Productivity and efficiency measurement techniques: identifying the efficacy of techniques for financial institutions in developing countries

Jayamaha, Ariyarathna and Mula, Joseph M. (2011) Productivity and efficiency measurement techniques: identifying the efficacy of techniques for financial institutions in developing countries. In: 2nd International Conference on Business and Information: Steering Excellence of Business Knowledge (ICBI 2011), 20 Oct 2011, Kelaniya, Sri Lanka.

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Abstract

The concepts of productivity and efficiency have received a great deal of attention in many countries and organisations and by individuals in recent years. In any country, the growth of productivity and efficiency affects national income and inflation. In recent years, small financial institutions (SFIs) have become the most favoured option for poverty alleviation in developing countries. The efficiency of these institutions is highlighted in all aspect of stakeholders of these institutions recently, due to the collapse of several financial institutions. Many different approaches have been applied by many researchers to the measurement of productivity and efficiency changes in various types of institutions but there is no consensus of opinion on the best measurement method and many measurement obstacles remain. The aim of this paper is to review the literature dealing with concepts of productivity and efficiency and to review various techniques used in measurement techniques of these constructs directions are given for future research.


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Additional Information: No indication of copyright restrictions. Proceedings on CDRom.
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Faculty / Department / School: Historic - Faculty of Business and Law - School of Accounting, Economics and Finance
Date Deposited: 09 Mar 2012 06:14
Last Modified: 03 Jul 2013 01:07
Uncontrolled Keywords: productivity; efficiency measures
URI: http://eprints.usq.edu.au/id/eprint/20954

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