The Relationship Between Capital Structure and Ownership Structure

Document Type : Research Paper



This research studies the relationship between capital structure and ownership arrangements in companies listed in Tehran Stock Exchange in a descriptive-correlative inquiry. Using panel data method, four models have been devised for hypotheses testing in a sample consisting of 90 selected firms within 1382-87. The findings are indicative of an inverse significant relationship between capital structure and ownership arrangements. The relationship may reduce agency costs as institutional investors play a substantial role in transferring information and influencing the firm value. In this relationship, while it is not clear that the capital structure is the source of change in the ownership arrangements or vice versa, it seems necessary for investors and creditors to consider both of them in their decisions, concerning investment in the firm.


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