By studying the Hong Kong banking industry, the objective of this study is to examine the role of information complementarity and market competition in governing the diffusion of off-balance-sheet (OBS) financial innovations. Specifically, two OBS financial innovations are information complementary if the adoption of one lowers the uncertainty of adopting another. In addition, market competition may speed up the diffusion of OBS financial innovations because competitive firms are able to capture the full profit potential from successful innovations. A simultaneous equation model is devised to estimate the impacts of information complementarity, market competition, and a number of other factors on the diffusion of OBS financial innovations. Results of estimation suggest that information complementarity and market competition are the primary driving forces behind the diffusion process.
|Number of pages||16|
|Journal||Pacific Basin Finance Journal|
|Publication status||Published - 1 Nov 2004|
- Financial innovation
- Off-balance-sheet activities
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Economics and Econometrics