Determinants of Capital Structure of High Potential Enterprises of Korea

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  • Guahk, Seyoung (Dept. of Business Administration College of Economics and Business Administration Cheongju University)
  • 곽세영 (청주대학교 경상대학 경영학과)
  • Received : 2017.10.23
  • Accepted : 2017.12.20
  • Published : 2017.12.28


Although numerous theoretical and empirical studies on the capital structure have been performed, the studies on the capital structure of the high potential enterprises have not been worked. This paper performed empirical analyses for the first time to find out the determinants of capital structure of the high potential enterprises of Korea using the financial data of the manufacturing high potential enterprises listed on the Korea Exchange and KOSDAQ during 2010~2016. The results of regression analyses with debt ratio as dependent variable and profitability, firm size, asset tangibility and non-debt tax shield as independent variables show that the coefficients were relatively significant. The variables of the profitability and the tangibility were found to have positive relationship with the debt ratio. The non-debt tax shield were found to have in general positive relation with the leverage.


Supported by : 청주대학교


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