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Title:Predicting firm failure: A behavioral finance perspective PDF Logo
Authors:Yazdipour, R.
Constand, Richard L.
Issue Date:2010
Citation:[Journal:] Journal of Entrepreneurial Finance, JEF [ISSN:] 1551-9570 [Volume:] 14 [Year:] 2010 [Issue:] 3 [Pages:] 90-104
Abstract:In this article we first argue that researchers in the area of financial distress and failure cannot ignore the human/managerial/decision-making side of the business and just focus on the business' operations side; as has been the case so far for almost all the research in the area. We then discuss how psychological phenomena and principles, known as heuristics or mental shortcuts, could be utilized in building more powerful success/failure prediction models especially for small and medium sized enterprises (SMEs).
Document Type:Article
Appears in Collections:The Journal of Entrepreneurial Finance (JEF)

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