Bank Credit and Corporate Working Capital Management
40 Pages Posted: 22 Nov 2016 Last revised: 6 Nov 2017
Date Written: November 5, 2017
We investigate how changes in the availability of bank credit influence how public firms manage their working capital, which is essential to their operations. In doing so, we provide an enhanced understanding of what significantly influences corporate working capital management. We find that changes in the availability of bank credit significantly influence a number of aspects of a firm’s working capital policies, and these effects often differ across firms that are more or less dependent on bank financing. Interestingly, our evidence points to the importance of the changing mix of U.S. companies for working capital practices.
Keywords: Bank Credit, Working Capital Management
JEL Classification: G21, G28, G32, O16
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