Macroeconomic Determinants of Working Capital: A Comparison between Industries in Borsa Istanbul (BIST)
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This paper aims to analyze the effects of macroeconomic indicators on working capitals of main metal commodities, food, chemistry, textile, and technology sectors and make a comparison between those sectors. Within this scope, at what level gross domestic product, industrial production index, consumer price index, exchange rates, interest rate and supply of money affected the working capital elements of sectors (current assets/total assets, accounts receivable turnover, inventory turnover, cash conversion cycle and current ratio) in the 2003-2013 term was analyzed by using the methods of panel data (panel unit root, panel cointegration and estimation of long-term coefficients). Results indicate a relation for long-term cointegration between macroeconomic indicators and the designed models, except the cash conversion cycle model. Our findings show that macroeconomic indicators have an effect on levels of working capital.