Title: Synthetic indicator model of dynamism

Authors: Antonella De Arca

Addresses: Osservatorio Economico della Sardegna, Via Cino da Pistoia 20, Cagliari 09128, Italy

Abstract: The positive vision of the quality level of the firms can be improved through the construction of a synthetic qualitative indicator resulting from the whole of the information about the excellence of the business management. Therefore, we have tried to set up a new indicator that gathers together several aspects of the quality level of the firm, including growth capacity, income and liquidity assets. The indicator built expresses a qualitative threshold judgement, based on the performance of the firm, as we can see from the analysis of available balance sheet data in the last three years.

Keywords: ranking; scoring; quartiles; scores mechanism; default risk; risk assessment; accounting data; financial ratios; synthetic qualitative indicator; business excellence; management quality; growth capacity; income; liquidity assets; balance sheet data; company dynamism.

DOI: 10.1504/IJBPM.2008.016639

International Journal of Business Performance Management, 2008 Vol.10 No.2/3, pp.191 - 201

Published online: 11 Jan 2008 *

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