Net trade credit: what are the determinants?

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Afrifa, G. and Gyapong, E. 2017. Net trade credit: what are the determinants? International Journal of Managerial Finance. https://doi.org/10.1108/IJMF-12-2015-0222
AuthorsAfrifa, G. and Gyapong, E.
Abstract

The main objective of this paper is to extend the literature on trade receivables and trade payables by examining the determinants of net trade credit. To do that, a sample of 67,047 firms in the UK with 443,190 firm year observations is used. Results are robust to unobserved heterogeneity and industry effects. The evidence suggests that firms with more inventories, market share and are financially distressed invest less in trade credit. Moreover, higher operating cash flow, annual sales growth, export propensity, access to bank credit and larger firms lead to higher investment in trade credit. Additionally, the paper broadens the scope of the literature by analysing the determinants of net trade credit around the financial crisis and industry competitiveness.

Year2017
JournalInternational Journal of Managerial Finance
ISSN1743-9132
Digital Object Identifier (DOI)https://doi.org/10.1108/IJMF-12-2015-0222
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Print05 Jun 2017
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Deposited11 Jan 2017
Accepted13 Dec 2016
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