In this paper, a simple Gompertz curve-fitting procedure is proposed. Its advantages include the facts that the stability of the saturation level over the sample period can be checked, and that no knowledge of its value is necessary for forecasting. An application to forecasting the stock of cars in the Netherlands illustrates its merits.

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Keywords Gompertz curve-fitting, forecasting
Persistent URL hdl.handle.net/1765/2077
Citation
Franses, Ph.H.B.F.. (1994). Fitting a Gompertz curve. Operational Research Society. Journal, 109–113. Retrieved from http://hdl.handle.net/1765/2077