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A Survey of Leasing in Small Firms

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  • Chenchuramaiah T. Bathala

    (North Dakota State University)

  • Tarun K. Mukherjee

    (University of New Orleans)

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This paper reports survey results regarding leasing practices of small firms. Small firms that lease are more likely to be relatively large manufacturing firms which exhibit higher debt ratios and higher sales growth. The survey responses as well as empirical analyses of pertinent data reveal that the relationship between debt and leasing is complementary. Unlike their larger counterparts, small firms seldom use text-book recommended lease-borrow decision models. Also, unlike large firms, small firms are more likely to offer “dubious” reasons, such as off-balance sheet accounting and 100 percent financing, as advantages of leasing.

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  • Chenchuramaiah T. Bathala & Tarun K. Mukherjee, 1995. "A Survey of Leasing in Small Firms," Journal of Entrepreneurial Finance, Pepperdine University, Graziadio School of Business and Management, vol. 4(2), pages 113-127, Fall.
  • Handle: RePEc:pep:journl:v:4:y:1995:i:2:p:113-27
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    Keywords

    Small Firms ; Leasing; Small Business;

    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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