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The determinants and profitability of switching costs in Chinese banking

Yin, Wei and Matthews, Kent Gerard Patrick 2016. The determinants and profitability of switching costs in Chinese banking. Applied Economics 48 (43) , pp. 4156-4166. 10.1080/00036846.2016.1153790

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Abstract

This article models the determinants of bank switching costs in China in terms of bank characteristics and non-bank variables. It also determines the contribution of switching costs to banks’ profits. Using a sample of 151 banks over the period 2003–2013 it reports a positive relationship between bank profitability and switching costs. The main result is that bank size measured by total assets has a complex relationship with switching costs. Competition between small banks creates the incentive for lock-in and increased switching costs whereas very large banks are less exercised by lock-in and switching costs.

Item Type: Article
Date Type: Publication
Status: Published
Schools: Business (Including Economics)
Additional Information: Published online 1 March 2016
Publisher: Routledge
ISSN: 0003-6846
Last Modified: 04 Jun 2017 08:56
URI: http://orca.cf.ac.uk/id/eprint/88210

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