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“Does working capital management affect the profitability of public listed firms in the Netherlands?”

Linderhof, J.H.C. (2014) “Does working capital management affect the profitability of public listed firms in the Netherlands?”.

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Abstract:The objective of this research is to provide empirical evidence about the impact of Working Capital Management (WCM) on the profitability of Dutch listed firms. This is considered to be of high importance for firms to survive, because it has an effect on firm liquidity and firm profitability. Efficient Working Capital refers to a proper trade-off between liquidity and profitability. The outcome of this research concludes that WCM does affect the profitability of the Dutch listed firms used in this research. This is consistent with the outcome of the majority of other researches on this topic. For these reasons the assumption can be made that the outcome of this research is applicable to future research on this topic. The data used in this research is a balanced panel dataset of 67 firms is collected through the ORBIS database by Bureau van Dijk covering the period of nine years ranging from 2004-2012, resulting in a total of 603 firm year observations.
Item Type:Essay (Master)
Faculty:BMS: Behavioural, Management and Social Sciences
Subject:83 economics
Programme:Business Administration MSc (60644)
Link to this item:http://purl.utwente.nl/essays/65105
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