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Risk perception and foreign exchange risk management in microfinance

Priberny, Christopher and Dorfleitner, Gregor (2013) Risk perception and foreign exchange risk management in microfinance. Journal of Management and Sustainability 3 (2), pp. 68-78.

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We study the perception of risks in the funding of microfinance institutions. A survey addressed to microfinance institutions and their funding organizations reveals that several risk types, among them foreign exchange (FX) risk, are not considered to be as important as reported in the relevant literature. We obtain further insights into the FX risk management of microfinance actors and reveal that many FX risk mitigation strategies and hedging tools are rarely used in practice.

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Item type:Article
Date:27 February 2013
Institutions:Business, Economics and Information Systems > Institut für Betriebswirtschaftslehre > Lehrstuhl für Finanzierung (Prof. Dr. Gregor Dorfleitner)
Projects:DFG Projekt AR 530/1-1 "Ökonomische Analyse der Refinanzierung von Mikrokreditvergabe", Open Access Publizieren (DFG)
Interdisciplinary Subject Network:Immobilien- und Kapitalmärkte
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Keywords:sustainable finance, microfinance, FX risk, risk management, survey
Dewey Decimal Classification:300 Social sciences > 330 Economics
Refereed:Yes, this version has been refereed
Created at the University of Regensburg:Yes
Item ID:19650
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