Failure processes of old manufacturing firms in different European countries

  • Published July 14, 2016
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    Volume 13 2016, Issue #2 (cont. 2) , pp. 310-321

This study aims to detect failure processes on the example of old bankrupted European manufacturing firms. Two study designs are applied, namely the original six variables from Laitinen’s (1991) model and an extended dataset with eleven variables for a five-year timespan before declared bankruptcy. On both occasions, two different failure processes are detected which indicate elements of either quickly or gradually failing firms. Clear contingencies between detected processes and firms’ countries of origin exist. There is some evidence that firms of different sizes follow varying failure processes, but this does not apply when discriminating between exporters and non-exporters

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