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Effiency of Islamic banks: A comparison between Malaysia and Bahrain

Mazleena, Mohd Tajuddin (2014) Effiency of Islamic banks: A comparison between Malaysia and Bahrain. Masters thesis, Universiti Utara Malaysia.

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Abstract

Malaysia and Bahrain are leading as Islamic financial hubs and play a vital role to other countries. In competitive industry, both countries should enhance the performance in terms of efficiency. Hence, the main purpose of this study is to examine the efficiency level of Islamic banks in Malaysia and Bahrain over the period 2008 to 2012. The sample consists of 16 Islamic banks in Malaysia and 15 Islamic banks in Bahrain. Specifically, the aim of the study is to calculate overall technical efficiency (OTE) and its decomposition which are pure technical efficiency (PTE) and scale efficiency (SE) of Islamic banks between Malaysia and Bahrain. A non-parametric based Data Envelopment Analysis (DEA) was used to estimate the efficiency and this study were analyzed based on intermediation approach. Then, a series of parametric and non-parametric test is utilized in order to compare the efficiency level between Malaysia and Bahrain. As a result, Islamic banks in Bahrain were more efficient compared to Islamic banks in Malaysia.

Item Type: Thesis (Masters)
Uncontrolled Keywords: Efficiency, Islamic Financial Hubs, Data Envelopment Analysis
Subjects: H Social Sciences > HG Finance
Divisions: Othman Yeop Abdullah Graduate School of Business
Depositing User: Mr. Badrulsaman Hamid
Date Deposited: 14 Sep 2014 01:43
Last Modified: 14 Apr 2016 07:15
URI: http://etd.uum.edu.my/id/eprint/4064

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