Performance Effects of Working Capital in Emerging Markets

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  • Turki Alshammari Associate professor, Kuwait University, finance dept

Abstract

This paper strives to provide evidence of the effect of working capital policies on corporate profitability in a new and different setting, the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) countries. As the corporate private sector receives lavish subsidies from local oil-rich governments, both the theoretical propositions and the worldwide accepted evidence are glitched. Employing a set of pooled regression models, this paper documents a trivial, if any, association between the efficiency of working capital management and the corporate profitability for a set of nonfinancial firms in all the GCC countries. The results are robust to the econometric model, the profitability measure, and the country.

Keywords: Working Capital, Tobin's Q, Debt ratio, Profitability, Cash Conversion Cycle, GCC countries, Firm Value

JEL Classifications: G3, G31

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Published

2018-09-04

How to Cite

Alshammari, T. (2018). Performance Effects of Working Capital in Emerging Markets. International Journal of Economics and Financial Issues, 8(5), 80–87. Retrieved from https://www.econjournals.com/index.php/ijefi/article/view/6745

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