Trade Credit and the Stability of Supply Chains

58 Pages Posted: 26 Jul 2021 Last revised: 19 Jul 2022

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Nuri Ersahin

Michigan State University-Department of Finance

Mariassunta Giannetti

Stockholm School of Economics; Centre for Economic Policy Research (CEPR); European Corporate Governance Institute (ECGI); Swedish House of Finance

Ruidi Huang

Southern Methodist University (SMU) - Finance Department

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Date Written: July 15, 2022

Abstract

We explore whether financial flows increase the stability of supply chains by studying the trade credit usage of firms that face operating difficulties due to natural disasters. We show that affected firms extend more trade credit, especially if their customers are difficult to replace. The suppliers of affected firms facilitate the trade credit provision by extending trade credit, especially if the relationship with the affected firm is important. On average, supply chains remain stable. Customers sever their relationships with the affected firms only when the affected firms and their suppliers are financially constrained and cannot extend trade credit.

Keywords: Supply chains, Production Networks,Trade Credit, Natural Disasters

JEL Classification: G3, D2, E23

Suggested Citation

Ersahin, Nuri and Giannetti, Mariassunta and Huang, Ruidi, Trade Credit and the Stability of Supply Chains (July 15, 2022). SMU Cox School of Business Research Paper No. 21-09, Swedish House of Finance Research Paper No. 21-13, Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=3892852 or http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.3892852

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Ruidi Huang

Southern Methodist University (SMU) - Finance Department ( email )

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