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Finanzierungsstrukturen im Vergleich - Eine Analyse europäischer Unternehmen -

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    Auch dreißig Jahre nach dem Artikel von Modigliani und Miller und zahllosen weiteren Veröffentlichungen ist die Frage zur Finanzierungsstruktur von Unternehmen weitgehend ungelöst. Dabei ist insbesondere in der empirischen Evidenz dieses Forschungsgebietes ein Defizit festzustellen. Unter Verwendung von Unternehmensdaten aus sieben europäischen Ländern werden in dieser Arbeit, für die beiden Rechtsformgruppen Aktiengesellschaften und Nicht- Aktiengesellschaften die Einflußfaktoren auf die Kapitalstruktur analysiert. Für die meisten der analysierten Länder - darunter Deutschland, Frankreich, Spanien und die Niederlande - können keine wesentlichen Unterschiede hinsichtlich der Determinanten der Kapitalstruktur von Aktiengesellschaften und Nicht-Aktiengesellschaften festgestellt werden. Nur in Großbritannien und Italien ließen sich erhebliche Unterschiede in den Einflußgrößen nachweisen. -- Thirty years after the seminal work of Modigliani and Miller and countless articles the capital structure puzzle is for the most part unsolved. Especially, in this field of research there is a considerable lack of empirical evidence. Using firm level data from seven European countries, this paper tries to analyze differences in the determinants of capital structure due to legal forms. For the most countries, including Germany, France, Spain, and the Netherland, legal form exerts only a slight impact on the determinants of capital structure. In contrast, only in the UK, and Italy there are considerable effects of legal form on financing patterns. Taken together, earlier empirical evidence for stock market firms seems to hold for other legal forms.

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    Paper provided by ZEW - Zentrum für Europäische Wirtschaftsforschung / Center for European Economic Research in its series ZEW Discussion Papers with number 98-17.

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    Keywords: Kapitalstruktur; Finanzierung; Finanzierungsrestriktionen; Bankensystem;

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