Investment-Cash Flow Sensitivity and Financing Constraints: Study of Pakistani Business Group Firms
40 Pages Posted: 25 Oct 2019 Last revised: 18 Dec 2019
Date Written: October 17, 2019
A large discrepancy exists on the use of the investment–cash flow sensitivity as a measure of financing constraints of firms. We examine this discrepancy by considering business group affiliated firms in Pakistan. The study includes 58 group affiliated firms and 32 non-group affiliated firms listed on the Karachi Stock Exchange during 2006-2010. Results of OLS and 2SLS shows a positive investment-cash flow sensitivity for business group affiliated firms and negative investment cash flow sensitivity for non-group affiliated firms. Additional tests accordingly express that investment-cash flow sensitivity of Pakistani group affiliated firms is significantly lower to non-group affiliated firms.
Keywords: Investment-Cash flow, 2SLS, Financing constraints, Q model, Pakistani Business group Firms
JEL Classification: G1, G2, G3
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