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Investment Behavior in the United States Textile Industry
- Winn, Marilyn, Dardis, Rachel
- Textile research journal 1970 v.40 no.9 pp. 826-832
- fabrics, textile fibers, textile industry, time series analysis, United States
- Investment behavior in the United States textile industry in the postwar period was examined. In addition to the influence of liquidity restraints, the two main components of investment—investment for expansion and investment for replacement or modernization—were considered. Both cross-section and time series data were utilized. The results for time series data confirmed the hypothesis that capital-labor substitution was an important determinant of investment. Result for both cross-section and time series analyses indicated that depreciation expense, either by itself or in conjunc tion with cash flow, had a significant influence on investment. The importance of liquidity constraints indicates that government policies affecting the availability of funds to the textile industry are likely to have a significant im pact on investment decisions.