International Journal of Accounting, Auditing and Taxation

International Journal of Accounting, Auditing and Taxation ISSN: 2756-3634 Vol. 6 (2), pp. 001-010, February, 2019. © International Scholars Journals

Full Length Research Paper

Operating strategies of banks in China: Analysis of operational and profitability efficiency

Hui-Yin Tsai, Cheng-Ru Wu* and Ya-Mei Wang

Department and Graduate Institute of Business Administration, Yuanpei University, 306 Yuanpei St., Hsin Chu 30015, Republic of China, Taiwan.

Accepted 24 November, 2018


This paper conducts a comparative analysis of banks operating in China using a two-stage model, which evaluates their operational efficiency (OE) and profitability efficiency (PE). The study period spanned through 2004 to 2006 and data envelopment analysis (DEA) was used in the study’s analysis. The results showed that large and older banks are generally more efficient than small and new ones in operational efficiency. However, while small efficient banks are easily used as benchmarks, large efficient banks are deemed as competitive niche players. This means that the large banks have better competitive power than the small ones.

Key words: Data envelopment analysis, bank efficiency, two-stage, operational efficiency, profitability efficiency.