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Cash Flow in Corporate Bankruptcy. A Literature Review

  • Dariusz Wedzki


    (Katedra Rachunkowosci, Uniwersytet Ekonomiczny, Polska)

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    W artykule dokonano przegladu literatury swiatowej i polskiej na temat wykorzystania wskaznikow finansowych, bazujacych na przeplywach pienieznych, do prognozowania upadlosci przedsiebiorstwa. Dokonano przegladu formul wskaznikow opartych na przeplywach pienieznych. Zaproponowano kierunki dalszych badan. Sformulowano rowniez opinie, ze bardzo malo eksplorowanym obszarem jest stosowanie tzw. analiz znakow w modelowaniu upadlosci.The paper presents a review of world and Polish literature on usage of financial ratios based on cash flow for corporate bankruptcy prediction. In the field of bankruptcy modeling it was concluded that: • cash flow is significantly different comparing to net income and therefore cash flow provides important information, • simplified measures of cash flow have lower significance than cash flow statement. In the field of the construction of financial ratios based on cash flow, some directions of further research were suggested: • broader implementation of cash flow statement, • construction of cash flow financial ratios comparable to accrual financial ratios, • incorporation of cause-effect relations between ratios to bankruptcy model. Finally an opinion that the so-called sign analysis of cash flow an under-explored oved in bankruptcy modeling was formed.

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    Article provided by Wroclaw University of Technology, Institute of Organization and Management in its journal Operations Research and Decisions.

    Volume (Year): 2 (2008)
    Issue (Month): ()
    Pages: 87-104

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    1. Laitinen, Erkki K. & Laitinen, Teija, 2000. "Bankruptcy prediction: Application of the Taylor's expansion in logistic regression," International Review of Financial Analysis, Elsevier, vol. 9(4), pages 327-349.
    2. Dambolena, Ismael G & Khoury, Sarkis J, 1980. " Ratio Stability and Corporate Failure," Journal of Finance, American Finance Association, vol. 35(4), pages 1017-26, September.
    3. Edward I. Altman, 1968. "Financial Ratios, Discriminant Analysis And The Prediction Of Corporate Bankruptcy," Journal of Finance, American Finance Association, vol. 23(4), pages 589-609, 09.
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