How does corporate social responsibility impact banking efficiency: a case in China

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dc.contributor.author Zhu, Ning
dc.contributor.author Stjepcevic, Jelena
dc.contributor.author Baležentis, Tomas
dc.contributor.author Yu, Zhiqian
dc.contributor.author Wang, Bing
dc.contributor.other Ekonomická fakulta cs
dc.date.accessioned 2017-12-20
dc.date.available 2017-12-20
dc.date.issued 2017-12-20
dc.identifier.issn 1212-3609
dc.identifier.uri https://dspace.tul.cz/handle/15240/21380
dc.description.abstract Much of the earlier literature was focused on the link between corporate social responsibility and corporate financial performance, with contradictory conclusions regarding the impact of corporate social responsibility upon corporate financial performance in the literature. Departing from conventional parametric techniques, this paper employs a fully nonparametric approach to analyze the link between corporate social responsibility and corporate financial performance in Chinese banking sector. Specifically, the slack-free Multi-directional Efficiency Analysis is extended into the conditional efficiency framework. The results indicate that corporate social responsibility has a significant impact on banking performance, where an increase in CSR generally leads towards an increase in conditional efficiency, but the attainable frontier might be shifted to any direction for the highest values of corporate social responsibility. In details, the analysis of “pure” efficiency indicates that corporate social responsibility has a stronger impact on increasing net profit if compared to that on contracting the amount of non-performing loans. In other words, it turns out that corporate social responsibility is likely to affect the attainable frontier in the direction of expanding net profit rather than contracting non-performing loans, because the portfolio of non-performing loans is difficult to reduce and therefore the impact of corporate social responsibility is not significant either on the frontier or on average efficiency. However, there exists a trade-off between corporate social responsibility and bank performance when a certain limit is exceeded in Chinese banking. Thus, a minimal increase in corporate social responsibility is likely to contribute to improvements in banking performance (productivity), whereas a negative effect is observed at the highest levels of corporate social responsibility. en
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dc.publisher Technical university of Liberec, Czech Republic en
dc.publisher Technická Univerzita v Liberci cs
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dc.rights CC BY-NC
dc.subject banking efficiency en
dc.subject corporate social responsibility en
dc.subject data envelopment analysis en
dc.subject conditional framework en
dc.subject multi-directional efficiency analysis en
dc.subject.classification C61
dc.subject.classification D24
dc.subject.classification G21
dc.title How does corporate social responsibility impact banking efficiency: a case in China en
dc.type Article en
dc.publisher.abbreviation TUL
dc.relation.isrefereed true
dc.identifier.doi 10.15240/tul/001/2017-4-006
dc.identifier.eissn 2336-5604
local.relation.volume 20
local.relation.issue 4
local.relation.abbreviation E+M cs
local.relation.abbreviation E&M en
local.faculty Faculty of Economics
local.citation.spage 70
local.citation.epage 87
local.access open
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