The Effect of Working Capital Management on the Profitability of Firms: An Inter-Industry Analysis.
Saha, Deeposhree (2013) The Effect of Working Capital Management on the Profitability of Firms: An Inter-Industry Analysis. [Dissertation (University of Nottingham only)] (Unpublished)
The manufacturing sector is one of the important business sectors of the United Kingdom. This study is designed to compare the Profitability and Working Capital position of four different manufacturing industries namely the Pharmaceutical Industry, the Food Industry, the Chemical Industry and the Electronic and Electrical equipment Industry. To see to what extent the working capital management affects the profitability- 96 firms across the four industries for a time span of four years (2009-2012 were chosen. Ratio Analysis, Correlation Matrix and Panel Data Regression Analysis have been used to show correlation between Profitability and Working Capital position of firms and the impact of the working capital components and profitability.
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