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Using Neutral Network in Predicting Corporate Failure

Huong G. Nguyen


This study investigates the predictive power of three neutral network models: Multi-layer neural network, probabilistic neural network, and logistic regression model in predicting corporate failure. Basing on the database provided by The Corporate Scorecard Group (CSG), we combine financial ratios which deem to be significant predictors of corporate bankruptcy in many previous empirical studies to build our predictive models and test it against the holdout sample. On comparison of the results, we find that three models are good at predicting probability of corporate failure. Moreover, probabilistic neural network model outperforms the others. Therefore, neutral networks are useful and probabilistic neutral network is a promising tool for the prediction of corporate failure.

Journal of Social Sciences
Volume 1 No. 4, 2005, 199-202


Submitted On: 17 January 2006 Published On: 31 December 2005

How to Cite: Nguyen, H. G. (2005). Using Neutral Network in Predicting Corporate Failure. Journal of Social Sciences, 1(4), 199-202.

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  • Corporate failure
  • default risk
  • credit risk
  • neutral network