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Portfolio Management Approach in Trade Credit Decision Making

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  • Grzegorz Michalski

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The basic financial purpose of an enterprise is maximization of its value. Trade credit management should also contribute to realization of this fundamental aim. Many of the current asset management models that are found in financial management literature assume book profit maximization as the basic financial purpose. These book profitbased models could be lacking in what relates to another aim (i.e., maximization of enterprise value). The enterprise value maximization strategy is executed with a focus on risk and uncertainty. This article presents the consequences that can result from operating risk that is related to purchasers using payment postponement for goods and/or services. The present article offers a method that uses portfolio management theory to determine the level of accounts receivable in a firm. An increase in the level of accounts receivables in a firm increases both net working capital and the costs of holding and managing accounts receivables. Both of these decrease the value of the firm, but a liberal policy in accounts receivable coupled with the portfolio management approach could increase the value. Efforts to assign ways to manage these risks were also undertaken; among them, special attention was paid to adapting assumptions from portfolio theory as well as gauging the potential effect on the firm value.

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  • Grzegorz Michalski, 2013. "Portfolio Management Approach in Trade Credit Decision Making," Papers 1301.3823, arXiv.org.
  • Handle: RePEc:arx:papers:1301.3823
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    1. Michal Pilecki, 2013. "Risk Managment in Creating Value of Company in Example of Food Production Branch Companies
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    2. Karolina Biernacka, 2013. "Krótkoterminowe planowanie finansowe na przykładzie przedsiębiorstwa z branży budowlanej," Working Papers hal-00804617, HAL.
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    4. Aneta Hutta, 2013. "Zarzadzanie ryzykiem w tworzeniu wartosci na przykladzie przedsiebiorstwa zbranzy spozywczej (Risk Management in Creating Value in the Example of Companies from the Food Production Branch)," Working Papers hal-00811906, HAL.
    5. Grzegorz Michalski, 2012. "Risk sensitivity indicator as correction factor for cost of capital rate," EconStor Conference Papers 67534, ZBW - German National Library of Economics.
    6. Monika Brzezińska & Katarzyna Guhn, 2013. "Planning of sales on the example of companies in the paper industry and wholesale of chemical products," Working Papers hal-00812840, HAL.
    7. Karolina Biernacka & Jolanta Lont, 2013. "Prognoza przyszłorocznej sprzedaży dla przedsiębiorstw z branży budowlanej i medycznej," Working Papers hal-00804616, HAL.
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    10. Michalski, Grzegorz, 2010. "Planning Optimal From The Firm Value Creation Perspective. Levels Of Operating Cash Investments," Journal for Economic Forecasting, Institute for Economic Forecasting, vol. 0(1), pages 198-214, March.
    11. Karolina Karcz & Malwina Bielawska, 2013. "Planowanie przychodów ze sprzedaży na przykładzie przedsiębiorstwa z branży sprzedaż hurtowa napojów alkoholowych ( PKD 46.34A) oraz z branży sprzedaż hurtowa artykułów elektrycznych użytku domowego (," Working Papers hal-00814297, HAL.

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    JEL classification:

    • G32 - Financial Economics - - Corporate Finance and Governance - - - Financing Policy; Financial Risk and Risk Management; Capital and Ownership Structure; Value of Firms; Goodwill
    • G11 - Financial Economics - - General Financial Markets - - - Portfolio Choice; Investment Decisions
    • M11 - Business Administration and Business Economics; Marketing; Accounting; Personnel Economics - - Business Administration - - - Production Management
    • D81 - Microeconomics - - Information, Knowledge, and Uncertainty - - - Criteria for Decision-Making under Risk and Uncertainty
    • O16 - Economic Development, Innovation, Technological Change, and Growth - - Economic Development - - - Financial Markets; Saving and Capital Investment; Corporate Finance and Governance
    • P33 - Economic Systems - - Socialist Institutions and Their Transitions - - - International Trade, Finance, Investment, Relations, and Aid
    • P34 - Economic Systems - - Socialist Institutions and Their Transitions - - - Finance

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