Impact of Financial Characteristics on Future Corporate Risk-Taking Behavior

Document Type : Research Paper


1 Faculty of Mechanical Engineering, University of Belgrade, Kraljice Marije 16, 11120 Beograd, Serbia

2 Department of accounting, Faculty of Management, Islamic Azad University, Farmahin ,Iran



Organizational risk is often defined as a change in the flow of profit, or as a sys-tematic or non-systematic changes in the stock return flow. The risk taking of management is conceptualized as the actual investment decisions that are indictors due to uncertainty results. The purpose of this study is to investigate the effect of financial characteristics on future corporate risk taking behavior. After designing the indicators for assessing financial characteristics, the transaction data were collected from the Stock Exchange in the five-year period of 2011-2015. A sample of 111 companies was selected by sampling method based on the Cochran formula, which resulted in a total of 555 year-firm observations. In this study, linear regression and correlation were used to investigate the hypothesis, and for analyzing data and hypothesis testing, we used Eviews software. What can be said in the summing-up and conclusion of the general test of research hypotheses is that the disproportionate changes in sales costs, advertising costs, rental costs, liquidity, financial leverage, and disproportionate changes in capital costs have a positive impact on future corporate risk taking behavior. In addition, other results indicate a negative impact of disproportionate changes in sales growth, inventory, liquidity, and asset turnover on future corporate risk-taking behavior. The results obtained in this paper are consistent with the documentation referenced in the research's theoretical framework and financial literature..


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Volume 5, Issue 2
April 2020
Pages 129-147
  • Receive Date: 06 March 2018
  • Revise Date: 28 February 2019
  • Accept Date: 04 March 2019
  • First Publish Date: 01 April 2020