Quality and Duration of Bank Relationships

  • Steven Ongena
  • David Smith


This chapter will assess the relationship between the perceived quality of cash management services as measured in the GlobalCash-Europe96 study and the duration of bank relationships. In addition to the responses received from Norwegian companies to the GlobalCash-Europe96 study, a panel data set was used containing annual information on the bank connections for virtually all Oslo Stock Exchange (OSE)-listed companies for the period 1979 to 1994.


Survivor Function Commercial Bank Saving Bank Ownership Concentration Bank Relationship 
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