Financial Structure, Production and Productivity Growth in U.S. Food Manufacturing Industry
This paper examines the effects of financial decsion on production, input demands, profitability, and productivityis in U.S. food manufacturing industry. Empirical results shows that output supply, variable input demands, profitability and productivity are affected by agency costs of debt and signaling benefits of dividend payments. Positive contribution of signalling benefits of dividend payments was more than offset by the negative effects of agency cost of debt in TFP growth.
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