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CAPITAL STRUCTURE AND DYNAMIC PERFORMANCE: EVIDENCE FROM ASEAN-5 BANKS

Mohammad Nourani (), Irene Wei Kiong Ting (), Wen-Min Lu () and Qian Long Kweh ()
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Irene Wei Kiong Ting: Faculty of Industrial Management, Universiti Malaysia Pahang, Lebuhraya Tun Razak, 26600 Gambang, Kuantan Pahang, Malaysia
Wen-Min Lu: Department of Financial Management, National Defense University, No. 70, Sec. 2, Zhongyang North Rd. Beitou, Taipei 112, Taiwan
Qian Long Kweh: Faculty of Management, Canadian University Dubai, P. O. Box 117781, 1st Interchange, Sheikh Zayed Road, Dubai, United Arab Emirates

The Singapore Economic Review (SER), 2019, vol. 64, issue 03, 495-516

Abstract: In today’s dynamic economy, banks should focus on improving their dynamic performance to stay competitive. Using a dataset for the period 2007–2013, this paper evaluates the dynamic performance of ASEAN-5 banks through a data envelopment analysis (DEA) model, called the dynamic slacks-based measure (DSBM) model. The DEA results indicate that banks in Malaysia perform better than those in Singapore, Thailand, Indonesia and the Philippines. Frontier projections through DEA indicate that banks in the ASEAN-5 countries underutilize their long-term assets, resulting in inefficiencies. Furthermore, this study finds that capital structure as a whole is positively related to bank performance.

Keywords: OR in banking; data envelopment analysis; dynamic slacks-based measure; bank performance; capital structure (search for similar items in EconPapers)
Date: 2019
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