Market Share and Cash Policy: Evidence from Western European Companies

Frederiek Schoubben, Cynthia Van Hulle


This study analyses the impact of market share on corporate cash policy in a static as well as a dynamic framework. Using a panel data set of large firms in 14 European countries, we show that firms with high market share tend to have lower cash holdings. This relationship between market share and cash policy is most apparent when predation risk, measured using either the similarity of a firm’s technology with its industry rivals or market concentration, is high. These findings are robust for different estimation methods, different variables definitions, and for controlling for possible endogeneity between cash holdings and market share.

Full Text:



Copyright (c)

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

Copyright © Canadian Center of Science and Education

To make sure that you can receive messages from us, please add the '' domain to your e-mail 'safe list'. If you do not receive e-mail in your 'inbox', check your 'bulk mail' or 'junk mail' folders.