Get 20M+ Full-Text Papers For Less Than $1.50/day. Start a 14-Day Trial for You or Your Team.

Learn More →

Multiple classification schemes for signalling corporate collapse

Multiple classification schemes for signalling corporate collapse Purpose – The purpose of this paper is to undertake an analysis of two recent classification schemes in the literature for ratio‐based modelling of corporate collapse; namely the dual‐classification scheme (DCS) and the multi‐classification scheme (MCS). Its contribution to the literature lies in investigating whether a trade‐off exists between the structural efficiency and the practical adeptness of these two schemes. Design/methodology/approach – The methodological approach for the DCS relies on a combination of multiple discriminant analysis and multi‐level modelling, whereas that for the MCS utilizes multi‐classification constrained‐covariance regression analysis. Findings – Based on a unified data set of 112 collapsed companies and 341 non‐collapsed companies utilised across both the DCS and the MCS, the results indicate that whilst both classification schemes are comparable in their predictive accuracy with respect to signalling collapse, they exhibit a trade‐off between their structural efficiency and their practical adeptness. Originality/value – Whilst novel classification schemes such as the DCS and the MCS have been successful in addressing the inherent problem of identifying unclassifiable companies in the literature for ratio‐based modelling of corporate collapse, thus far no attempt has been made to investigate the trade‐off between their structural efficiency and their practical adeptness. Moreover, by utilising a unified data set, the robustness of this investigation is enhanced. Accordingly, this paper provides economic insight into more stable financial modelling. http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png International Journal of Accounting and Information Management Emerald Publishing

Multiple classification schemes for signalling corporate collapse

Loading next page...
 
/lp/emerald-publishing/multiple-classification-schemes-for-signalling-corporate-collapse-rL4bgwj6Y6
Publisher
Emerald Publishing
Copyright
Copyright © 2014 Emerald Group Publishing Limited. All rights reserved.
ISSN
1834-7649
DOI
10.1108/IJAIM-11-2012-0073
Publisher site
See Article on Publisher Site

Abstract

Purpose – The purpose of this paper is to undertake an analysis of two recent classification schemes in the literature for ratio‐based modelling of corporate collapse; namely the dual‐classification scheme (DCS) and the multi‐classification scheme (MCS). Its contribution to the literature lies in investigating whether a trade‐off exists between the structural efficiency and the practical adeptness of these two schemes. Design/methodology/approach – The methodological approach for the DCS relies on a combination of multiple discriminant analysis and multi‐level modelling, whereas that for the MCS utilizes multi‐classification constrained‐covariance regression analysis. Findings – Based on a unified data set of 112 collapsed companies and 341 non‐collapsed companies utilised across both the DCS and the MCS, the results indicate that whilst both classification schemes are comparable in their predictive accuracy with respect to signalling collapse, they exhibit a trade‐off between their structural efficiency and their practical adeptness. Originality/value – Whilst novel classification schemes such as the DCS and the MCS have been successful in addressing the inherent problem of identifying unclassifiable companies in the literature for ratio‐based modelling of corporate collapse, thus far no attempt has been made to investigate the trade‐off between their structural efficiency and their practical adeptness. Moreover, by utilising a unified data set, the robustness of this investigation is enhanced. Accordingly, this paper provides economic insight into more stable financial modelling.

Journal

International Journal of Accounting and Information ManagementEmerald Publishing

Published: Apr 29, 2014

Keywords: Corporate collapse; Dual‐classification scheme; Multi‐classification constrained‐covariance regression analysis; Multi‐classification scheme; Multi‐level modelling; Multiple discriminant analysis

References