Has minority foreign investment in China's banks improved their cost efficiency?

Laurenceson, J. and Qin, F. (2008) Has minority foreign investment in China's banks improved their cost efficiency?. China & World Economy, 16 3: 57-74. doi:10.1111/j.1749-124X.2008.00114.x

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Author Laurenceson, J.
Qin, F.
Title Has minority foreign investment in China's banks improved their cost efficiency?
Journal name China & World Economy   Check publisher's open access policy
ISSN 1671-2234
Publication date 2008
Sub-type Article (original research)
DOI 10.1111/j.1749-124X.2008.00114.x
Open Access Status
Volume 16
Issue 3
Start page 57
End page 74
Total pages 18
Editor Y. Yu
Place of publication London, U.K.
Publisher Wiley-Blackwell Publishing
Collection year 2009
Language eng
Subject 140209 Industry Economics and Industrial Organisation
910404 Productivity (excl. Public Sector)
Abstract Since 2001, foreign investors have been permitted to acquire minority ownership stakes in China's banks. This paper assesses whether there is any evidence of a cost efficiency payoff in those banks that have taken on foreign investment. Data envelopment analysis is first used to generate measures of cost efficiency for China's banks over the period 2001—2006. A second stage regression is then performed to determine whether foreign investment has an impact on cost efficiency. The results indicate a positive relationship, although one that is not statistically significant. Policy implications are discussed. ©2008 Institute of World Economics and Politics, Chinese Academy of Social Sciences.
Keyword Banking
Cost efficiency
Foreign investment
Q-Index Code C1
Q-Index Status Confirmed Code

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