A Note on Productivity Change in European Co-operative Banks: The Luenberger Indicator Approach
AbstractThis paper proposes a framework for benchmarking European co-operative banks and the rationalization of their operational activities. The analysis is based on the Luenberger productivity indicator. A key advantage of this method is that it allows for both input contraction and output expansion in determining relative efficiencies and productivity changes. Benchmarks are provided for improving the operations of those banks which perform worse than others. Several interesting and useful managerial insights and implications arise from the study. The general conclusion is that, between 1996 and 2003, productivity increased for the majority of European co-operative banks analyzed.
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Date of creation: 2006
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Europe; Co-operative banks; Luenberger productivity indicator.;
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- Carlos Pestana Barros & Nicolas Peypoch & Jonathan Williams, 2010. "A note on productivity change in European cooperative banks: the Luenberger indicator approach," International Review of Applied Economics, Taylor and Francis Journals, vol. 24(2), pages 137-147.
- G21 - Financial Economics - - Financial Institutions and Services - - - Banks; Other Depository Institutions; Micro Finance Institutions; Mortgages
- D24 - Microeconomics - - Production and Organizations - - - Production; Cost; Capital; Capital, Total Factor, and Multifactor Productivity; Capacity
This paper has been announced in the following NEP Reports:
- NEP-ALL-2007-01-06 (All new papers)
- NEP-BAN-2007-01-06 (Banking)
- NEP-BEC-2007-01-06 (Business Economics)
- NEP-EEC-2007-01-06 (European Economics)
- NEP-EFF-2007-01-06 (Efficiency & Productivity)
- NEP-INO-2007-01-06 (Innovation)
- NEP-LAB-2007-01-06 (Labour Economics)
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