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Investment-cash flow sensitivity and financing constraints: New evidence from Indian business group firms

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  • George, Rejie
  • Kabir, Rezaul
  • Qian, Jing

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A controversy exists on the use of the investment-cash flow sensitivity as a measure of financing constraints of firms. We re-examine this controversy by analyzing firms affiliated to Indian business groups. We find a strong investment-cash flow sensitivity for both group-affiliated and independent firms, but no significant difference in the sensitivity between them. Additional tests consistently demonstrate that investment-cash flow sensitivity of Indian group affiliated firms is not significantly lower relative to unaffiliated firms.

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  • George, Rejie & Kabir, Rezaul & Qian, Jing, 2011. "Investment-cash flow sensitivity and financing constraints: New evidence from Indian business group firms," Journal of Multinational Financial Management, Elsevier, vol. 21(2), pages 69-88, April.
  • Handle: RePEc:eee:mulfin:v:21:y:2011:i:2:p:69-88
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