Survey of Corporate Financial Behavior of Indian MNCs

Anu Kohli, Jitendra Kumar Sharma


This paper attempts to capture the similarities and differences in the corporate financial behavior of Indian MNCs.  The primary information has been collected through responses of senior financial executives of identified Indian MNCs on a questionnaire developed on well-known Duke Special Survey on Corporate Financial Policies (Graham & Harvey, 2001) with addition of twelve questions to comprehensively cover various aspects of corporate financial practices by Indian MNCs. Though results indicate similarities to a large extent in investment, financing, management control and dividend practices but significant differences are also observed in practices. The results support previous studies in corporate financial behavior of companies exhibiting differences in their practices due to their size and industry characteristics. It further extends to identifying differences in their behavior attributable to differences in multi-nationality rank, number of foreign subsidiaries and foreign equity holdings.

Keywords: Corporate financial behavior, MNC finance 

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