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A decomposition analysis of managerial efficiency for the insurance companies: A data envelopment analysis approach

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  • Mohammad Nourani
  • Qian Long Kweh
  • Evelyn Shyamala Devadason
  • V.G.R. Chandran

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The insurance industry worldwide has become less fragmented through liberalization reforms. Yet, following the transformational changes, there is little empirical evidence on identifying the determinants of managerial efficiency. This paper employs a truncated regression analysis to determine the factors driving managerial efficiency of Malaysian insurers. Overall and divisional efficiencies are derived using data envelopment analysis. The decomposition analysis reveals that the observed inefficiency is mainly caused by investment capability division. The regression findings reveal that determinants of efficiency have dissimilar impacts on overall and divisional efficiencies. This study broadly supports financial liberalization as a means of promoting managerial efficiency.

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  • Mohammad Nourani & Qian Long Kweh & Evelyn Shyamala Devadason & V.G.R. Chandran, 2020. "A decomposition analysis of managerial efficiency for the insurance companies: A data envelopment analysis approach," Managerial and Decision Economics, John Wiley & Sons, Ltd., vol. 41(6), pages 885-901, September.
  • Handle: RePEc:wly:mgtdec:v:41:y:2020:i:6:p:885-901
    DOI: 10.1002/mde.3145
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