Saumitra, Bhaduri (2012): Why do firms issue equity? Some evidence from an emerging economy, India.
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In contrast to the existing empirical research on the pecking order hypothesis which has been largely confined to the United States and a few other advanced countries, this paper attempts to test the hypothesis for an emerging economy through a case study of the Indian Corporate sector. A well diverse sample of 556 manufacturing firms over the period 1997-2007 is used in the paper to test the pecking order hypothesis. The study finds strong evidence in favour of the pecking order hypothesis – a result that stands startlingly odd to the most recent evidences against pecking order theory in developed countries (Fama and French, (2005), Frank And Goyal (2003, Lemmon and Zender (2004), Leary and Roberts (2004)).
|Item Type:||MPRA Paper|
|Original Title:||Why do firms issue equity? Some evidence from an emerging economy, India|
|Keywords:||Pecking order, Capital structure, emerging economy, India|
|Subjects:||G - Financial Economics > G3 - Corporate Finance and Governance > G32 - Financing Policy ; Financial Risk and Risk Management ; Capital and Ownership Structure ; Value of Firms ; Goodwill|
|Depositing User:||Saumitra Bhaduri|
|Date Deposited:||11. Apr 2012 15:38|
|Last Modified:||14. Feb 2013 13:33|
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