Int. J. of Business Intelligence and Data Mining   »   2006 Vol.1, No.4

 

 

Title: Bankruptcy prediction for Japanese firms: using Multiple Criteria Linear Programming data mining approach

 

Author: Wikil Kwak, Yong Shi, Susan W. Eldridge, Gang Kou

 

Addresses:
Department of Accounting, College of Business Administration, University of Nebraska at Omaha, Omaha, NE 68182, USA.
The Chinese Academy of Science Research Center on Data Technology and Knowledge Economy, No. 80 Zhongguancun East Road, Haidian District, Beijing 100080, China; College of Information Science and Technology, University of Nebraska at Omaha, Omaha, NE 68182, USA.
Department of Accounting, College of Business Administration, University of Nebraska at Omaha, Omaha, NE 68182, USA.
Computer Science Department, University of Nebraska at Omaha, Omaha, NE 68182-0500, USA

 

Abstract: Data mining applications have been getting more attention in general business areas, but there is a need to use more of these applications in accounting areas where accounting deals with large amounts of both financial and non-financial data. The purpose of this research is to test the effectiveness of a Multiple Criteria Linear Programming (MCLP) approach to data mining for bankruptcy prediction using Japanese bankruptcy data. Our empirical results show that Ohlson's (1980) predictor variables perform better than Altman's (1968) predictor variables using 1990s Japanese financial data. Our Type I (misclassification of bankrupt as non-bankrupt firms) prediction rate using the MCLP approach, Ohlson's (1980) variables and 1990s Japanese financial data is much higher than that reported by Kwak et al. (2005) using the MCLP approach, Ohlson's (1980) variables and 1990s US data.

 

Keywords: Japan; bankruptcy prediction; data mining; multiple criteria linear programming; MCLP.

 

DOI: 10.1504/IJBIDM.2006.010782

 

Int. J. of Business Intelligence and Data Mining, 2006 Vol.1, No.4, pp.401 - 416

 

Available online: 30 Aug 2006

 

 

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