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Funds Flow Analysis and Determinants of Fixed Assets

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The core objective of this study is to ascertain a link between the investment in fixed assets and the changing in the patterns of working capital. The relation between the flow of funds and the fixed assets is a central issue of the study. It is concluded in this study that funds from different sources determine the investment in fixed assets by different ways. With the help of this model, corporate planners and financial analysts can quantify the impacts of the flows of various funds on the assets holding patterns. Important conclusion of the model is that “fixed assets and working capital are complements. Working capital of a firm will increase with the enhancement in fixed assets”. The model is based on a single behavioral equation. The study is a mixture of the financial accounting postulates and econometric techniques.

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  • Ayub, Mehar, 2000. "Funds Flow Analysis and Determinants of Fixed Assets," MPRA Paper 363, University Library of Munich, Germany, revised 2001.
  • Handle: RePEc:pra:mprapa:363
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    Keywords

    Working Capital; Employed Capital; Simulation Analysis; Above the Line; Multiple regression;

    JEL classification:

    • M41 - Business Administration and Business Economics; Marketing; Accounting; Personnel Economics - - Accounting - - - Accounting
    • G31 - Financial Economics - - Corporate Finance and Governance - - - Capital Budgeting; Fixed Investment and Inventory Studies

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