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An Analysis Of Technical Progress And Efficiency In Malaysian Commercial Banks Before Mergers


  • Shazali Abu Mansor
  • Alias Radam
  • Muzafar Shah Habibullah


This study attempts to measure the productivity of the banking industry by employing the nonparametric malmquist index approach. The finding has shown that there is a decline in productivity growth in the banking industry. Like the manufacturing sector, the future growth of this industry would depend on its ability to compete efficiently. Being able to provide service in an efficient way would be an important source of comparative advantage in the era of globalization. The results also suggest that the technical efficiency rather than technical progress contributes to the overall productivity growth of the industry.

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  • Shazali Abu Mansor & Alias Radam & Muzafar Shah Habibullah, 2006. "An Analysis Of Technical Progress And Efficiency In Malaysian Commercial Banks Before Mergers," The IUP Journal of Bank Management, IUP Publications, vol. 0(2), pages 36-47, May.
  • Handle: RePEc:icf:icfjbm:v:5:y:2006:i:2:p:36-47

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    1. Alias Radam & A H Baharom & A M Dayang-Affizzah & Farhana Ismail, 2009. "Effect of Mergers on Efficiency and Productivity: Some Evidence for Banks in Malaysia," The IUP Journal of Bank Management, IUP Publications, vol. 0(1), pages 31-46, February.

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