On the Evaluation of Greek Industrial SME's Performance via Multicriteria Analysis of Financial Ratios

On the Evaluation of Greek Industrial SME's Performance via Multicriteria Analysis of Financial... The objective of this article is to propose a methodological framework for developing evaluation models for estimating SMEs' performance, based on financial ratio analysis. The proposed framework involves the application of a multiple criteria decision aid method, namely the UTADIS method (UTilités Additives DIScriminantes), to develop a decision model that classifies the SMEs into predefined homogeneous classes according to their performance. The applicability and the efficiency of this approach are examined using financial data on Greek industrial SMEs for the period 1988–1996. A comparison with well-known multivariate and econometric techniques (i.e., discriminant, logit, probit analysis) is also undertaken for comparative purposes. http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png Small Business Economics Springer Journals

On the Evaluation of Greek Industrial SME's Performance via Multicriteria Analysis of Financial Ratios

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Springer Journals
Copyright
Copyright © 2000 by Kluwer Academic Publishers
Subject
Business and Management; Management; Microeconomics; Entrepreneurship; Industrial Organization
ISSN
0921-898X
eISSN
1573-0913
D.O.I.
10.1023/A:1008159408904
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Abstract

The objective of this article is to propose a methodological framework for developing evaluation models for estimating SMEs' performance, based on financial ratio analysis. The proposed framework involves the application of a multiple criteria decision aid method, namely the UTADIS method (UTilités Additives DIScriminantes), to develop a decision model that classifies the SMEs into predefined homogeneous classes according to their performance. The applicability and the efficiency of this approach are examined using financial data on Greek industrial SMEs for the period 1988–1996. A comparison with well-known multivariate and econometric techniques (i.e., discriminant, logit, probit analysis) is also undertaken for comparative purposes.

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Small Business EconomicsSpringer Journals

Published: Oct 8, 2004

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