The Impact of Firms’ Financial Position on Fixed Investment and Employment. An Analysis for Spain
30 Pages Posted: 12 Apr 2017
Date Written: April 11, 2017
Using a large sample of Spanish companies, this paper investigates the impact that firms’ financial health has on their investment and employment decisions. The results indicate that firms’ financial position is important for explaining firms’ capital expenditures and their employment levels, since cash flow, indebtedness and the debt burden appear to be relevant for explaining investment and employment dynamics. Likewise, the results obtained point to a non-linear impact of financial position on these decisions, this being larger for companies in a less sound financial situation, and suggest that the role of financial factors in explaining investment and employment dynamics is likely to be greater in recessionary periods.
Keywords: financial position, investment, employment, panel data
JEL Classification: C33, E22, E24, E44, G32, J23
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