Protecting the Supply Chain: Differentiating Financial Distress at Large and Small Suppliers

Posted: 27 May 2009 Last revised: 5 Dec 2012

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Harlan D. Platt

Northeastern University - Finance and Insurance Area

Marjorie Platt

Northeastern University - Accounting Group

Date Written: May 25, 2009

Abstract

The paper examines whether it is better to separate a model/sample to account for differences between large and small firms when developing a predictive tool to identify which companies are likely to become distressed, and therefore at risk to the supply chain. Previous research has scaled data by size of company but has not considered whether the process leading to financial distress may be different depending on firm size.

Keywords: failure, early warning, supply chain protection, automobile supplier, automobile OEM

JEL Classification: G33, C12, C20, M20, M11

Suggested Citation

Platt, Harlan D. and Platt, Marjorie, Protecting the Supply Chain: Differentiating Financial Distress at Large and Small Suppliers (May 25, 2009). Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=1409696 or http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.1409696

Harlan D. Platt (Contact Author)

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Marjorie Platt

Northeastern University - Accounting Group ( email )

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Boston, MA 02115
United States

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