Capital Structure Decision and Survival of Firms: A Dividend Approach
G Archa Sreekumar1, Rajiv Nair2 

1G .Archa Sreekumar, Student, Department of Management, Amrita Vishwa Vidyapeetham, Clappana P.O. , Kollam- 690525
2Mr. Rajiv Nair, Assistant Professor, Department of Management, Amrita Vishwa Vidyapeetham, Clappana P.O. , Kollam-690525
Manuscript received on 02 June 2019 | Revised Manuscript received on 10 June 2019 | Manuscript published on 30 June 2019 | PP: 81-86 | Volume-8 Issue-8, June 2019 | Retrieval Number: G5976058719/19©BEIESP
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Abstract: Capital structure decisions create a lot of challenges to the firms. One of the most important strategic decisions is to reach an integral mix of debt and equity, in-order to form an optimal capital structure. However the debt and the equity have a huge impact on the survival of the firm. The present literature provides a positive relation between the capital structure and the survival of the firm. The paper examines this association in an Indian context using a sample size of 50 companies in the manufacturing sector. The dividend of the firms is considered as the determinant for the survival of the firms. The results show that there is no relationship between the capital structure and the survival of the firms. There might be other factors which affect the capital structure of the firms.
Keyword: Capital structure decisions, survival of firms, optimal capital structure, debt-equity ratio, dividend.
Scope of the Article: Capital structure decisions