Article

Financial stability, competitiveness and banks’ innovation capacity: Evidence from the Global Financial Crisis

Citation

Degl'Innocenti M, Grant K, Šević A & Tzeremes NG (2018) Financial stability, competitiveness and banks’ innovation capacity: Evidence from the Global Financial Crisis. International Review of Financial Analysis, 59, pp. 35-46. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.irfa.2018.07.009

Abstract
This paper provides nuanced evidence on the effect of competitiveness and financial stability on banks’ innovation-capacity (technological-change) levels during the Global Financial Crisis (GFC) in 2007–2008. We applied contemporary developments in non-parametric frontier analysis, employing a new index, the Global Financial Centres Index, to measure the business competitiveness of 45 financial centres. Our findings indicated a nonlinear and positive relationship between financial centres’ competitiveness, banks’ stability and innovation-capacity levels. This suggests that banks’ ability to increase stability alongside financial centres’ stability in a highly competitive environment acts as a protective measure against the GFC's negative effects.

Keywords
Global Financial Crisis; Financial centres; Innovation capacity; Non-parametric frontier analysis;

Journal
International Review of Financial Analysis: Volume 59

StatusPublished
FundersUniversity of Dundee
Publication date31/10/2018
Publication date online06/07/2018
Date accepted by journal03/07/2018
URLhttp://hdl.handle.net/1893/28909
ISSN1057-5219