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Credit sales and advance payments: substitutes or complements?

  • Simona Mateut

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  • Piercarlo zanchettin

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We investigate the interaction between two terms of payment, supplier credit sales and customer advance payment. We find evidence that advance payments may signal customer creditworthiness and increase trade credit extension when we control for vendor size in international transactions or for the traded goods characteristics.

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Paper provided by Department of Economics, University of Leicester in its series Discussion Papers in Economics with number 12/18.

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Date of creation: Jun 2012
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Handle: RePEc:lec:leecon:12/18
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