Pengaruh Karakteristik Industri, Negara, dan Faktor Makroekonomi terhadap Tingkat Utang

Cynthia Afriani Utama, Ahja Haziqo

Abstract


The study investigates whether the level of financial leverage is affected by industry type (i.e. lodging or software industries), macroeconomic factors (measured by inflation rate and GDP per capita), and country characteristics. Generally, lodging firms are characterized by higher asset tangibility than software firms. Consequently, higher growth opportunities do not prevent  the firms to use more debt because asset tangibility can be used as a collateral of debt. The sample includes listed firms in the lodging and software industries and are from Indonesia, Malaysia, and Singapore. As previous studies, this study finds that growth opportunities negatively affect the level of financial leverage, but this negative effect weakens as the use of fixed assets (i.e., asset tangibility) increases. In addition, lodging firms have more leverage than the software firms. Further, the study finds that higher GDP per capita and lower inflation rate translate to lower use of debt.

Keywords


capital structure; lodging firms; software firms; tangibility; growth.



DOI: http://doi.org/10.33312/ijar.203

Refbacks

  • There are currently no refbacks.


-------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------

The Indonesian Journal of Accounting Research (IJAR)

Editorial Secretariat

Master of Science and Doctoral Programs
Faculty of Economics and Business, Gadjah Mada University

Jl. Nusantara, Bulaksumur Yogyakarta 55281
CP : Novita
Phone  : +62 812-2848-2829
Fax    : +62 274 524606
Website: http://ijar-iaikapd.or.id/
Email  : sekretariat@ijar-iaikapd.or.id

Marketing and Sales Office

Ikatan Akuntan Indonesia
Graha Akuntan, Jl. Sindanglaya No.1 Menteng, Jakarta Pusat 10310
CP : Reza Fauzi
Divisi Pelayanan, Keanggotaan dan Mitra IAI.
Grha Akuntan, Jl. Sindanglaya No.1, Menteng.
Telp.021-31904232 Ext.324/321

 

-------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------

ISSN 2086-6887 (Print)
ISSN 2655 - 1748 (online)

-------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------

Creative Commons License

This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivatives 4.0 International License.

 

----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------