Impacts of Profitability and Financial Leverage on Firm’s Capital Structure

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Impacts of Profitability and Financial Leverage on Firm’s Capital Structure
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Table of Content
Impacts of Profitability and Financial Leverage on Firm’s Capital Structure 1
Declaration 2
Acknowledgements 3
Abstract 4
Chapter I 7
INTRODUCTION 7
Research Hypothesis 11
Research Question 12
Research Aims and Objectives 12
General Research Methods 12
Research Approaches 12
Research Strategies 12
Research analysis 13
Validity and Reliability of Results 13
Limitations of Research Work 13
Research Outline 14
Chapter Summary 15
Chapter II 15
REVIEW OF LITERATURE 15
Introduction 15
What are Capital Structure and Cost of Capital? 16
Components of Capital Structure 18
Debt Financing 18
Long Term Debt 18
Short Term Debt 19
Equity Financing 19
Measuring Profitability 20
Literal Revelations about the Relationship between Firm’s Profitability and its Capital Structure 21
Chapter Summary 25
Chapter III 25
RESEARCH METHODS 25
Introduction 25
Research Philosophy 25
Approaches for Data Collection 26
Research Approaches 26
Research Strategies 27
Resources of Data Collections 27
Research analysis 27
Data Analysis Techniques 27
Treatment of Data 27
Validity and Reliability of Results 28
Correlation Coefficient 29
Data and Sampling 30
Source of Data 30
The Sample 30
Variable Description 31
Dependent and Independent Variables 31
Capital Structure 31
Profitability
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