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The Comparison of the Structure of Liquidities, Funding via Long-Term-Debts and Dividends in Family & Non Family Firms

By Mohammad Hossein Vadieei, Mostafa Ghannad and Hengameh Nazari


Abstract In recent years, with the expansion of family-owned companies in emerging economies, carrying out numerous studies is necessity. To this purpose, the present study investigates financial structure relationship in such firms. We try to compare the cash holdings, financing through long-term-debts and dividends paid in family firms and comparison them with non-family firms. The sample of this study includes 27 family firms and 105 non-family firms in a 10-year-priod from 2005 to 2014 in Tehran Stock Exchange Market. The results show that a part of a firm's equity owned by the founder or a member of the family affects the usage of cash, debt structure and dividend policy. In other words, family firms usually less depend on funding through long-term-debts, pay less dividend and hold more cash

Topics: Cash Holding, Funding, Long Term Debt, Dividend Pay, Family Firms, Finance, HG1-9999
Publisher: Alzahra University
Year: 2018
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