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Key factors influencing target capital structure of property firms in Malaysia

Haron, Razali (2013) Key factors influencing target capital structure of property firms in Malaysia. In: Seminar Hasil Penyelidikan Sektor Pengajian Tinggi Kementerian Pendidikan Malaysia, Ke-3, 2-3 July 2013, EDC, Universiti Utara Malaysia.

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Very limited studies have been done on the capital structure of property firms in Malaysia emphasizing on the existence of target capital leverage, the affecting determinants and the speed of adjustment to target. Thus, the objective of this study is to investigate these issues among the property firms in Malaysia by using a dynamic model. This study found that these property firms do practice target capital structure which is influenced by certain firm characteristics like tax shield, asset structure, profitability, firm size, growth opportunity and liquidity in their capital structure and they also time their security issuance. Being deviated from target from time to time these property firms partially adjust indicating a support for the dynamic trade-off theory. There are also influences of the pecking order and the market timing theories in the capital structure decisions of these property firms. This study contributes to the literature by offering insights of the capital structure practice and the speed of adjustment to target capital structure of property firms in Malaysia and fill the gap in the literature.

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Full Paper)
Additional Information: 4581/31136
Uncontrolled Keywords: Capital structure,property firms, Malaysia
Subjects: H Social Sciences > HG Finance > HG4001 Financial management. Business finance. Corporation finance.
Kulliyyahs/Centres/Divisions/Institutes (Can select more than one option. Press CONTROL button): Kulliyyah of Economics and Management Sciences > Department of Finance
Depositing User: Dr. Razali Haron
Date Deposited: 06 Sep 2013 17:26
Last Modified: 14 Sep 2013 19:28
URI: http://irep.iium.edu.my/id/eprint/31136

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