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Determinants of the collateralization of credit by small firms

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  • Heather M. Hulburt

    (Department of Finance, College of Business and Economics, West Virginia University, Morgantown, WV 26506-6025, USA)

  • Frederick C. Scherr

    (Department of Finance, College of Business and Economics, West Virginia University, Morgantown, WV 26506-6025, USA)

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    This study presents results of an empirical investigation of debt collateralization using samples of small firms. We examine the fraction of debt that is collateralized and find substantial support for firm size, firm age, and collateral quality as determinants of collateralization. Our results regarding firm size and age are different from prior research and may stem from basic financial differences between small and large firms. We find mixed support for growth opportunities and taxation and little support for default probability, regulation, and form of legal organization as determinants of collateralization. Copyright © 2003 John Wiley & Sons, Ltd.

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    Article provided by John Wiley & Sons, Ltd. in its journal Managerial and Decision Economics.

    Volume (Year): 24 (2003)
    Issue (Month): 6-7 ()
    Pages: 483-501

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    Handle: RePEc:wly:mgtdec:v:24:y:2003:i:6-7:p:483-501
    DOI: 10.1002/mde.1071
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