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Firm investment, finance constraint and voluntary asset sales: the evidence from Indian manufacturing firms

Vikash Gautam () and Rajendra Vaidya

Macroeconomics and Finance in Emerging Market Economies, 2013, vol. 6, issue 1, 114-130

Abstract: This paper examines the importance of finance constraints for firm investment expenditures by looking at the investment-asset sales sensitivity in financially healthy Indian manufacturing firms. Voluntary asset sales is a cleaner indicator of firms' liquidity than cash flows since it is unlikely to influence firms' growth opportunities unless they are financially constrained. We take care of the endogeneity and the implicit monotonicity problems, which are much debated in the literature, by using an endogenous regime switching regression model. We find that the investment-asset sales sensitivity is significantly greater for firms that are likely to be financially constraints.

Date: 2013
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DOI: 10.1080/17520843.2012.725419

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