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An Empirical Investigation of the Cash Conversion Cycle of Small Business Firms


  • Katerina Lyroudi

    (Florida Atlantic University)

  • Dan McCarty

    (Florida Atlantic University)


The purpose of this study is to examine the cash conversion cycle as an indicator of the company’s liquidity, to determine the relationship of the cash conversion cycle with the current and the quick ratios and with its component variables, and to investigate the implications of the cash conversion cycle for small businesses in terms of profitability and firm size.

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  • Katerina Lyroudi & Dan McCarty, 1993. "An Empirical Investigation of the Cash Conversion Cycle of Small Business Firms," Journal of Entrepreneurial Finance, Pepperdine University, Graziadio School of Business and Management, vol. 2(2), pages 139-161, Spring.
  • Handle: RePEc:pep:journl:v:2:y:1993:i:2:p:139-161

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    1. Tinic, Seha M, 1988. " Anatomy of Initial Public Offerings of Common Stock," Journal of Finance, American Finance Association, vol. 43(4), pages 789-822, September.
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    1. Sumathi Kumaraswamy, 2016. "Impact of Working Capital on Financial Performance of Gulf Cooperation Council Firms," International Journal of Economics and Financial Issues, Econjournals, vol. 6(3), pages 1136-1142.

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    Cash Conversion Cycle; CCC; Small Business; Small Firm;

    JEL classification:

    • L25 - Industrial Organization - - Firm Objectives, Organization, and Behavior - - - Firm Performance
    • G32 - Financial Economics - - Corporate Finance and Governance - - - Financing Policy; Financial Risk and Risk Management; Capital and Ownership Structure; Value of Firms; Goodwill


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