Business Statistics for Competitive Advantage with Excel 2016

Basics, Model Building, Simulation and Cases

Author: Cynthia Fraser

Publisher: Springer

ISBN:

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 475

View: 403

The revised Fourth Edition of this popular textbook is redesigned with Excel 2016 to encourage business students to develop competitive advantages for use in their future careers as decision makers. Students learn to build models using logic and experience, produce statistics using Excel 2016 with shortcuts, and translate results into implications for decision makers. The textbook features new examples and assignments on global markets, including cases featuring Chipotle and Costco. A number of examples focus on business in emerging global markets with particular emphasis on emerging markets in Latin America, China, and India. Results are linked to implications for decision making with sensitivity analyses to illustrate how alternate scenarios can be compared. The author emphasises communicating results effectively in plain English and with screenshots and compelling graphics in the form of memos and PowerPoints. Chapters include screenshots to make it easy to conduct analyses in Excel 2016. PivotTables and PivotCharts, used frequently in business, are introduced from the start. The Fourth Edition features Monte Carlo simulation in four chapters, as a tool to illustrate the range of possible outcomes from decision makers’ assumptions and underlying uncertainties. Model building with regression is presented as a process, adding levels of sophistication, with chapters on multicollinearity and remedies, forecasting and model validation, auto-correlation and remedies, indicator variables to represent segment differences, and seasonality, structural shifts or shocks in time series models. Special applications in market segmentation and portfolio analysis are offered, and an introduction to conjoint analysis is included. Nonlinear models are motivated with arguments of diminishing or increasing marginal response.

Business Statistics for Competitive Advantage with Excel 2013

Basics, Model Building, Simulation and Cases

Author: Cynthia Fraser

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN:

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 449

View: 517

Exceptional managers know that they can create competitive advantages by basing decisions on performance response under alternative scenarios. To create these advantages, managers need to understand how to use statistics to provide information on performance response under alternative scenarios. This updated edition of the popular text helps business students develop competitive advantages for use in their future careers as decision makers. Students learn to build models using logic and experience, produce statistics using Excel 2013 with shortcuts, and translate results into implications for decision makers. The author emphasizes communicating results effectively in plain English and with compelling graphics in the form of memos and PowerPoints. Statistics, from basics to sophisticated models, are illustrated with examples using real data such as students will encounter in their roles as managers. A number of examples focus on business in emerging global markets with particular emphasis on emerging markets in Latin America, China and India. Results are linked to implications for decision making with sensitivity analyses to illustrate how alternate scenarios can be compared. Chapters include screenshots to make it easy to conduct analyses in Excel 2013 with time-saving shortcuts expected in the business world. PivotTables and PivotCharts, used frequently in businesses, are introduced from the start. The Third Edition features Monte Carlo simulation in three chapters, as a tool to illustrate the range of possible outcomes from decision makers’ assumptions and underlying uncertainties. Model building with regression is presented as a process, adding levels of sophistication, with chapters on multicollinearity and remedies, forecasting and model validation, autocorrelation and remedies, indicator variables to represent segment differences, and seasonality, structural shifts or shocks in time series models. Special applications in market segmentation and portfolio analysis are offered, and an introduction to conjoint analysis is included. Nonlinear models are motivated with arguments of diminishing or increasing marginal response.

Handbook of Research on Global Enterprise Operations and Opportunities

Author: Khosrow-Pour, Mehdi

Publisher: IGI Global

ISBN:

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 375

View: 461

Organizational applications and managerial implications of new technology resources require a forum for the discussion of issues of best business practice and success. The Handbook of Research on Global Enterprise Operations and Opportunities is a valuable source for the latest research on global resource management with a focus on the managerial and organizational facets. Featuring coverage on a range of topics and perspectives such as global enterprise systems, IT diffusion, and global data security, this publication is ideally designed for researchers, academics, and practitioners seeking current research on approaches to successful business technology use in all countries.

Essentials of Modern Business Statistics with Microsoft Office Excel

Author: David R. Anderson

Publisher: Cengage Learning

ISBN:

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 816

View: 184

Discover an accessible introduction to business statistics as ESSENTIALS OF MODERN BUSINESS STATISTICS, 7E balances a conceptual understanding of statistics with real-world applications of statistical methodology. The book integrates Microsoft Excel 2016, providing step-by-step instructions and screen captures to help readers master the latest Excel tools. Extremely reader-friendly, this edition includes numerous tools to maximize the user's success, including Self-Test Exercises, margin annotations, insightful Notes and Comments, and real-world Methods and Applications exercises. Eleven new Case Problems, as well as new Statistics in Practice applications and real data examples and exercises, give readers opportunities to put concepts into practice. Readers find everything needed to acquire key Excel 2016 skills and gain a strong understanding of business statistics. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.

Modern Business Statistics with Microsoft Office Excel (with XLSTAT Education Edition Printed Access Card)

Author: David R. Anderson

Publisher: Cengage Learning

ISBN:

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 1056

View: 753

Gain a strong conceptual understanding of statistics as MODERN BUSINESS STATISTICS, 6E balances real-world applications with an integrated focus on Microsoft Excel 2016. This best-selling, comprehensive book clearly develops each statistical technique in an application setting. The integrated approach focuses on statistical methodology with an easy-to-follow presentation of a statistical procedure followed by a discussion of how to use Excel to perform the procedure. Step-by-step instructions and screen ensure understanding. Business examples, proven methods, and application exercises demonstrate how statistical results provide insights into business decisions and help resolve business problems. A problem-scenario approach emphasizes how to apply statistical methods to practical business situations. New case problems and self-tests let you check personal understanding and help you master both Excel 2016 skills and an understanding of business statistics. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.

Microsoft Excel Data Analysis and Business Modeling

Author: Wayne Winston

Publisher: Microsoft Press

ISBN:

Category: Computers

Page: 984

View: 464

This is the eBook of the printed book and may not include any media, website access codes, or print supplements that may come packaged with the bound book. Master business modeling and analysis techniques with Microsoft Excel 2016, and transform data into bottom-line results. Written by award-winning educator Wayne Winston, this hands on, scenario-focused guide helps you use Excel’s newest tools to ask the right questions and get accurate, actionable answers. This edition adds 150+ new problems with solutions, plus a chapter of basic spreadsheet models to make sure you’re fully up to speed. Solve real business problems with Excel–and build your competitive advantage Quickly transition from Excel basics to sophisticated analytics Summarize data by using PivotTables and Descriptive Statistics Use Excel trend curves, multiple regression, and exponential smoothing Master advanced functions such as OFFSET and INDIRECT Delve into key financial, statistical, and time functions Leverage the new charts in Excel 2016 (including box and whisker and waterfall charts) Make charts more effective by using Power View Tame complex optimizations by using Excel Solver Run Monte Carlo simulations on stock prices and bidding models Work with the AGGREGATE function and table slicers Create PivotTables from data in different worksheets or workbooks Learn about basic probability and Bayes’ Theorem Automate repetitive tasks by using macros

Predictive Analytics

Microsoft® Excel 2016

Author: Conrad Carlberg

Publisher: Que Publishing

ISBN:

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 384

View: 244

EXCEL 2016 PREDICTIVE ANALYTICS FOR SERIOUS DATA CRUNCHERS! Now, you can apply cutting-edge predictive analytics techniques to help your business win–and you don’t need multimillion-dollar software to do it. All the tools you need are available in Microsoft Excel 2016, and all the knowledge and skills are right here, in this book! Microsoft Excel MVP Conrad Carlberg shows you how to use Excel predictive analytics to solve real problems in areas ranging from sales and marketing to operations. Carlberg offers unprecedented insight into building powerful, credible, and reliable forecasts, helping you gain deep insights from Excel that would be difficult to uncover with costly tools such as SAS or SPSS. Fully updated for Excel 2016, this guide contains valuable new coverage of accounting for seasonality and managing complex consumer choice scenarios. Throughout, Carlberg provides downloadable Excel 2016 workbooks you can easily adapt to your own needs, plus VBA code–much of it open-source–to streamline especially complex techniques. Step by step, you’ll build on Excel skills you already have, learning advanced techniques that can help you increase revenue, reduce costs, and improve productivity. By mastering predictive analytics, you’ll gain a powerful competitive advantage for your company and yourself. Learn the “how” and “why” of using data to make better decisions, and choose the right technique for each problem Capture live real-time data from diverse sources, including third-party websites Use logistic regression to predict behaviors such as “will buy” versus “won’t buy” Distinguish random data bounces from real, fundamental changes Forecast time series with smoothing and regression Account for trends and seasonality via Holt-Winters smoothing Prevent trends from running out of control over long time horizons Construct more accurate predictions by using Solver Manage large numbers of variables and unwieldy datasets with principal components analysis and Varimax factor rotation Apply ARIMA (Box-Jenkins) techniques to build better forecasts and clarify their meaning Handle complex consumer choice problems with advanced logistic regression Benchmark Excel results against R results

Excel Data Analysis For Dummies

Author: Stephen L. Nelson

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN:

Category: Computers

Page: 384

View: 559

Want to take the guesswork out of analyzing data? Let Excel do all the work for you! Data collection, management and analysis is the key to making effective business decisions, and if you are like most people, you probably don't take full advantage of Excel's data analysis tools. With Excel Data Analysis For Dummies, 3rd Edition, you'll learn how to leverage Microsoft Excel to take your data analysis to new heights by uncovering what is behind all of those mind-numbing numbers. The beauty of Excel lies in its functionality as a powerful data analysis tool. This easy-to-read guide will show you how to use Excel in conjunction with external databases, how to fully leverage PivotTables and PivotCharts, tips and tricks for using Excel's statistical and financial functions, how to visually present your data so it makes sense, and information about the fancier, more advanced tools for those who have mastered the basics! Once you're up to speed, you can stop worrying about how to make use of all that data you have on your hands and get down to the business of discovering meaningful, actionable insights for your business or organization. Excel is the most popular business intelligence tool in the world, and the newest update – Microsoft Excel 2016 – features even more powerful features for data analysis and visualization. Users can slice and dice their data and create visual presentations that turn otherwise indecipherable reports into easy-to-digest presentations that can quickly and effectively illustrate the key insights you are seeking. Fully updated to cover the latest updates and features of Excel 2016 Learn useful details about statistics, analysis, and visual presentations for your data Features coverage of database and statistics functions, descriptive statistics, inferential statistics, and optimization modeling with Solver Helps anyone who needs insight into how to get things done with data that is unwieldy and difficult to understand With Excel Data Analysis For Dummies, 3rd Edition, you'll soon be quickly and easily performing key analyses that can drive organizational decisions and create competitive advantages.

Statistics for Management and Economics, Abbreviated

Author: Gerald Keller

Publisher: Cengage Learning

ISBN:

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 800

View: 470

Emphasizing applications over calculation, worldwide-bestseller STATISTICS FOR MANAGEMENT AND ECONOMICS, ABBREVIATED 10e demonstrates how vital statistical methods are for today's managers and economists−and teaches students how to apply these tools to real business problems. Written specifically for the one-term modern business statistics course, the text uses a unique three-step ICI approach to problem solving. This approach teaches students to IDENTIFY the correct statistical technique by focusing on the problem objective and data type, then COMPUTE the statistics (doing them by hand, using Excel 2013, or using MINITAB 16), and ultimately INTERPRET results in the context of the problem. Incorporating various functional areas of business, data-driven examples, exercises, and cases give students plenty of hands-on practice applying statistical applications used by marketing managers, financial analysts, accountants, economists, and others. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.

عن الإستراتيجية: إن لم تقرأ أي شيء عن الإستراتيجية، فيكفيك قراءة هذا الكتاب

HBR's 10 Must Reads on Strategy (including featured article “What Is Strategy)

Author: Harvard Business Review

Publisher: العبيكان للنشر

ISBN:

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 400

View: 217

عن الإستراتيجيّة هل يستغرق تطوير الإستراتيجية في شركتك وقتًا طويلًا، ولا يأخذ تطبيق ذلك إلا القليل من الوقت؟ يحتوي الكتاب على عشر مقالات أساسية كتبها أكثر خبراء الإدارة تأثيرًا، وتشمل موضوعات تسبب القلق الدائم للمديرين الطموحين والقادة المتعطشين للإلهام؛ وهم على استعداد للعمل مع الأفكار الكبيرة، من أجل تسريع نجاحاتهم ونجاحات الشركات التي يعملون فيها. سيحفزك هذا الكتاب على: • تميّز شركتك عن المنافسين. • توضيح ما تختص به شركتك. • صياغة رؤية لمستقبل مجهول. • إيجاد المحيطات الزرقاء في السوق بلا منازع. • استخدام بطاقة الأداء المتوازن في قياسإستراتيجيتك. • وضع إستراتيجيتك من خلال عبارة جديرة بالذكرلا تُنسى. • جعل الأولويات واضحة. • تخصيص الموارد في وقت مبكر. • توضيح حقوق اتخاذ القرار من أجل تخاذ القرارات على نحوٍ أسرع. العبيكان 2016