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Does Accounting Information Quality Matter For Smes’ Use Of Trade Credit?
[Qualite De L’Information Comptable Et Recours Au Credit Fournisseur]

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  • Anthony Dhieux

    (IAE Lille - Institut d'Administration des Entreprises - Lille - Université de Lille, Sciences et Technologies)

  • Eric Severin

    () (IAE Lille - Institut d'Administration des Entreprises - Lille - Université de Lille, Sciences et Technologies)

  • Ludovic Vigneron

    (GERME - Université de Lille, Droit et Santé)

Abstract

In this study, we examine the link between accrual quality and SMEs' use of trade credit. Using a sample of 3591 small businesses observed between 2005 and 2012, we provide evidences of a negative impact of a good quality of accruals on SME's use of trade credit. We also provide evidence that suppliers limit trade credit for firms for which accrual quality is harder to anticipate. Suppliers can deal with low quality of accruals but only if their relationship with the small business allows them to correct related bias.

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  • Anthony Dhieux & Eric Severin & Ludovic Vigneron, 2015. "Does Accounting Information Quality Matter For Smes’ Use Of Trade Credit?
    [Qualite De L’Information Comptable Et Recours Au Credit Fournisseur]
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    Accounting information; Accrual quality; Trade credit; SME; Qualité de l’information comptable; Crédit fournisseur; PME;

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