Title: Technical efficiency of Indian commercial banks: an empirical analysis

Authors: Subroto Chowdhury

Addresses: NIBM Campus, NIBM Post Office, Flat no: F-16, Kondhwe Khurd, Pune-411048, India

Abstract: Indian banking has witnessed reforms since 1991 thus providing it with operational flexibility and institutional transformation. The reforms have strengthened the fundamentals of the Indian banking sector. Still more the resilience of the Indian banking sector in withstanding financial crisis has proved its stability beyond doubt. Deregulation of the Indian banking sector has opened up new avenues of banking both in terms of outreach and services. While Indian banking industry is placed globally and has to compete with global standards, it is still struggling to achieve global standards. The best rated banks in India are not able to get position within the top hundred banks globally. Thus, efficiency along with growth assumes vital tip in any analysis concerning bank. Efficiency of the banks in managing its inputs and outputs, is thus of prime importance in deciding the position of the bank. All this calls for a comprehensive analysis of the technical efficiency of the banks operating in India.

Keywords: technical efficiency; commercial banks; Malmquist DEA; data envelopment analysis; scale efficiency; India; banking reforms; operational flexibility; institutional transformation; financial crises; stability; deregulation; outreach; banking services; global standards; inputs; outputs; business performance; performance management; efficiency management; service sector organisations.

DOI: 10.1504/IJBPM.2012.047305

International Journal of Business Performance Management, 2012 Vol.13 No.3/4, pp.450 - 472

Published online: 20 Aug 2014 *

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