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The Relationship between Working Capital Management and Profitability: A Vietnam Case

International Research Journal of Finance and Economics ISSN Issue 01/2010; 49:1450-2887.

ABSTRACT The working capital management plays an important role for success or failure of firm in business because of its effect on firm's profitability as well on liquidity. The study is based on secondary data collected from listed firms in Vietnam stock market for the period of 2006-2008 with an attempt to investigate the relationship existing between profitability, the cash conversion cycle and its components for listed firms in Vietnam stock market. Our finding shows that there is a strong negative relationship between profitability, measured through gross operating profit, and the cash conversion cycle. This means that as the cash conversion cycle increases, it will lead to declining of profitability of firm. Therefore, the managers can create a positive value for the shareholders by handling the adequate cash conversion cycle and keeping each different component to an optimum level.

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