The Determinants of Corporate Debt Maturity Structure: Evidence from Czech Firms (in English)
This paper investigates the determinants of the maturity structure of Czech corporate debt. A theoretical section provides an overview of contemporary theories on corporate debt maturity structure. An empirical section describes an econometric model that shows that long-term debt increases with company size and leverage and asset maturity. The impact of growth options, collateralizable assets, corporate-tax rate, and company-level volatility proves statistically insignificant. Finally, the paper discusses the limitations of the results in terms of data, variables, and determinants.
Volume (Year): 57 (2007)
Issue (Month): 3-4 (June)
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