American Journal of Economics and Business Administration

The Impact of the Greek Economic Crisis on the Greek Construction Companies. Back to Basics: tHe Statistical Cost Accounting Model

Eriotis Nikolaos, Kalantonis Petros, Papadopoulou Eleni, Poutos Evangelos and Vasiliou Dimitrios

DOI : 10.3844/ajebasp.2013.168.174

American Journal of Economics and Business Administration

Volume 5, Issue 4

Pages 168-174

Abstract

This study applies to the statistical cost accounting model to capture the impact of the Greek economic crisis on the returns of the Greek construction sector using the published financial statements of the construction firms listed on the Athens Exchange during 2005-2011. The evidence from our analysis suggests that the construction sector has been affected by the Greek crisis since there is a great decrease of the construction activities. According to our results, our findings support the theoretical model and reveals that there is a negative impact on the earnings due to the underemployment of the fixed assets. Additionally, we find that the cash and cash equivalent items do not actually help our sample firms to produce profit and the most expensive item of the balance sheet is the non financial short term liabilities.

Copyright

© 2013 Eriotis Nikolaos, Kalantonis Petros, Papadopoulou Eleni, Poutos Evangelos and Vasiliou Dimitrios. This is an open access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original author and source are credited.