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Net Operating Working Capital Behavior: A First Look

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  • Matthew D. Hill
  • G. Wayne Kelly
  • Michael J. Highfield
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    "Net operating working capital captures multiple dimensions of firms' adjustments to operating and financial conditions. Sales growth, uncertainty of sales, costly external financing, and financial distress encourage firms to pursue more aggressive working capital strategies. Firms with greater internal financing capacity and superior capital market access employ more conservative working capital policies. Results are robust to unobserved heterogeneity and industry effects. The evidence suggests that operating and financing conditions should be considered when evaluating working capital behavior, not just industry averages. Additionally, industry concentration magnifies the effect of sales growth". Copyright (c) 2010 Financial Management Association International.

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    Article provided by Financial Management Association International in its journal Financial Management.

    Volume (Year): 39 (2010)
    Issue (Month): 2 (06)
    Pages: 783-805

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    Handle: RePEc:bla:finmgt:v:39:y:2010:i:2:p:783-805

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    1. Baños-Caballero, Sonia & García-Teruel, Pedro J. & Martínez-Solano, Pedro, 2014. "Working capital management, corporate performance, and financial constraints," Journal of Business Research, Elsevier, vol. 67(3), pages 332-338.
    2. Chen, Tsung-Kang & Liao, Hsien-Hsing & Kuo, Hui-Ju & Hsieh, Yu-Ling, 2013. "Suppliers’ and customers’ information asymmetry and corporate bond yield spreads," Journal of Banking & Finance, Elsevier, vol. 37(8), pages 3181-3191.
    3. Sari Viskari & Anita Ruokola & Miia Pirttilä & Timo Kärri, 2012. "Advanced model for working capital management: bridging theory and practice," International Journal of Applied Management Science, Inderscience Enterprises Ltd, vol. 4(1), pages 1-17.
    4. Nor Edi Azhar Binti Mohamad & Siti Balqis Elias, 2013. "An Assessment on Determinant of Working Capital Management from Malaysian Public Listed Companies," International Journal of Academic Research in Accounting, Finance and Management Sciences, Human Resource Management Academic Research Society, International Journal of Academic Research in Accounting, Finance and Management Sciences, vol. 3(4), pages 224-228, October.

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