volume 35, issue 1, P152-174 2019
DOI: 10.1108/maj-12-2018-2118
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Estefanía Palazuelos, Ángel Herrero Crespo, Javier Montoya del Corte

Abstract: Purpose The purpose of this study is to develop an integrative model of credit granting to small- and medium-size enterprises (SMEs) incorporating the loan officers’ perceptual factors about SMEs (risk and trust) and accounting information (quality and usefulness). Moreover, the role of auditing on credit granting has been studied. Design/methodology/approach The structural equation modelling (SEM) approach is used to test the joint effect of explanatory variables. Empirical evidence is obtained from a ques…

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