Three Corporate Finance Practices in Pakistan: A Review of Previous Studies and Way Forward

Umar Farooq, Bilal Haider Subhani
2021 Journal of Finance and Accounting Research  
This study reviews the empirical studies arranged on Pakistani capital market and specifies the pattern of three corporate finance practices. The subject of corporate finance discusses the various activities performed at firm level such as capital budgeting, capital structure, and dividend payout policy. The capital budgeting technique consists of six methods i.e., net present value, discounted cash flow, payback period, and internal rate of return etc. but Pakistani firms often interested in
more » ... t present value and internal rate of return for capital investment evaluation. Similarly, the capital structure decision carries the debate on two options of financing i.e., debt financing and equity financing but literature shows that the Pakistani firms generally follow the pecking order theory and prefer more debt financing. Similarly, as for concern dividend payout policy, literature discusses the different theories and determinants but still unable to generalize the dividend payout trend specifically in Pakistani context. Corporate managers and policymakers can use the conclusion for strategic purposes.
doi:10.32350/jfar.0301.04 fatcat:pezgrm46sbgt5kenxnpzc4qdgi