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Investimenti e vincoli finanziari: evidenze da una cluster analysis


  • Maurizio La Rocca
  • Tiziana La Rocca
  • Fabiola Montalto


Corporate investment is a critical factor in the overall activity of the economic and capital markets. Although the level of financial constraints plays an important role in the investment decisions of companies, the nature of the relationship continues to dominate the ongoing theoretical debate, while the existing empirical evidence is mixed. After applying the cluster analysis approach to a sample of Italian manufacturing firms, our findings suggest that the approach can reveal new insights on financial constraint issues, making it a more useful approach than traditional criteria and measures.

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  • Maurizio La Rocca & Tiziana La Rocca & Fabiola Montalto, 2012. "Investimenti e vincoli finanziari: evidenze da una cluster analysis," ECONOMIA E POLITICA INDUSTRIALE, FrancoAngeli Editore, vol. 2012(1), pages 83-117.
  • Handle: RePEc:fan:polipo:v:html10.3280/poli2012-001004

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    Investimenti; flussi di cassa; risorse finanziarie autogenerate; vincoli finanziari;

    JEL classification:

    • G30 - Financial Economics - - Corporate Finance and Governance - - - General
    • G31 - Financial Economics - - Corporate Finance and Governance - - - Capital Budgeting; Fixed Investment and Inventory Studies


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