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The Strategic Implications of Asset and Liability Allocation in the Turkish Banking Industry

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  • Cenktan Ozyildirim
  • Begumhan Ozdincer

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This study aims to analyze whether banks' deviation from the mainstream in terms of asset and liability allocation enables them to perform better than their competition. Overall, deviation in the liability structure seems to have a significant impact on performance. In a second regression, the results obtained from the analysis of liability allocation are further examined by focusing on the effects of the deposit base on bank performance. Our analysis brings out the significance of liability allocation and of the effect of deposit strategies as a primary source of funding. The major difference of this study from the existing literature is that we focus primarily on both asset and liability allocation strategies of banks, and we further analyze the components of the liability structure to evaluate the impact of liability deviation on the banking strategy.

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  • Cenktan Ozyildirim & Begumhan Ozdincer, 2011. "The Strategic Implications of Asset and Liability Allocation in the Turkish Banking Industry," Emerging Markets Finance and Trade, Taylor & Francis Journals, vol. 47(1), pages 101-112, January.
  • Handle: RePEc:mes:emfitr:v:47:y:2011:i:1:p:101-112
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    1. Chih-Yung Wang & Hsiang-Lin Cheng & Ya-Huei Chang, 2012. "A Question of Loyalty: Bank-Firm Relationships in Taiwan," Emerging Markets Finance and Trade, Taylor & Francis Journals, vol. 48(S3), pages 190-201, September.
    2. Chih-Yung Wang & Hsiang-Lin Cheng & Ya-Huei Chang, 2012. "A Question of Loyalty: Bank-Firm Relationships in Taiwan," Emerging Markets Finance and Trade, Taylor & Francis Journals, vol. 48(S3), pages 190-201, September.

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