Determinants of investment in the manufacturing sector in Turkey
This dissertation focuses on the determinants of investment in Turkish manufacturing sector. it gives a detailed framework and complementary analysis of the determinants of investment in Turkish manufacturing sector. First i examine the financing constraints hypothesis for the manufacturing sector. The financing constraints have a controversial place in the current literature and for Turkey there has been a limited literature in this field even-though the relation between financing constraints and investment has traditionally had a special place in investment studies. Second i analyze the relation between cash holding or staying liquidity and investment as well as the effect of cash holdings on investment. Third i examine the effect of profitability on investment for Turkish manufacturing sector. Fourth i review the effect of free cash flow on investment. i use free cash flows to examine the relationship between underinvestment and financing constraints. i also investigate the effect of different institutional aspects of investment such as holding structures and TUSiAD membership. This dissertation offers a detailed contribution to the understanding of investment behavior of publicly held firms in the manufacturing sector in Turkey. Moreover this dissertation gives a comprehensive framework for measuring financing constraints for investment decisions. Finally this dissertation makes a significant contribution to linking the conditions of financing constraints and underinvestment.
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