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    The impact of external financing on firm value and a corporate governance index: SME evidence

    Al-Najjar, Basil and Al-Najjar, D. (2017) The impact of external financing on firm value and a corporate governance index: SME evidence. Journal of Small Business and Enterprise Development 24 (2), pp. 411-423. ISSN 1462-6004.

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    Purpose The purpose of this paper is to investigate the effect of external financing needs on both firm value and corporate governance mechanisms within the UK SME context. This framework is of importance because of the limited external financial resources SMEs might face. Design/methodology/approach The authors consider the endogeneity problem between corporate governance mechanisms and firm value, and hence, the three stages least squares and the instrumental variables based on two stages least squares estimation methods are employed. Findings The authors find a positive relationship between external financing needs and firm value. In addition, the authors detect that size and profitability are positively associated with firm value in the sample. Concerning the corporate governance index (CGI), the authors detect that big SMEs and those with low-debt levels have better corporate governance structures. Originality/value The authors employ a CGI for the sample which is constructed using ten corporate governance variables. The authors also examine different factors that affect SMEs 2019 governance by applying different models including logistic analysis.


    Item Type: Article
    Keyword(s) / Subject(s): UK, SMEs, Corporate governance index, External financing needs
    School: Birkbeck Faculties and Schools > Faculty of Business and Law > Birkbeck Business School
    Depositing User: Administrator
    Date Deposited: 05 Jul 2017 14:24
    Last Modified: 02 Aug 2023 17:33


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