Firm Failure and Relationship Lending: New Evidence from Small Businesses
AbstractWe study the effect of relationship lending on small firms´ failure probability using a uniquely rich data set comprised of information on individual loans of a large number of small firms in Colombia. We control for firm-specific variables and find that small firms involved in long-term liaisons with commercial banks have a significantly lower probability of becoming bankrupt than otherwise identical firms not involved in a long-term credit relationship. We also find that small firms with multiple banking relationships face a lower failure hazard than otherwise identical firms involved in a unique long-term relationship.
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- José Eduardo Gómez-González & Nidia Ruth Reyes, . "Firm Failure and Relationship Lending:New Evidence from Small Businesses," Borradores de Economia 638, Banco de la Republica de Colombia.
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- NEP-ALL-2011-02-05 (All new papers)
- NEP-BAN-2011-02-05 (Banking)
- NEP-BEC-2011-02-05 (Business Economics)
- NEP-ENT-2011-02-05 (Entrepreneurship)
- NEP-SBM-2011-02-05 (Small Business Management)
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