Profitability and Working Capital Management: The Jordanian Case

Thair A. Kaddumi, Imad Z. Ramadan


This paper aims to assess the effect of working capital management (WCM) on the performance. Utilizing unbalanced data for a sample of 49 Jordanian Industrial corporations listed at Amman Stock Exchange - 2005 to 2009. Using two alternative measures of profitability as proxy for the performance and five proxies for the Working Capital Management, estimation of twenty models panel data cross-sectional time series have been tested employing two regression models; the Fixed-Effects Model and the Ordinary Least Squares Model. The findings of our study found to be significantly consistent with the view of the traditional working capital theory. The results suggest that working capital management and performance are positively correlated. The regression results also concluded that the Jordanian industrial firms follow a conservative investing policy and less aggressive financing policy in the working capital, and a well-efficient managing of the working capital can add value to the shareholders wealth.

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International Journal of Economics and Finance  ISSN  1916-971X (Print) ISSN  1916-9728 (Online)

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