Corporate Performance

A Ratio-Based Approach to Country and Industry Analyses

  • Julia Koralun-Bereźnicka

Part of the Contributions to Management Science book series (MANAGEMENT SC.)

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About this book


This book presents the comparative evaluation of international and industrial factors affecting the financial condition of enterprises. In the theoretical part, the results of previous research on the occurrence of the country and industry effect in the financial health of companies are reviewed. The aim of the empirical study is to determine such factors – national or industrial ones – that have a greater impact on the corporate performance in the selected European Union countries. Corporate performance is measured and described with the use of a large set of fundamental ratios. Corporate performance is therefore treated as a more complex matter influenced by such aspects as profitability, liquidity, working capital and solvency. The book especially analyses the importance of non-public companies of all sizes, which is also rare as current research focuses mainly on public companies due to the data constraints.  ​


Comparative cluster analysis Corporate performance Cross-section analysis European Union Financial ratios Industry effects Non-financial ratios

Authors and affiliations

  • Julia Koralun-Bereźnicka
    • 1
  1. 1., University of GdańskFaculty of ManagementSopotPoland

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer International Publishing Switzerland 2013
  • Publisher Name Springer, Heidelberg
  • eBook Packages Business and Economics
  • Print ISBN 978-3-319-00344-3
  • Online ISBN 978-3-319-00345-0
  • Series Print ISSN 1431-1941
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