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Ownership structure and inventory policy

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  • Tribo Gine, José Antonio

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This paper explores the effect of a firm's ownership structure on its inventory policy. We have argued that the presence of institutional investors like banks as blockholders, reduces a firm's liquidity needs and prevents overinvestment policies. This, in turn, leads to lower inventory levels, especially for small and/or diversified firms. Also, we expect less inventory investment when bank equity financing is compared with bank debt financing. Finally, other components of ownership structure like the number of blockholders prevent overinvestment that may generate excessive inventory accumulation. We have proved these theoretical contentions making use of a database of Spanish manufacturing firms.

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  • Tribo Gine, José Antonio, 2004. "Ownership structure and inventory policy," DEE - Working Papers. Business Economics. WB wb043211, Universidad Carlos III de Madrid. Departamento de Economía de la Empresa.
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    1. Ameer, Rashid, 2010. "The role of institutional investors in the inventory and cash management practices of firms in Asia," Journal of Multinational Financial Management, Elsevier, vol. 20(2-3), pages 126-143, July.
    2. Tribó, Josep A., 2009. "Firms' stock market flotation: Effects on inventory policy," International Journal of Production Economics, Elsevier, vol. 118(1), pages 10-18, March.
    3. Wilcox, William & Horvath, Philip A. & Griffis, Stanley E. & Autry, Chad W., 2011. "A Markov model of liquidity effects in reverse logistics processes: The effects of random volume and passage," International Journal of Production Economics, Elsevier, vol. 129(1), pages 86-101, January.
    4. Elsayed, Khaled & Wahba, Hayam, 2013. "Reinvestigating the relationship between ownership structure and inventory management: A corporate governanceperspective," International Journal of Production Economics, Elsevier, vol. 143(1), pages 207-218.

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