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Effects of ownership structure on bank performance: evidence from Vietnamese banking sector

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Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)184-197
Number of pages14
JournalInternational Journal of Business Performance Management
Publication statusPublished - 16 Mar 2016


This paper examines the effects of ownership structure, focusing on state-ownership and foreign-ownership, on performance of selected Vietnamese bank. The panel data of 23 Vietnamese banks is statistically tested and result suggests that state-ownership negatively affects bank performance. This is consistent with existing literature but shows deviation from findings in neighbour countries like Taiwan and China. On the issue of foreign ownership, the evidence is not steady and sufficient to support the notion that foreign owned banks generally outperform domestic banks. This contradicts with some existing studies and a possible reason for this finding is the presence of stringent barriers and regulations by the Vietnamese Government for foreign banks in Vietnam.


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