A Study on Some Important Aspects of Working Capital Management in Selected Indian Industries
Goyal, Sumita, S., A Study on Some Important Aspects of Working Capital Management in Selected Indian Industries, Finance India, XXXII (1), pp. 215-225, 2018
Posted: 9 Jun 2020
Date Written: March 31, 2018
WORKING CAPITAL MANAGEMENT (WCM) is the most dynamic financial decision making aspect of every business entity as it involves the management of ever-changing and dynamic current assets and adjusting them with the level of sales and market demands. WCM being a major revenue-generating activity is thus of prime importance for maintaining a healthy and wealthy business. Since its inception in late 1860s, the literature on WCM is replete with various empirical studies are either a case study or comparative or of a fact-finding nature or for developing a theory-based on empirical analysis. In the course of the literature review, it was observed that all the research studies focused on industries belonging to the manufacturing sector and it was very difficult to find a specific study with full-fledged focus on the nature of WCM in the Service Sector. Further, it was difficult to find a comprehensive study covering all the important aspects of WCM, i.e., working capital policy; current asset structure; current liabilities structure; liquidity management; wcm efficiency; working capital leverage; the impact of sales on working capital; the impact of WCL on ROTA; the impact of WCM on profitability even in the manufacturing sector with large samples. In the context of the above, the current study bridges this gap in the literature by examining many dimensions of WCM over a period of 16 years in the Indian service sector due to the growing importance of this sector in the Indian and world economy. This study would contribute to the existing literature by providing an insight into the WCM of the Non-Financial Service Industry (NFSI) in the Indian context.
Keywords: Service Industry, Working Capital Management, Liquidity
JEL Classification: G31, G32
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