Intelligence-Based Model to Timing Problem of Resources Exploration in the Behavior of Firm

  • Hsiu Fen Tsai
  • Bao Rong Chang
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Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 4234)


We have insight into the importance of resource exploration derived from the quest for sustaining competitive advantage as well as the growth of the firm, which are well-explicated in the resources-based view. However, we really do not know when the firm will seriously commit to this kind of activities. Therefore, this study proposes an intelligence-based model using quantum minimization (QM) to tune a composite model of adaptive neuron-fuzzy inference system (ANFIS) and nonlinear generalized autoregressive conditional heteroscedasticity (NGARCH) such that it constitutes the relationship among five indicators, the growth rate of long-term investment, the firm size, the return on total asset, the return on common equity, and the return on sales. In particularly, this proposed approach outperforms several typical methods such as auto-regressive moving-average regression (ARMAX), back-propagation neural network (BPNN), or adaptive support vector regression (ASVR) for this timing problem in term of comparing their achievement and the goodness of fit. Consequently, the preceding methods involved in this problem truly explain the timing of resources exploration in the behavior of firm. Meanwhile, the performance summary among methods is compared quantitatively.


Mean Absolute Percent Error Timing Problem Mean Absolute Deviation Strategic Management Journal Common Equity 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Hsiu Fen Tsai
    • 1
  • Bao Rong Chang
    • 2
  1. 1.Department of International BusinessShu-Te UniversityKaohsiungTaiwan
  2. 2.Department of Computer Science and Information EngineeringNational Taitung UniversityTaitungTaiwan

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