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Does the institutional framework affect the relationship between debt financing and firm performance in emerging countries?


  • Pinar Sener
  • Elif Akben-Selcuk
  • Fatma Didin-Sonmez


This paper investigates the impact of debt financing on firm performance and how this relationship is affected by the institutional framework in 14 emerging countries. The results show a negative relationship between debt financing and firm performance. However, this negative relationship is reversed in countries with better credit market regulations and more efficient legal systems.

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  • Pinar Sener & Elif Akben-Selcuk & Fatma Didin-Sonmez, 2021. "Does the institutional framework affect the relationship between debt financing and firm performance in emerging countries?," Applied Economics Letters, Taylor & Francis Journals, vol. 28(10), pages 866-871, June.
  • Handle: RePEc:taf:apeclt:v:28:y:2021:i:10:p:866-871
    DOI: 10.1080/13504851.2020.1784382

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