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Title: Entry of foreign banks in Shanghai : implications for business strategies in an increasingly competitive market
Authors: Leung, MK 
Young, T
Issue Date: 2005
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
Source: Managerial and decision economics, 2005, v. 26, no. 6, p. 387-395 How to cite?
Journal: Managerial and decision economics 
Abstract: This paper uses a simple mean-variance choice model as the basis of a duration analysis of the factors determining the decision of a foreign bank to establish a branch in Shanghai, the fast developing financial centre in China. Bank attributes, namely region of origin, parent bank size, the number of international branches and their branch network in China, have a significant impact on the time to entry. A country's share of total foreign direct investment in Shanghai also significantly affects the entry decision. The attributes facilitating entry also provide the foreign bank with a competitive advantage in its foreign currency transactions in Shanghai. However, with the ensuing market liberalisations after China's WTO accession, the entrants' competitiveness may not be sustained in the local currency market, especially following the proactive business strategies of Chinese banks and the protectionist measures of the government. It is expected that only a small number of the entrants will be able to emerge as big market players in the growing domestic currency market in Shanghai.
ISSN: 0143-6570
EISSN: 1099-1468
DOI: 10.1002/mde.1235
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