Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item:
Title: Corporate behaviours towards foreign exchange risk management Practices: an investigative study in Indian scenario
Authors: Debasish, Sathya Swoop
Das, Bhagaban
Jariya, Inun, A.M
Keywords: Foreign Exchange
Financial Derivatives
Factor Analysis
Issue Date:  10
Publisher: Faculty of Management and Commerce South Eastern University of Sri Lanka Oluvil # 32360 Sri Lanka
Citation: Journal of management. Volume V. No. 1. pp 73-86. October 2009
Abstract: Indian economy in the post-liberalisation era has witnessed increasing awareness of the need for introduction of various risk management products to enable hedging against market risk in a cost effective way. This industry-wide, cross-sectional study concentrates on recent foreign exchange risk management practices and derivatives product usage by large nonbanking Indian-based firms. The study is exploratory in nature and aims at an understanding the risk appetite and FERM (Foreign Exchange Risk Management) practices of Indian corporate enterprises. This study focuses on the activity of end-users of financial derivatives and is confined to 501 non-banking corporate enterprises. A combination of simple random and judgement sampling was used for selecting the corporate enterprises and the major statistical tools used were Correlation and Factor analysis. The factor analysis finds that there are three derived factors of non-usage of derivative products namely, Perceptual Issues, Technical & policy factor and Pricing & Cost considerations. Further, the correlation analysis reveals positive relation between the nine variables representing the reasons as nonusage of derivatives by Indian corporates. The study finds wide usage of derivative products for risk management and the prime reason of hedging is reduction in volatility of cash flows. VAR (Value-at-Risk) technique was found to be the preferred method of risk evaluation by maximum number of Indian corporate. Further, in terms of the external techniques for risk hedging, the preference is mostly in favour of forward contracts, followed by swaps and cross-currency options This article throws light on various concerns of Indian firms regarding derivative usage and reasons for non-usage, apart form techniques of risk hedging, risk evaluation methods adopted, risk management policy and types of derivatives used.
ISSN: 1391-8230
Appears in Collections:Volume 5. Issue.1

Files in This Item:
File Description SizeFormat 
JOURNAL 2009-73.pdf654.07 kBAdobe PDFThumbnail

Items in DSpace are protected by copyright, with all rights reserved, unless otherwise indicated.