Judgmental Adjustments of Previously Adjusted Forecasts

Önkal, Dilek, Gönül, Sinan and Lawrence, Michael (2008) Judgmental Adjustments of Previously Adjusted Forecasts. Decision Sciences, 39 (2). pp. 213-238. ISSN 0011-7315

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Official URL: https://doi.org/10.1111/j.1540-5915.2008.00190.x


Forecasts are important components of information systems. They provide a means for knowledge sharing and thus have significant decision-making impact. In many organizations, it is quite common for forecast users to receive predictions that have previously been adjusted by providers or other users of forecasts. Current work investigates some of the factors that may influence the size and propensity of further adjustments on already-adjusted forecasts. Two studies are reported that focus on the potential effects of adjustment framing (Study 1) and the availability of explanations and/or original forecasts alongside the adjusted forecasts (Study 2). Study 1 provides evidence that the interval forecasts that are labeled as "adjusted" are modified less than the so-called "original/unadjusted" predictions. Study 2 suggests that the provision of original forecasts and the presence of explanations accompanying the adjusted forecasts serve as significant factors shaping the size and propensity of further modifications. Findings of both studies highlight the importance of forecasting format and user perceptions with critical organizational repercussions.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Decision Support Systems, Factorial Experimental Design, Forecast Adjustments, Forecast Explanations, Judgmental Forecasting, Laboratory Experiments
Subjects: G500 Information Systems
N200 Management studies
Department: Faculties > Business and Law > Newcastle Business School
Depositing User: Paul Burns
Date Deposited: 08 Jan 2018 10:45
Last Modified: 19 Nov 2019 09:54
URI: http://nrl.northumbria.ac.uk/id/eprint/33024

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