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Technological innovations are key causal agents of surprise and disruption. These innovations, and the disruption they produce, have the potential to affect people and societies and therefore government policy, especially policy related to national security. Because the innovations can come from many sectors, they are difficult to predict and prepare for. The purpose of predicting technology is to minimize or eliminate this surprise.
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Statistics has evolved into a very important discipline that is applied in many fields. In the modern age of computing, both statistical methodology and its applications are expanding greatly. Among the many areas of application, we (Friis and Chernick) have direct experience in the use of statistical methods to military problems, space surveillance, experimental design, data validation, forecasting workloads, predicting the cost and duration of insurance claims, quality assurance, the design and analysis of clinical trials, and epidemiologic studies....
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The population is continuing firms in these time periods. Since we cannot distinguish organic from acquired growth, we study total growth. In order to relate to previous literature, we use employment and sales as growth indicators, yet in addition we introduce productivity and value added. 7 Productivity growth is defined as growth in valueadded based labor productivity, which is the single most frequently used productivity statistic (OECD, 2001 p. 12).
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The adoption of softwaredefined test systems is the most significant trend among these industry leading test engineering teams. Engineers are using softwaredefined test systems to achieve new levels of measurement performance and lower test costs. The quick return on investment from these benefits is contributing significantly to the mainstream adoption of the softwaredefined test system approach. Thousands of companies are building softwaredefined test systems based on NI software tools and the open, multivendor PXI hardware standard.
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Các tùy chọn mở rộng trong hộp thoại Define Forecast Chúng ta có thể tùy chọn thêm trong hộp thoại Define Forecast bằng cách nhấp chuột vào nút More nằm ngay sau hộp Name. Phần mở rộng này có 4 ngăn cung cấp thêm nhiều tùy chọn hữu ích:
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CHAPTER 5 Using Decision Variables T he ﬁrst four chapters covered the basics of specifying Crystal Ball assumptions and analyzing Crystal Ball forecasts. This chapter covers the basics of deﬁning and using Crystal Ball decision variables and its decision support tools, Decision Table and OptQuest. DEFINING DECISION VARIABLES Decision variables are spreadsheet cells in which the values are varied systematically rather than sampled randomly, as are assumptions.
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Many people find statistics challenging, but most statistics professors do not. As a result, it is sometimes hard for our professors and the authors of statistics textbooks to make statistics clear and practical for business students, managers, and executives. Business Statistics Demystified fills that gap. We begin slowly, introducing statistical concepts without mathematics.
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Consumerprice inflation in the EU is projected to remain relatively high in 2012 (2.7%), inter alia due to the impact of fiscal measures, but is expected to abate gradually over the forecast horizon, averaging 2.0% and 1.8% in 2013 and 2014 respectively (see Graph I.2). Pronounced crosscountry divergences will remain a defining feature of the outlook. They span across a number of dimensions – including financing conditions, the labour market situation and the need for, and advancement of, private and publicdebt deleveraging.
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Tetlock, SaarTsechansky and Macskassy (2008) describe a newsbased automated trading strategy based on relative occurrence of negative words in firm specific financial news in an effort to predict firms’ accounting earnings and stock returns. A simplified bag of words representation was used to interpret textual data according to the relative frequency of negative words defined by the Harvard psychosocial dictionary. Key findings of Tetlock et al.
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Chapter 12  B2B Ecommerce: Supply chain management and collaborative commerce. The following will be discussed in this chapter: Volkswagen builds its B2B net marketplace, trends in B2B Ecommerce, defining B2B commerce, the growth of B2B Ecommerce, industry forecasts,...
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The following will be discussed in this chapter: Volkswagen builds its B2B net marketplace, trends in B2B Ecommerce, defining B2B commerce, the growth of B2B Ecommerce, industry forecasts,...
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Chapter 6  Univariate time series modelling and forecasting. In this chapter, you will learn how to: Explain the defining characteristics of various types of stochastic processes, identify the appropriate time series model for a given data series, produce forecasts for ARMA and exponential smoothing models, evaluate the accuracy of predictions using various metrics, estimate time series models and produce forecasts from them in EViews.
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Chapter 16  Time series and forecasting. When you have completed this chapter, you will be able to: Define the components of a time series, compute moving average, determine a linear trend equation, compute a trend equation for a nonlinear trend, use a trend equation to forecast future time periods and to develop seasonally adjusted forecasts, determine and interpret a set of seasonal indexes, deseasonalize data using a seasonal index, test for autocorrelation.
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Chapter 14  Pensions and postretirement benefits. The goals of this chapter are: The rights and obligations in defined contribution and defined benefit plans, the features of pension plan arrangements, the components of pension expense and their relation to pension assets and pension liabilities, how GAAP smooths the volatility inherent in pension estimates and forecasts,…
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