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Kang-Kook Lee () and Md. Islam ()

No 09-09, Development Research Unit Working Paper Series from Monash University, Department of Economics

Abstract: This paper examines the sensitivity of investment to available cash-stock, a measure for internal funds, for 192 listed non-financial firms of Bangladesh from 1992 to 2002. The empirical results show that smaller firms have greater financing constraints to investment than larger firms due to financial market imperfection and unequal access to external finance. We also find that financing constraints of investment by small firms are eased along with financial development. It is likely that financial development encourages efficiency of the financial market in Bangladesh, and hence decreases cash stock sensitivity of investment of small firms. Our finding demonstrates the importance of financial development for economic growth even in a developing country like Bangladesh.

Keywords: financing constraints; financial development; investment; Bangladesh (search for similar items in EconPapers)
JEL-codes: D92 G31 G32 (search for similar items in EconPapers)
Pages: 31 pages
Date: 2009-05-02
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Journal Article: Financial Development and Financing Constraints in a Developing Country: The Case of Bangladesh (2011)
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