Capital Structure in Small Manufacturing Firms: Evidence from the Data
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Capital Structure in Small Manufacturing Firms: Evidence from the Data

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This article examines theories of capital structure pertaining to small firms and looks at the capital structure of small to mid-sized manufacturing firms within the context of those theories. Results provide support for Leland and Pyle's (1977) Signaling Theory, Myer's (1984) Pecking Order Theory, Berger and Udell's (1998) Life Cycle Theory. Contrary to the findings of prior research, these results revealed that industry sector was not a significant determinant of capital structure. Rather,... More
Material Type: Open Journal-Article
Technical Format: PDF
Date Added to MERLOT: March 01, 2011
Date Modified in MERLOT: August 07, 2014
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Submitter: Howard Kuan

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