Determinants of Banks’ Profitability in a Developing Economy: Empirical Evidence from Tanzania
This (2014) study investigates the effects of bank specific and macroeconomic factors on banks’ profitability in Tanzania. The fixed effects regression model was used on a panel data obtained from 23 banks from 2009 to 2013. The empirical results show that the profitability performance of banks in Tanzania is mainly influenced by management decisions, while macroeconomic factors have insignificant contribution. This implies that bank management must efficiently manage factors related to their management decisions in order to protect the long run interest of profit-making.