Financial Crisis and the Changing Structure of Banking Firms and Industry: A Cross-Country Analysis

International Symposium “The Economic Crisis: Time for a Paradigm Shift. Towards a Systems Approach”, University of València, January 24-25, 2013

Posted: 23 Nov 2013

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Enzo Scannella

University of Palermo - d/SEAS

Sebastiano Mazzù

University of Catania - Department of Economics and Business

Date Written: January 24, 2013

Abstract

The research points out that the role of traditional bank is in decline. Banks are losing their predominant role as deposit takers and lenders to firms. These changes have deep effects on the operation of banking firms, the structure and organization of banking firms, the structure of banking industry, the financial stability of banking firms and banking industry, and sustainability of new banking business models. Three level of analysis are affected: product/service level, firm level, and industry level.

Different drivers are increasingly putting the basic assumptions of integrated banking business models under pressure. The most notable trend in recent years is the adoption of an originate-to-distribute model. It transforms the traditional banking business, the structure of the industry, the competitive dynamics of the banking industry, and the type and range of firms conducting banking business. It also affects the definition of the “bank”, arising questions like what precisely a bank is, what the nature of a bank is, and what functions are really performed by a bank in an economic system.

Keywords: Banking Firm, Banking Industry, Business Model, Financial Intermediation, Financial Crisis

JEL Classification: G01, G20, G21, G23, G28

Suggested Citation

Scannella, Enzo and Mazzù, Sebastiano, Financial Crisis and the Changing Structure of Banking Firms and Industry: A Cross-Country Analysis (January 24, 2013). International Symposium “The Economic Crisis: Time for a Paradigm Shift. Towards a Systems Approach”, University of València, January 24-25, 2013. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=2358420

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Sebastiano Mazzù

University of Catania - Department of Economics and Business ( email )

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95124 Catania, Sicily 95124
Italy

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