Which firms use Islamic financing?
Minhat, Marizah; Dzolkarnaini, Nazam
This study explores to what extent the Islamic financing instruments are used by non-financial firms and whether profitability influences such financing choice. Based on a panel data of firms from fourteen developing countries for the 2005-2009 period, we find that Islamic financing contributes a significant share of the firms’ capital structures. Less profitable firms are found more likely to use debt than equity in which case Islamic instruments were preferred over conventional debt. The finding suggests that Islamic financing does benefit less profitable firms, which is consistent with the agency cost perspective.
Minhat, M., & Dzolkarnaini, N. (2017). Which firms use Islamic financing?. Economics Letters, 150, 15-17. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.econlet.2016.10.036
|Journal Article Type||Article|
|Acceptance Date||Sep 26, 2016|
|Online Publication Date||Oct 27, 2016|
|Deposit Date||Oct 3, 2016|
|Publicly Available Date||Apr 28, 2018|
|Peer Reviewed||Peer Reviewed|
|Keywords||Islamic finance, capital structure, agency cost,|
Which firms use Islamic funding?
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