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Long-Term Debt and the Value of the Firm,Evidence from International Listed Manufacturing Firms

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  • Nicholas Apergis

    () (University of Piraeus, Greece)

  • John Sorros

    () (University of Piraeus, Greece)

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The goal of this study is to investigate the impact of long-term debt on the value of the firm for international listed manufacturing firms. The testing period is based on quarterly data from 1999 to 2009, while 346 internationally listed firms are employed. The methodologies are those of panel co-integration and panel causality. The empirical findings show that long-term leverage obligations have a negative and statistically significant impact on the value of the firm. The impact, however, is differentiated with respect to the size of the firm as well as with the type of long-term investment the long-term debt is spent. The implications are crucial, since managers may manipulate such leverage funds in such a manner that they do not satisfy the long-run fixed capital investment objectives of the firm.

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  • Nicholas Apergis & John Sorros, 2011. "Long-Term Debt and the Value of the Firm,Evidence from International Listed Manufacturing Firms," Review of Economics & Finance, Better Advances Press, Canada, vol. 1, pages 60-72, February.
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    Keywords

    Long-term debt; International manufacturing firms; Value of the firm; Panel co-integration;

    JEL classification:

    • G10 - Financial Economics - - General Financial Markets - - - General (includes Measurement and Data)
    • M41 - Business Administration and Business Economics; Marketing; Accounting; Personnel Economics - - Accounting - - - Accounting
    • C33 - Mathematical and Quantitative Methods - - Multiple or Simultaneous Equation Models; Multiple Variables - - - Models with Panel Data; Spatio-temporal Models

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