This paper examines the effect of the number of correspondent financial institutions for small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) at the first settlement of accounts on subsequent firm bankruptcy risk using survival models. We use a unique firm-level data set of 2667 unlisted SMEs incorporated in Japan between April 2003 and December 2009. Moreover, in the nature of the analysis, we focus on firms that transact with at least one financial institution and disclose information about profit at the first settlement. We find that more correspondent financial institutions for SMEs at the first settlement increase subsequent firm bankruptcy risk. Furthermore, we check the robustness of this result with the method of instrumental variables (IV methods) and obtain similar results; in other words, the risk of firm bankruptcy increases with the number of correspondent financial institutions.
Small Business Economics – Springer Journals
Published: Nov 11, 2015
It’s your single place to instantly
discover and read the research
that matters to you.
Enjoy affordable access to
over 18 million articles from more than
15,000 peer-reviewed journals.
All for just $49/month
Query the DeepDyve database, plus search all of PubMed and Google Scholar seamlessly
Save any article or search result from DeepDyve, PubMed, and Google Scholar... all in one place.
Get unlimited, online access to over 18 million full-text articles from more than 15,000 scientific journals.
Read from thousands of the leading scholarly journals from SpringerNature, Elsevier, Wiley-Blackwell, Oxford University Press and more.
All the latest content is available, no embargo periods.
“Hi guys, I cannot tell you how much I love this resource. Incredible. I really believe you've hit the nail on the head with this site in regards to solving the research-purchase issue.”Daniel C.
“Whoa! It’s like Spotify but for academic articles.”@Phil_Robichaud
“I must say, @deepdyve is a fabulous solution to the independent researcher's problem of #access to #information.”@deepthiw
“My last article couldn't be possible without the platform @deepdyve that makes journal papers cheaper.”@JoseServera