Vol. 5 No. 3 (2015): Vol 5, Iss 3, Year 2015
Articles

A study on working capital management of pharmaceutical industry in india

Vijayalakshmia V
Assistant Professor, Kovai Kalaimagal college of Arts and science, Narasipuram(po),Coimbatore, Tamilnadu, India.
Srividya M
Research Scholar, Kovai Kalaimagal college of Arts and science, Narasipuram(po),Coimbatore, Tamilnadu, India.
Published December 30, 2015
Keywords
  • technology, medicines, sophisticated, antibiotics, fragmented.
How to Cite
V, V., & M, S. (2015). A study on working capital management of pharmaceutical industry in india. Journal of Management and Science, 5(3), 248-269. https://doi.org/10.26524/jms.2015.21

Abstract

The Indian Pharmaceutical sector is highly fragmented with more than 20,000 registered units. It has expended drastically in the last two decades. The pharmaceutical and chemical industry in India is an extremely fragmented market with severe price competition and government price control. The Pharmaceutical Industry in India meets around 705 of the country‟s demand for bulk drugs, drug intermediates, pharmaceutical formulation, chemicals,
tablets, orals and injectibles. The Indian Pharmaceutical Industry is developing drastically every year. It is felt that there is the need to study the role of working capital on profitability of a Pharmaceutical company. Conventionally, it has been seen that if a company desires to take a greater risk for bigger profits and losses, it reduces the size of its working capital in relation to its sales. If it is interested in improving its liquidity, it increases the level of its working capital.
Hence an attempt has been made to analyze the working capital position of the industry with the help of mean, standard deviation, co-efficient of variation, multiple regression, and analysis of variance. The increase in working capital will improve the financial performance in future.

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