Financial inclusion, financial innovation, and firms’ sales growth
Chien-Chiang Lee (),
Chih-Wei Wang and
International Review of Economics & Finance, 2020, vol. 66, issue C, 189-205
This paper examines the effect of financial inclusion on firms’ sales growth in developing countries and also investigates how this effect varies depending on different subsamples (such as during a crisis versus a non-crisis, Asia versus non-Asia, manufacturing versus non-manufacturing, and small- and medium-sized firms versus large- and medium-sized firms). Our first finding is that financial inclusion helps firms increase their sales growth during normal times and in non-Asia regions. After using interaction terms between financial inclusion and financial innovation, our second finding is that financial innovation has a negative impact on the sales growth rate of firms engaging in financial inclusion. Our results provide insights and implications for policy makers and regulators.
Keywords: Financial innovation; Financial inclusion; Developing countries; Firm’s sales growth; Access to finance (search for similar items in EconPapers)
JEL-codes: G01 G21 G30 O16 (search for similar items in EconPapers)
References: View references in EconPapers View complete reference list from CitEc
Citations: View citations in EconPapers (1) Track citations by RSS feed
Downloads: (external link)
Full text for ScienceDirect subscribers only
This item may be available elsewhere in EconPapers: Search for items with the same title.
Export reference: BibTeX
RIS (EndNote, ProCite, RefMan)
Persistent link: https://EconPapers.repec.org/RePEc:eee:reveco:v:66:y:2020:i:c:p:189-205
Access Statistics for this article
International Review of Economics & Finance is currently edited by H. Beladi and C. Chen
More articles in International Review of Economics & Finance from Elsevier
Bibliographic data for series maintained by Catherine Liu ().