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Cost Efficiency Affects Sustainable Operations

Chun-Ying Chen, Chun-Hung Chen and Ai-Chi Hsu
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Chun-Ying Chen: School of Accounting and Finance, Xiamen University Tan Kah Kee College, Zhangzhou, Taiwan
Chun-Hung Chen: Department of Finance, National Yunlin University of Science and Technology, Yunlin, Taiwan,
Ai-Chi Hsu: Department of Finance, National Yunlin University of Science and Technology, Yunlin, Taiwan

International Journal of Economics and Financial Issues, 2018, vol. 8, issue 1, 90-92

Abstract: This study adopted a cost efficiency model to assess the operational efficiency of the banking industry in Taiwan. Empirical results show that the Bank of Taiwan, Taiwan Cooperative Bank, and First Commercial Bank have higher operational efficiency than the other banks. Banks with relatively low operational efficiency include Taipei Star Bank, the Enterprise Bank of Hualien, which was merged into the CTBC Bank, and the ABN AMRO-acquired Taitung Business Bank, which together with ABN AMRO’s other business in Taiwan, was later acquired by the Australia and New Zealand Banking Group (ANZ) and renamed ANZ Bank (Taiwan). These findings show that banks with low operational efficiency are unable to maintain sustainable operations.

Keywords: Operational efficiency; cost efficiency; data envelopment analysis (search for similar items in EconPapers)
JEL-codes: C1 G1 J3 (search for similar items in EconPapers)
Date: 2018
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