An Empirical Analysis of Bank Mergers and Cost Efficiency in Taiwan

An Empirical Analysis of Bank Mergers and Cost Efficiency in Taiwan This study compiled input and output panel data of 46 commercial banks in Taiwan during the period from 1997 to 1999 and used the two-stage method to evaluate the effects of bank mergers on bank efficiency. Generally speaking, a bank’s cost efficiency would be improved if the bank mergers happened between banks with different culture backgrounds. On the other hand, if the mergers happened between homogeneous banks, there would be little financial innovation and the cost efficiency would be unsubstantially improved. Another finding is that small banks have superior performance than larger banks in Taiwan. Also, efficiency would seem to dictate against merger mania. http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png Small Business Economics Springer Journals

An Empirical Analysis of Bank Mergers and Cost Efficiency in Taiwan

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Publisher
Kluwer Academic Publishers
Copyright
Copyright © 2005 by Springer
Subject
Business and Management; Management; Microeconomics; Entrepreneurship; Industrial Organization
ISSN
0921-898X
eISSN
1573-0913
D.O.I.
10.1007/s11187-003-6451-y
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Abstract

This study compiled input and output panel data of 46 commercial banks in Taiwan during the period from 1997 to 1999 and used the two-stage method to evaluate the effects of bank mergers on bank efficiency. Generally speaking, a bank’s cost efficiency would be improved if the bank mergers happened between banks with different culture backgrounds. On the other hand, if the mergers happened between homogeneous banks, there would be little financial innovation and the cost efficiency would be unsubstantially improved. Another finding is that small banks have superior performance than larger banks in Taiwan. Also, efficiency would seem to dictate against merger mania.

Journal

Small Business EconomicsSpringer Journals

Published: Jul 29, 2003

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