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Effect of diversification on capital structure


  • Maurizio La Rocca
  • Tiziana La Rocca
  • Dionigi Gerace
  • Ciorstan Smark


Previous empirical financial studies have paid little attention to the role of diversification strategy on financial choices. This study analyses the financing strategies of multibusiness firms, suggesting the relevance of sorting the diversification phenomena into its related and unrelated components. The implications of our findings are important because they explain earlier contradictory results on capital-structure determinants and offer an explanation of how the degree of product specialization/diversification and the direction of diversification (related or unrelated) translate into different corporate financial behaviours. Copyright (c) The Authors. Journal compilation (c) 2009 AFAANZ.

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  • Maurizio La Rocca & Tiziana La Rocca & Dionigi Gerace & Ciorstan Smark, 2009. "Effect of diversification on capital structure," Accounting and Finance, Accounting and Finance Association of Australia and New Zealand, vol. 49(4), pages 799-826.
  • Handle: RePEc:bla:acctfi:v:49:y:2009:i:4:p:799-826

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    1. de Andrés, Pablo & de la Fuente, Gabriel & Velasco, Pilar, 2016. "Are real options a missing piece in the diversification-value puzzle?," International Review of Financial Analysis, Elsevier, vol. 48(C), pages 261-271.
    2. Vo, Xuan Vinh, 2017. "Determinants of capital structure in emerging markets: Evidence from Vietnam," Research in International Business and Finance, Elsevier, vol. 40(C), pages 105-113.
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    4. Djordje Kalicanin & Miroslav Todorovic, 2014. "Interactions Between Business And Financial Strategies In Serbian Companies," Economic Annals, Faculty of Economics, University of Belgrade, vol. 59(203), pages 55-74, October –.

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