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Investment, irreversibility, and financing constraints: Evidence from a panel of transition economies

  • Guariglia, Alessandra
  • Tsoukalas, John
  • Tsoukas, Serafeim

Focusing on a panel of unlisted firms from transition economies, we observe that only firms facing low irreversibility exhibit high and significant investment-cash flow sensitivities. Our findings provide a new explanation for why some financially constrained firms may exhibit low sensitivities.

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Article provided by Elsevier in its journal Economics Letters.

Volume (Year): 117 (2012)
Issue (Month): 3 ()
Pages: 582-584

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Handle: RePEc:eee:ecolet:v:117:y:2012:i:3:p:582-584
DOI: 10.1016/j.econlet.2012.07.031
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