Ownership Concentration and Bank Profitability in China

9 Pages Posted: 20 Oct 2020

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Qiubin Huang

University of Science and Technology Beijing - School of Economics and Management

Date Written: August 20, 2020

Abstract

Ownership concentration is an important mechanism of corporate governance, but its effect on corporate performance is ambiguous. Based on a sample of Chinese listed banks, we find that ownership concentration is positively associated with bank profitability during the 2007-2018 period, and the association is negatively moderated by bank size. An important policy implication is that banks may build a concentrated ownership structure to enhance their profitability.

Keywords: Ownership Concentration, Bank Profitability, Bank Size

JEL Classification: G21, G28, G32

Suggested Citation

Huang, Qiubin, Ownership Concentration and Bank Profitability in China (August 20, 2020). Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=3684066 or http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.3684066

Qiubin Huang (Contact Author)

University of Science and Technology Beijing - School of Economics and Management

30 Xueyuan Road, Haidian District
Beijing, 100083
China

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