Predicting Corporate Bankruptcy: Lessons from the Past

Rashid Mushtaq Bhutta


The need for corporate bankruptcy prediction models arises in 1960 after the increase in incidence of some major bankruptcies. Over the years, the episodes of financial turmoil increase in number and so does these bankruptcy prediction models. Existing reviews of bankruptcy models are either narrowly focused or outdated. Current study aims to provide an overview of the existing models for predicting bankruptcy and review the significance of these models. Furthermore, it highlights the problems and issues in the existing models which hinders the accuracy in predicting bankruptcy.


financial crisis; corporate failure; bankruptcy prediction

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