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Affects of Working Capital Management on Firm’s Performance: Evidence from Turkey


  • Gamze VURAL

    (Çukurova University, Faculty of Economics and Administrative Sciences,)

  • Ahmet Gökhan SÖKMEN

    (Çað Univeristy, Faculty of Economics and Administrative Sciences,)

  • Emin Hüseyin CETENAK

    (Çukurova University, Faculty of Economics and Administrative Sciences,)


The working capital management has an important role for the firm?s success or failure because of it?s? effect on firm?s performance and liquidity. The study is based on secondary data collected from 75 manufacturing firms listed on Istanbul Stock Exchange Market for the period 2002- 2009 with an attempt to investigate the relationship between working capital management components and performance of the firms by using dynamic panel data analysis. The results demonstrate that firms can increase profitability measured by gross operating profit by shortening collection period of accounts receivable and cash conversion cycle. Leverage as a control variable has a significant negative relationship with firm value and profitability of firms. This means, increase in the level of leverage will lead to decline in the profitability of the firm and the value of the firm.

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  • Gamze VURAL & Ahmet Gökhan SÖKMEN & Emin Hüseyin CETENAK, 2012. "Affects of Working Capital Management on Firm’s Performance: Evidence from Turkey," International Journal of Economics and Financial Issues, Econjournals, vol. 2(4), pages 488-495.
  • Handle: RePEc:eco:journ1:2012-04-11

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    1. Marc Deloof, 2003. "Does Working Capital Management Affect Profitability of Belgian Firms?," Journal of Business Finance & Accounting, Wiley Blackwell, vol. 30(3-4), pages 573-588.
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    1. Mehmet Erkan Soykan & Recep Ulucak, 2016. "Is There a Non-linear Relationship between Net Trade Cycle and Corporate Performance in Turkey?," International Business Research, Canadian Center of Science and Education, vol. 9(6), pages 95-101, June.
    2. Tanveer Bagh & Muhammad Imran Nazir & Muhammad Asif Khan & Muhammad Atif Khan & Sadaf Razzaq, 2016. "The Impact of Working Capital Management on Firms Financial Performance: Evidence from Pakistan," International Journal of Economics and Financial Issues, Econjournals, vol. 6(3), pages 1097-1105.
    3. Syed Ahsan Jamil & Mawih Kareem Al Ani & Faris Nasif Al Shubiri, 2015. "The Effect of Working Capital Management Efficiency on the Operating Performance of the Industrial Companies in Oman," International Journal of Economics and Financial Issues, Econjournals, vol. 5(4), pages 897-904.

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    Working capital management; Cash Conversion Cycle; Tobin Q;

    JEL classification:

    • G39 - Financial Economics - - Corporate Finance and Governance - - - Other
    • C22 - Mathematical and Quantitative Methods - - Single Equation Models; Single Variables - - - Time-Series Models; Dynamic Quantile Regressions; Dynamic Treatment Effect Models; Diffusion Processes


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