Capital subsidization is a widespread instrument of regional and industrial policy in Europe. A number of recent works have examined the influence of capital subsidization on the total factor productivity of recipient sectors and firms, and have provided strong evidence of neutral or even negative effects. The present study examines the effect of capital subsidization on four dimensions of the financial performance of firms, that is efficiency, profitability, capital structure, and growth, and provides evidence that capital subsidization affects solely firm growth.
Tzelepis, D. and Skuras, D. (2004), "The effects of regional capital subsidies on firm performance: an empirical study", Journal of Small Business and Enterprise Development, Vol. 11 No. 1, pp. 121-129. https://doi.org/10.1108/14626000410519155Download as .RIS
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