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Capital Structure in Developing Countries

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  • Booth, L.
  • Asli Demirgu-Kunt, V.A.
  • Maksimovic, V.

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This study uses a new date set to assess whether capital structure theory is portable across countries with different institutional framework. We analyze capital structure choices of firms in 10 developing countries, and provide evidence that these decisions are affected by the same variables as in developed countries.

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  • Booth, L. & Asli Demirgu-Kunt, V.A. & Maksimovic, V., 1999. "Capital Structure in Developing Countries," Rotman School of Management - Finance 00-001, Rotman School of Management, University of Toronto.
  • Handle: RePEc:fth:rotfin:00-001
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    Keywords

    CAPITAL MARKET ; DEVELOPING COUNTRIES;

    JEL classification:

    • D20 - Microeconomics - - Production and Organizations - - - General
    • D21 - Microeconomics - - Production and Organizations - - - Firm Behavior: Theory
    • D92 - Microeconomics - - Micro-Based Behavioral Economics - - - Intertemporal Firm Choice, Investment, Capacity, and Financing
    • O16 - Economic Development, Innovation, Technological Change, and Growth - - Economic Development - - - Financial Markets; Saving and Capital Investment; Corporate Finance and Governance

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