Internationalization and Capital Structure: Evidence from Malaysian Manufacturing Firms

Mohamed Shikh Albaity, Arison Ho Sel Chuan


This paper attempts to examine the determinants of capital structure for internationalized manufacturing firms that are listed on Bursa Malaysia. Firm-related characteristic variables namely internationalization, firm size, profitability, company growth and tangibility over period 2007-2011 are tested their relationship with debt ratio of firms by using panel data Fixed Effects Model. The results showed that firm size and tangibility are significantly positively related with debt ratio while internationalization, profitability and company growth are significantly inversely related with debt ratio. The findings indicate that the static trade-off theory, pecking-order theory and agency theory are pertinent in Malaysia situation.

Full Text:



Copyright (c)

Asian Journal of Finance & Accounting ISSN 1946-052X


Copyright © Macrothink Institute


To make sure that you can receive messages from us, please add the '' domain to your e-mail 'safe list'. If you do not receive e-mail in your 'inbox', check your 'bulk mail' or 'junk mail' folders.