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Autor
Strýčková Lenka (Technical University of Liberec, Czech Republic)
Tytuł
The practice of capital structure choice in the Czech Republic : a comparative study based on the global data
Źródło
Journal of International Studies, 2017, vol. 10, nr 2, s. 185-203, rys., tab., bibliogr. 18 poz.
Słowa kluczowe
Struktura kapitału, Finanse korporacji, Porównania międzynarodowe, Dług
Capital structure, Corporate finance, International comparisons, Debt
Uwagi
Klasyfikacja JEL: G32
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Kraj/Region
Czechy
Czech Republic
Abstrakt
The aim of this contribution is to reveal the general practice in corporate financing in the Czech Republic, capital structure choice in particular, by means of comparison with the global data. The comparative study is based on primary data from the Czech Republic obtained via a questionnaire survey, and comparison with the data from various countries in Europe and America published in empirical surveys since 2001. The crux of this comparison is the use of the same questions that were used by Graham and Harvey for the first time in 2001. Unlike the original study, which examined several aspects of corporate finance in a single country, this study is focused on the cross-country comparisons of views on determinants of capital structure. The study revealed both differences and similarities between Czech, American and European companies. As the most important factor affecting the choice of the appropriate amount of debt for Czech respondents was "Financial flexibility", likewise in the other countries. Surprisingly, the tax advantages are not considered to be of a high importance to Czech firms and a striking proportion of respondents have no target debt ratio; such results weren't found by any previous study. (original abstract)
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ISSN
2071-8330
Język
eng
URI / DOI
http://dx.doi.org/10.14254/2071-8330.2017/10-2/14
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