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International Journal of Business and Data Analytics

International Journal of Business and Data Analytics (IJBDA)

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  • A New Method for Predicting Stock Market Crashes Using Classification and Artificial Neural Networks   Order a copy of this article
    by Saeed Tabar, Sushil Sharma, David Volkman 
    Abstract: The stock market prediction is an interesting topic, especially for traders and investors. One important aspect of predicting the stock market is identifying price patterns which may result in a market crash. With the advancement of computer technology, particularly in the area of artificial intelligence, a large number of new models have been proposed. The proposed method in this article is based on identifying the normal behaviour of a crowd in the stock market using exponential moving average and then classifying the price fluctuations into three categories BUY, SELL, and STOP. An artificial neural network (ANN) with five input neurons, ten hidden neurons, and three output neurons is then used to learn from the price fluctuations and predict one day ahead. The final results show that the algorithm is capable of identifying the market crashes in advance by issuing STOP labels.
    Keywords: Artificial Neural Networks; Classification; Stock Market Prediction; Market Crash; Crowd Behavior.
    DOI: 10.1504/IJBDA.2019.10023276
     
  • A Study on Data Mining tools directed towards modern day Automobile Industries   Order a copy of this article
    by Anirudh Ganesh Sriraam  
    Abstract: The genesis of Industry 4.0 has brought with it a plethora of opportunities to use Big Data Analytics in the manufacturing sector. The customer’s increasing demand for customisation has led to increasingly complex manufacturing layouts. As most of the work in major manufacturing plant is done using robots, there is a gamut of sources of data. This data has never been utilized to its full potential. It has been used to monitor the status’s of production mostly and has helped in ad-hoc maintenance scenarios. The purpose of this paper is to elucidate upon certain ways to increase efficiency of a big manufacturing plant using methods like Data Mining Association Rules and Multiple regression. In addition, this paper can be referred as a detailed tutorial on how to tackle huge data sets incoming from a large automobile manufacturing organization and all the factors that need to be taken in consideration.
    Keywords: Apriori Algorithm; Multiple regression; Process Optimisation; Business Intelligence; Data Analytics; Suspected Operational Causes; Quality Improvement; Downtime reduction.
    DOI: 10.1504/IJBDA.2019.10028534
     
  • Application of an extended CBBE model with particular reference to Private Car Insurance Providers in India   Order a copy of this article
    by Joyee Chatterjee 
    Abstract: This paper attempts to evaluate a new CBBE model, an extension of Netmeyer’s CBBE model in the context of private car insurance providers in India. Erstwhile researches with regards to measuring CBBE do not consider certain aspects such as attitude towards the brand i.e. both hedonic and utilitarian in nature. This research evaluates the relationship between various variables such as brand attitude, perceived quality, perceived value, uniqueness of the brand, satisfaction and loyalty intention along with CBBE. The paper validates Taylor’s model with reference to private car insurance companies in India. The research also establishes that Hedonic brand attitude wields a significant impact on building CBBE as opposed to utilitarian attitude and brand uniqueness.
    Keywords: CBBE; Brand Attitude; Perceived Quality; Perceived Brand Value; Customer Perception; Loyalty; Customer Satisfaction.
    DOI: 10.1504/IJBDA.2019.10028549
     
  • Supply chain inventory stockout prediction using machine learning classifiers   Order a copy of this article
    by Dony S. Kurian, C.R. Maneesh, V. Madhusudanan Pillai 
    Abstract: Inventory stockouts occurring in supply chain systems are expensive and it is common in distribution systems. Nowadays, organisations are interested in making use of predictive inventory analytics to reduce stockouts and thereby achieving competitive advantage. Predicting the periods where stockout occurs will help the organisations to take preventive measures and to improve the overall supply chain performance. In this paper, machine learning classifiers are used to predict the occurrence of stockout in a period, and are proposed for the members of a four-stage serial supply chain that operates on order-up-to (OUT) inventory policy. Initially, the classifier models are trained and tested using the data collected through a spreadsheet-based simulation experiment, and performance of the classifiers are then evaluated. Application of the prediction model shows that the supply chain operated using OUT policy and stockout prediction outperforms the same supply chain operated using OUT policy alone.
    Keywords: supply chain; inventory stockout prediction; classification; machine learning; ensemble methods.
    DOI: 10.1504/IJBDA.2019.10028793
     
  • Impact of business student satisfaction on their intention to stay in higher education   Order a copy of this article
    by Rajani Kumari Sarangal, Meenakshi Nargotra, Rabinder Singh 
    Abstract: Students are considered as the primary customers for the educational market. It has, therefore, become essential for the higher education market to satisfy and retain their students. Thus, the purpose of this study is to explore the key factors of student satisfaction in the higher education sector. It also studies the impact of student satisfaction on student intention to stay within the select institutes. The results of the study show that student satisfaction has a positive and significant impact on their intention to stay. Further, the impact of an individual dimension of student satisfaction, i.e., faculty ability and support, and faculty expertise have a positive and significant impact on intention to stay but faculty-student relationship dimension has a positively insignificant impact on student intention to stay. The present study will be useful for management to develop strategies for student satisfaction and retention.
    Keywords: business student satisfaction; faculty ability and support; faculty expertise; faculty-student relationship; intention to stay; higher education.
    DOI: 10.1504/IJBDA.2020.10030378