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Our news journalists obtained a quote from the research from Polytechnic University Milan, “Focusing on the US public P&C insurance sector in the period 2012-2018 and relying on both nonparametric (two stage DEA) and parametric (SFA) approaches, it emerges that on average insurance companies were not able to leverage on technological innovations to improve their efficiency. On average a relative level of efficiency among companies, according to a two stage DEA model, was quite stable in time, while the SFA approach shows that the distance between efficient and less efficient firms slightly increased. Moreover, we found one very efficient firm, almost a leader of the market in terms of efficiency, and a homogeneous group of followers, indicating that there is vast scope for improvement for less efficient companies. Nevertheless, even the most efficient company impaired its efficiency over time, suggesting that neither the leader nor on average the followers properly leveraged technology to improve their efficiency. In a competitive scenario, with new players’ entrance and fierce competition, inertia may seriously affect their positioning.”
According to the news editors, the research concluded: “Academicians, managers and policymakers should carefully consider the effects that a non-improvement of efficiency following technological change may have on market structure, competition and regulations, potentially opening to further discussion on how technological innovations adoption should be facilitated.”
This research has been peer-reviewed.
For more information on this research see: Translating Technological Innovation Into Efficiency: the Case of Us Public P&c Insurance Companies. Eurasian Economic Review, 2021. Eurasian Economic Review can be contacted at: Springer Heidelberg, Tiergartenstrasse 17, D-69121 Heidelberg,
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The direct object identifier (DOI) for that additional information is: https://doi.org/10.1007/s40821-021-00189-7. This DOI is a link to an online electronic document that is either free or for purchase, and can be your direct source for a journal article and its citation.
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