Dynamics of corporate dividend policy under hyperinflation and dollarization: A quantile regression approach

Abstract:

Zimbabwe experienced hyperinflation (2000-2008) followed by dollarization from 2009 onwards which had implications on dividend policy. In this context, this study isolates the main determinants and examines their behaviour across the distribution of dividend policy.

The study employs quantile regression analysis and a sample of 30 firms listed on the Zimbabwe Stock Exchange (ZSE), covering the period 2000 to 2016. The fixed effects (FE) analysis is applied as a base model.

The most robust determinants are ownership structure, earnings per share (EPS) and taxation. In our context, results are more informative, than those based on FE analysis by showing the change in the impact of each explanatory variable across the distribution. EPS has a positive and significant impact on dividend policy throughout the distribution in both sample periods. Its effect increases in magnitude as firms move from low to high quantiles.

The other variables are useful in explaining dividend policy at selected points of the distribution. Thus, there is clear heterogeneity in the determinants of dividend policy.

Research limitations/implications:

The study shows the importance of developing a dividend policy by focusing on the firm's position on distribution. A dividend policy should be developed because of the earnings.

The potential of the firm, ownership concentration and perceived changes in fiscal policy. A well-designed policy should have a differentiated approach to influencing corporate dividends.

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APA

Strike, M (2024). Dynamics of corporate dividend policy under hyperinflation and dollarization: A quantile regression approach. Afribary. Retrieved from https://afribary.com/works/dynamics-of-corporate-dividend-policy-under-hyperinflation-and-dollarization-a-quantile-regression-approach

MLA 8th

Strike, Mbulawa "Dynamics of corporate dividend policy under hyperinflation and dollarization: A quantile regression approach" Afribary. Afribary, 30 Mar. 2024, https://afribary.com/works/dynamics-of-corporate-dividend-policy-under-hyperinflation-and-dollarization-a-quantile-regression-approach. Accessed 30 May. 2024.

MLA7

Strike, Mbulawa . "Dynamics of corporate dividend policy under hyperinflation and dollarization: A quantile regression approach". Afribary, Afribary, 30 Mar. 2024. Web. 30 May. 2024. < https://afribary.com/works/dynamics-of-corporate-dividend-policy-under-hyperinflation-and-dollarization-a-quantile-regression-approach >.

Chicago

Strike, Mbulawa . "Dynamics of corporate dividend policy under hyperinflation and dollarization: A quantile regression approach" Afribary (2024). Accessed May 30, 2024. https://afribary.com/works/dynamics-of-corporate-dividend-policy-under-hyperinflation-and-dollarization-a-quantile-regression-approach