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Stock Liquidity and SMEs’ Likelihood of Bankruptcy: Evidence from the US Market

El Kalak, Izidin, Azevedo, Alcino, Hudson, Robert, Karim, Mohamad (2017) Stock Liquidity and SMEs’ Likelihood of Bankruptcy: Evidence from the US Market. Research in International Business and Finance, 42 . pp. 1383-1393. ISSN 0275-5319. (doi:10.1016/j.ribaf.2017.07.077)

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We study the association between the stock liquidity of SMEs in the US and their likelihood of bankruptcy, using a data set that comprises information on 5,075 firms over the time period from 1984 to 2013 using the hazard model of Campbell et al. (2008). We find that less liquid stocks are associated with higher probability of bankruptcy, although there is substantial heterogeneity across industries regarding the predictive power of the liquidity measure on the likelihood of bankruptcy. Furthermore, the exchange where the SMEs are listed also affects the likelihood of bankruptcy. Classification performance tests conclude that adding a liquidity measure variable to the Campbell (2008) model improves its predictive power.

Item Type: Article
DOI/Identification number: 10.1016/j.ribaf.2017.07.077
Uncontrolled keywords: Market Liquidity; Liquidity Measures; Bankruptcy; Hazard Model
Subjects: H Social Sciences > HG Finance
Divisions: Faculties > Social Sciences > Kent Business School > Accounting and Finance
Depositing User: Izidin El Kalak
Date Deposited: 26 Jul 2017 14:18 UTC
Last Modified: 12 Jul 2019 15:10 UTC
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