A Theoretical Assessment on the Relationship between Working Capital Investment and Firm's Performance

Akindele, Jamiu Adeniyi and Asri, Marsidi and Shaharudin, Jakpar and Yunusa, Lateef and Babale, Adamu (2022) A Theoretical Assessment on the Relationship between Working Capital Investment and Firm's Performance. International Journal of Academic Research in Accounting, Finance and Management Sciences, 12 (2). pp. 573-589. ISSN 2225-8329

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Abstract

The concept of financial constraint have a great influence on company decision and capital market entrance as shareholders and directors recognised its negative implication on firm performance. This paper is the first to conceptualize the theoretical influence of financial constraints (FC) on working capital investment (WCI) and corporate performance through firm internal resources and managerial competency by employing a qualitative approach from a theoretical disposition which has been meagerly demonstrated in the literature. Specifically, bearing in mind the rising unpredictability and issues in the credit and capital markets that has been noticed for numbers of years and the similar intensification in regulatory capital about acquiring external financing, the attention of the firm’s gradually shifted to its internal liquidity generated from enterprise operation on the basis of working capital (WC). This study argues that business internal resources through managerial skill and internal capital can to enhance WCI in a financially constrained situation thereby reduces the agency cost and asymmetric information and increases performance. Hence, we conclude that internal funds is suitable to finance WCI in a constrained situation for managers to avoid overinvest or underinvest in working capital asset by controlling for financial constraints. Further review are expected to determine WCI-performance relationship using some vital accounting ratios largely generated from annual reports and accounts.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Working Capital, Working Capital Investment, Financial Constraints, Performance, Firm’s Value
Subjects: H Social Sciences > HG Finance
Divisions: Academic Faculties, Institutes and Centres > Faculty of Economics and Business
Depositing User: Marsidi
Date Deposited: 25 Jul 2022 03:50
Last Modified: 25 Jul 2022 03:50
URI: http://ir.unimas.my/id/eprint/38947

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