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Why do microfinance institutions fail socially? A global empirical examination

Dorfleitner, Gregor, Priberny, Christopher and Röhe, Michaela (2017) Why do microfinance institutions fail socially? A global empirical examination. Finance Research Letters 22, pp. 81-89.

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Abstract

We empirically study social failures of microfinance institutions (MFIs). Besides various measures for the financial performance and outreach, we consider the relationship between several institutional variables and social failure. Regarding the relationship with the financial performance, we identify MFIs with good portfolio quality as being less prone to social failure. Also, MFIs with better ...

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Item type:Article
Date:2017
Institutions:Business, Economics and Information Systems > Institut für Betriebswirtschaftslehre > Lehrstuhl für Finanzierung (Prof. Dr. Gregor Dorfleitner)
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10.1016/j.frl.2016.12.027DOI
Keywords:FINANCIAL PERFORMANCE; BANK FAILURES; OUTREACH; EFFICIENCY; ECONOMIES; DISTRESS; MISSION; CRISIS; WOMEN; DRIFT; Microfinance; Microcredit; MFI social failure; Regulation; Gender; Risk
Dewey Decimal Classification:300 Social sciences > 330 Economics
Status:Published
Refereed:Yes, this version has been refereed
Created at the University of Regensburg:Yes
Item ID:39312
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