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Predicting China’s SME Credit Risk in Supply Chain Financing by Logistic Regression, Artificial Neural Network and Hybrid Models

You Zhu (), Chi Xie (), Bo Sun (), Gang-Jin Wang and Xin-Guo Yan ()
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You Zhu: College of Business Administration, Hunan University, Changsha 410082, China
Chi Xie: College of Business Administration, Hunan University, Changsha 410082, China
Bo Sun: Economics and Management School, Wuhan University, Wuhan 430072, China
Xin-Guo Yan: College of Business Administration, Hunan University, Changsha 410082, China

Sustainability, 2016, vol. 8, issue 5, 1-17

Abstract: Based on logistic regression (LR) and artificial neural network (ANN) methods, we construct an LR model, an ANN model and three types of a two-stage hybrid model. The two-stage hybrid model is integrated by the LR and ANN approaches. We predict the credit risk of China’s small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) for financial institutions (FIs) in the supply chain financing (SCF) by applying the above models. In the empirical analysis, the quarterly financial and non-financial data of 77 listed SMEs and 11 listed core enterprises (CEs) in the period of 2012–2013 are chosen as the samples. The empirical results show that: (i) the “negative signal” prediction accuracy ratio of the ANN model is better than that of LR model; (ii) the two-stage hybrid model type I has a better performance of predicting “positive signals” than that of the ANN model; (iii) the two-stage hybrid model type II has a stronger ability both in aspects of predicting “positive signals” and “negative signals” than that of the two-stage hybrid model type I; and (iv) “negative signal” predictive power of the two-stage hybrid model type III is stronger than that of the two-stage hybrid model type II. In summary, the two-stage hybrid model III has the best classification capability to forecast SMEs credit risk in SCF, which can be a useful prediction tool for China’s FIs.

Keywords: supply chain financing (SCF); credit risk; small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs); core enterprises (CEs); financial institutions (FIs); logistic regression (LR); artificial neural network (ANN); two-stage hybrid model (search for similar items in EconPapers)
JEL-codes: O13 Q Q0 Q2 Q3 Q5 Q56 (search for similar items in EconPapers)
Date: 2016
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