The Management of Working Capital in an International Company

  • Douglas Wood
  • James Byrne


The underlying objective of a cash management programme is to ensure that the pattern of cash balance employed by a given company is justifiable in terms of overall profitability. In effect, this simply means that if cash-using activities are charged for the use of that cash at a rate which approximates to the current cost of capital to the company (including exchange cover) and activities which are (or could be) cash-generating are credited at a similar rate for their provision of cash, no greater profitability could be secured by rearranging cash balances.


Cash Flow Balance Sheet Transfer Price Working Capital Cash Balance 
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© Douglas Wood and James Byrne 1981

Authors and Affiliations

  • Douglas Wood
    • 1
  • James Byrne
    • 1
  1. 1.International Centre for Banking and FinanceManchester Business SchoolUK

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