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The Impact of Firm Size on Dividend Behaviour: A Study With Reference to Corporate Firms across Industries in India

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  • Azhagaiah Ramachandran

    (Pondicherry Central University, India)

  • Veeramuthu Packkirisamy

    (Pondicherry Central University, India)

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    The objective of this paper is to examine the association between the Corporate Leverage (CL) and the Dividend Policy (DP) of firms across industries in India in respect of Size of Corporate Firms. The investigation is conducted on a panel sample of 73 firms across industries [Cement, Chemical and Fertilizer, it, Oil and Gas, Pharmaceutical, Shipping, and Textiles], which listed their shares in National Stock Exchange (NSE) in India for the period 1996–2007. The impacts of Capital Structure (CS) variables (leverage) on DP measures – dividend payout (Net dividend paid/net income) in the presence of some basic fundamental variables are considered to be the determinants of DP, using the Multiple Regression Technique (OLS method). The results of the cross-sectional ols Model for the selected sample firms under various sectors show that there is a significant effect of selected independent variables. Therefore, this study proves that the DP of Small Size, Medium Size, Large Size, and Overall Corporate Firms across industries in India is dependent on the level of debt in CS.

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    Article provided by University of Primorska, Faculty of Management Koper in its journal Managing Global Transitions.

    Volume (Year): 8 (2010)
    Issue (Month): 1 ()
    Pages: 049-078

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    Keywords: capital structure; dividend policy; corporate leverage; long term debt; short term debt; total debt;

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