Financial Intermediation and Deregulation

A Critical Analysis of Japanese Bank-Firm Relationships

  • Tobias┬áMiarka

Part of the Contributions to Economics book series (CE)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages I-XIV
  2. Tobias Miarka
    Pages 61-78
  3. Tobias Miarka
    Pages 115-116
  4. Back Matter
    Pages 117-151

About this book


The book attempts to give a comprehensive description and testable theory of the complicated, but not unintelligible system of bank-firm relationships in the dynamic environment of a gradually deregulated financial market. It provides both theory and empirical evidence that close bank-firm relationships lead to a lower fraction of bank finance. Furthermore it is shown that since the mid 1980s it has been increasingly dependent on the nature of a relationship whether or not it is a benefit for the competitiveness of a firm. These findings make it necessary to redefine the image of Japan's financial system in general and bank-firm relationships in particular.


Bank-Firm-Relationship Bank-Firmen-Beziehung Financial Deregulation Financial Intermediation Financial Market Finanzmarkt Finanzmarktderegulierung Japan calculus statistics

Authors and affiliations

  • Tobias┬áMiarka
    • 1
  1. 1.Berlin Science Center (WZB)BerlinGermany

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Physica-Verlag Heidelberg 2000
  • Publisher Name Physica, Heidelberg
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Print ISBN 978-3-7908-1307-4
  • Online ISBN 978-3-642-52425-7
  • Series Print ISSN 1431-1933
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Industry Sectors
Finance, Business & Banking