Uniwersytet Technologiczno-Humanistyczny, Radom, Poland
Warsaw University of Technology, Poland
In this paper we study the relationships between the age of the road transportation companies registered in Poland in a period between 2013 and 2017 and their performance. The sample for this study is obtained from Emerging Markets Information Service and comprise 8,723 observations relating to 2,367 road transportation companies. We chose the growth of sales and the profitability ratios, namely return on equity (ROE) and return on assets (ROA) as proxies for the performance of studied companies. We employ in our research Kendall tau-b and Spearman rho coefficients. The obtained empirical results indicate a negative and statistically significant relationships between the age of studied companies and their growth of sales and the profitability. For business practitioners it means that younger road transportation companies outperform their older peers, in terms of both: the growth of sales and the profitability. Very low p-values confirm our results are robust. The paper ends with managerial implication and advantages following from the applied analysis, limitations of the study and indications for further research.
Key words: age, performance, growth, profitability, road transportation
Last Update: November 26, 2020