This research provides empirical evidence on bank-firm relationships from firms’ role in discussing their dependence on banks from the perspectives of bank competition. Using a rich dataset of loans, we find that firms reduce their dependence on banks when banks operate in a more competitive environment. These effects are more pronounced when firms are financially distressed and constrained. Moreover, firms with active family control exhibit less dependence on lenders in a competitive environment. Our evidence provides specific strategies and self-consideration of borrowers and lenders.
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|出版狀態||已出版 - 2021|