with matrix algebra and calculus, which are then used in the book's core modes. Once the reader grasps matrix theory and calculus, the quantitative models can be understood easily, and for each model there are many solved examples related to business and economic applications.