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The Eficiency Effects of Bank Mergers and Acquisitions in a Developing Economy: Evidence from Malaysia

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  • Sufian, F.

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This paper utilises the non-parametric frontier approach, Data Envelopment Analysis (DEA), to analyse the technical and scale efficiency of domestic incorporated Malaysian commercial banks during the merger year, pre-and post merger period. We found that Malaysian banks have exhibit a commendable overall efficiency level of 95.9% during 1998-2003 hence suggesting minimal input waste of 4.1%. Our results suggest that the merger programme was successful, particularly for the small and medium size banks, which have benefited the most from the merger and expansion via economies of scale. On the other hand our results suggest that the larger banks should shrink to benefit from scale advantages. Decision-makers hence ought to be more cautious in promoting mergers as a means to enjoying efficiency gains.

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Article provided by Euro-American Association of Economic Development in its journal International Journal of Applied Econometrics and Quantitative Studies .

Volume (Year): 1 (2004)
Issue (Month): 4 ()
Pages: 53-74

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Keywords: Finance and Banking; Mergers; Efficiency Change; Data Envelopment Analysis; Malaysia;

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  1. Paul W. Bauer & Allen N. Berger & Gary D. Ferrier & David B. Humphrey, 1997. "Consistency conditions for regulatory analysis of financial institutions: a comparison of frontier efficiency methods," Finance and Economics Discussion Series 1997-50, Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System (U.S.).
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Cited by:
  1. Rashid Ameer, 2008. "Product market competition, regulation and dividend payout policy of Malaysian banks," Journal of Financial Regulation and Compliance, Emerald Group Publishing, vol. 16(4), pages 318-334, November.
  2. Wahidudin, Ahmad Nazri, 2010. "Technical Efficiency of Commercial Banks in Malaysia: An Application of Window Data Envelopment Analysis," MPRA Paper 45136, University Library of Munich, Germany.

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