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Financial frictions and the K/L ratio in UK manufacturing

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  • Spaliara, Marina-Eliza

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We investigate whether technological differences of UK manufacturing industries influence the response of firms' capital-labour (K/L) ratio to changes in financial indicators under financial frictions. The results reveal that technological factors along with internal funds significantly affect the K/L ratio for financially constrained firms.

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Article provided by Elsevier in its journal Economics Letters.

Volume (Year): 112 (2011)
Issue (Month): 1 (July)
Pages: 23-25

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Handle: RePEc:eee:ecolet:v:112:y:2011:i:1:p:23-25

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Keywords: Financial frictions Capital-labour ratio Manufacturing industries;

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