Productivity growth and biased technological change : Credit banks in Japan

Barros, Carlos Pestana, Managi, Shunsuke, & Matousek, Roman (2009) Productivity growth and biased technological change : Credit banks in Japan. Journal of International Financial Markets, Institutions and Money, 19(5), pp. 924-936.

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This paper investigates the productivity change of Japanese credit banks with a Malmquist index and the input technological bias during 2000-2006. Our results indicate that the traditional growth accounting method, which assumes Hicks neutral technological change, is not appropriate for analyzing changes in productivity. Our analysis unambiguously shows that management of Shinkin banks has to be improved. These must be based on the improvement of technical efficiency and/or technological change, emulating the procedures of the best-practice banks, i.e., those banks with Malmquist productivity scores higher than one and simultaneously with technical efficiency and technological change higher than one.

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ID Code: 75482
Item Type: Journal Article
Refereed: Yes
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Keywords: Credit banks; Japan; Productivity; Technological change
DOI: 10.1016/j.intfin.2009.07.006
ISSN: 1873-0612 (online) 1042-4431 (print)
Subjects: Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > ECONOMICS (140000) > APPLIED ECONOMICS (140200)
Divisions: Current > QUT Faculties and Divisions > QUT Business School
Current > Schools > School of Economics & Finance
Copyright Owner: Crown Copyright 2009 Published by Elsevier B.V. All rights
Deposited On: 25 Aug 2014 01:07
Last Modified: 26 Aug 2014 02:12

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