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Title:Assessing the profitability and riskiness of small business lenders in the banking industry PDF Logo
Authors:Kolari, James W.
Ou, Charles
Shin, G. Hwan
Issue Date:2006
Citation:[Journal:] Journal of Entrepreneurial Finance, JEF [ISSN:] 1551-9570 [Volume:] 11 [Year:] 2006 [Issue:] 2 [Pages:] 1-26
Abstract:Two alternative research hypotheses concerning how small business lending affects bank profitability are tested. The specialization hypothesis argues for higher profitability than other banks due to increased focus on small business lending, whereas the diversification hypothesis Two alternative research hypotheses concerning how small business lending affects bank profitability are tested. The specialization hypothesis argues for higher profitability than other banks due to increased focus on small business lending, whereas the diversification hypothesis
Document Type:Article
Appears in Collections:The Journal of Entrepreneurial Finance (JEF)

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