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  • approaches_to_Islamic_banking_in_the_Gulf.pdf.jpg
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  • Authors: Wilson, Rodney (2012)

  • Islamic banking is more developed in the Gulf region that anywhere else in the world. Although there is much information and writings on Islamic banking on the Arab side of the Gulf, much less is available on the workings of the Islamic banking system in Iran. The aim here is to examine the very different approaches taken by Iran and its Guld Arab neighbors to Islamic banking. The political factors that determined these different approaches will be analyzed and their implications explored.

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  • PhD


  • Authors: Lokman @ Yusop, Azarahiah (2018)

  • Bank financing is an important external source of financing for SMEs. However, banks often considered SMEs as riskier than large enterprises and therefore use various tools to mitigate their risks in SME lending / financing such as imposing collateral requirement, higher pricing and credit rationing. This may limit access to finance for the SMEs. By understanding SME default risk better, banks may reduce or eliminate the collateral requirement, lower the pricing or avoid credit rationing thus improving access to finance for the SMEs. Studies have considered various risk factors and their impact on default. However, none, to the best of my knowledge has considered religion as a risk fa...

  • deposit_insurance_in_islamic_banking_rodney.pdf.jpg
  • Academic Presentation


  • Authors: Wilson, Rodney (2016)

  • Following the global financial crisis, many countries introduced or enhanced deposit protection schemes to increase customer confidence in their banking systems. In the Eurozone, for example, bank deposits of up to 100,000 are guaranteed. In China, as part of its financial reforms in 2015, deposits of up to 500,000 yuan are protected by the Peoples Bank. Only a minority of Muslim majority countries have formal deposit protection schemes, Malaysia being the pioneer, with the scheme provided by Perbadanan Insurans Deposit Malaysia (PIDM) covering deposits of up to RM250,000; less generous cover than the Chinese scheme.

  • economic_development_middle_east_cover.jpg.jpg
  • Book


  • Authors: Wilson, Rodney (2013)

  • By examining economic development in the aftermath of the Arab Spring, this textbook introduces undergraduate and postgraduate students to the most pressing and topical economic issues in the contemporary Middle East. Although development failures contributed to the popular discontent in much of the Arab World, this comparative study also highlights development success, especially in Turkey and the Gulf.

  • Economics_and_morality_from_an_Islamic_perspective.PDF.jpg
  • Chapter in Book


  • Authors: Wilson, Rodney (2014)

  • Economics is often viewed as amoral but not immoral. It is concerned with an important question: how households, businesses and countries and even the entire planet should be managed to live within their resources. Economic theory treats this as a problem of constrained maximization, which is subject to technical solutions focused on the optimal use of scarce resources.

  • economy_rodney.pdf.jpg
  • Chapter in Book


  • Authors: Wilson, Rodney (2010)

  • Being Muslim implies concern with the ethics of social justice. This extends as fully to economic relations as to all other aspects of one's life. Ethical concern here springd from the very basic principles of Islam, such as the giving of alms (zakat) and the prohibition of usury (riba), as essentials of a just economic order...

  • item.jpg
  • Chapter in Book


  • Authors: Wilson, Rodney (2011)

  • The events of the Arab Spring have not only profound political implications but also have significance for the economies of the Middle East and their trading partners. In the short run the political uncertainty and lack of law and order has damaged economic activity, but in the long term the Arab Spring could prove beneficial for the region which has seriously underperformed other emerging markets. How can partners such as the United Kingdom help ensure a positive economic outcome from the Arab Spring rather than continuing economic meltdown if domestic turbulence continues?

  • emerging trends and opportunities for islamic banking and finance in MENA.pdf.jpg
  • Chapter in Book


  • Authors: Wilson, Rodney (2012)

  • Politics inevitably influences economic activity and financial markets. Although it is premature to give a full assessment of the impact of Arab Uprisings on the financial sector and in particular the Islamic financial segment, it is possible to draw some preliminary conclusions. First, as far as the countries of the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) are concerned, it is largely business as usual, and even in Bahrain, the economy subject to the most potential damage, the concern is long term, as for the present the island remains the leading centre for Islamic finance in the Gulf and continues to host the largest number of Islamic financial institutions.

  • etatisme versus market driven_rodney.pdf.jpg
  • Chapter in Book


  • Authors: Wilson, Rodney (2012)

  • The world's largest Islamic banks in terms of assets are based in the Persian Gulf region, Bank Melli of Iran being first ranked with assets worth over $57 bilion and Al Rajhi Bank of Saudi Arabia being second, with assets worth over $45 billion. Yet these two banks operate in very different jurisdiction, with all banks being nominally Islamic in Iran, whereas on the Arab side of the Gulf Islamic banks compete with conventional banks. The aim here is to examine the contrasting approaches taken by Iran and its Guld Arab neighbors to Islamic banking.

  • globalization governance and leadership.pdf.jpg
  • Chapter in Book


  • Authors: Wilson, Rodney (2011)

  • The question of whether management culture is universal of society specific has long been debated in the Middle East, with htose who accept the latter suggesting that there may be some characteristics of Arab and Islamic culture that are inimical to business development. Business leaders in the Middle East appear to accept cultural relativist arguments, believing that their values are rooted in their culture and religion.

  • how expansive are frontier_rodney.pdf.jpg
  • Chapter in Book


  • Authors: Wilson, Rodney (2009)

  • Islamic capital market products have developed enormously in recent years, with seven major types of sukuk and issuance in four currencies and by ten countries. Much has been achieved since 2000 and many lessons have been learnt. The industry has not suffered the types of setbacks experienced by conventional asset-backed securities, many of which, following the subprime debacle, are now worthless. Yet those involves in sukuk issuance cannot afford to be complacement, as there are many unresolved issues. The aim here is to consider these issues and assess where the industry is going

  • introduction_rodney.pdf.jpg
  • Chapter in Book


  • Authors: Wilson, Rodney (2010)

  • The Harvard University Forums provide an opportunity for shari'a scholars, Islamic economists, lawyers, regulators, and bankers to meet biennially and discuss the current state of the Islamic finance industry. Participants are encouraged to be reflective, to questions and to view Islamic finance in its wider social context. The theoretical ideas discussed at these academic gatherings have played a amajor role in shaping contemporary Islamic financial contracts and in influencing practice.

  • islam_rodney.pdf.jpg
  • Chapter in Book


  • Authors: Wilson, Rodney (2009)

  • Islamic economists are credited with taking an ethical approach to the subject of economics, emphasizing social justice and equality. These writers are producing a growing volume of literature, the emergence of which raises critical questions. First, what is distinctive about this literature, and to what extent does it represent a coherent body of ideas? ...

  • Islam and economic policy.pdf.jpg
  • Book


  • Authors: Wilson, Rodney (2015)

  • This book looks at the impact of Islamic teaching on public economic policy and asks how Islamic economics differs from mainstream micro- and macroeconomics. Some of the key features include: looks at how Islamic values can influence choices made by business and governments; asks whether Shari'ah teaching affects taxation and social welfare policies; assesses the potential of Islamic economics to provide an alternative to a capitalist economic system and looks at the implications for international economic relations; individual chapters evaluate the economic successes and failures of OIC member states... Available in physical copy only (Call Number: BP 173.75 W752)

  • islam_and_sustainable_economic_development_rodney.pdf.jpg
  • Chapter in Book


  • Authors: Wilson, Rodney (2014)

  • There has been more concern with meeting immediate needs in the Islamic World than with longer-term issues of sustainability, as much of the region remains poor. Debate and writing on environmental issues in this region has therefore largely lagged behind elsewhere. It is worth noting that the 1.2 billion Muslims account for only 10 per cent of carbon dioxide emissions, while the United States, with less than a quarter of that population, is responsible for 20 per cent.

  • islamic_banking_financial_crisis_reputation_stability_risks_cover.jpg.jpg
  • Book


  • Authors: Ahmed, Habib; Asutay, Mehmet; Wilson, Rodney (2014)

  • This title examines the resilience of Islamic banking during the global financial crisis and the subsequent recession. Do Islamic financial institutions perform better during periods of financial stress? How do Islamic financial institutions manage risk, given their unique characteristics and the need for Shari'ah compliance? This volume looks at the challenges for Islamic financial institutions in an international post-Basel II system where banks are required to have more capital and liquidity. It also examines the influence of governance on client and investor perceptions and their implications for institutional stability and sustainability. Available in physical copy and ebook (...

  • islamic banking in the united kingdom_rodney.pdf.jpg
  • Chapter in Book


  • Authors: Wilson, Rodney (2010)

  • This chapter examines the experience of Islamic banking in the United Kingdom since 1980, focusing onwholesale operations, retail saving and investment products and home finance. Regulatory and legal issues are discussed, as well as institutional developments and the challenges of serving the British Muslim community of over 1.8 million people. The operations of exclusively Islamic banks are examined, notably the Al Baraka International Bank during the 1980s and early 1990s and the Islamic Bank of Britain from 2004. The activities of conventional banks offering Islamic facilities are also analysed, the focus being on the United Bank of Kuwait and its successor the Al Ahli United Bank,...

  • legal_regulatory_governance_issues_islamic_finance_cover.jpg.jpg
  • Book


  • Authors: Wilson, Rodney (2012)

  • This book presents a detailed examination of the use of common and civil law to license and govern Islamic financial institutions. Making international comparisons, it discusses specific laws from Iran, where all banking is Shari'ah compliant, to Malaysia and the Gulf, where Islamic financial institutions compete with conventional banks. As most Islamic banks operate under national banking laws, consideration is given as to how - and indeed whether - these need to be amended. Available in physical copy and ebook (Call Number: KBP 940.2 W753)

  • making_development_assistance_sustainable_through_Islamic_microfinance_rodney.pdf.jpg
  • Chapter in Book


  • Authors: Wilson, Rodney (2012)

  • Microfinance involves the provision of financial services for those too poor to have access to banks. Although microfinance schemes have been operational since the 1960s, they mostly involve conventional finance whereas many low-income Muslims would prefer to have shari'a-compliant finance. The aim of this chapter is to explore how microfinace could be provided on a shari'a-compliant basis and what instruments and structures could be used. The literature in this area has been very limited, but there have been a number of recent notable contributiions indicating the increasing interest in the topic.

Browsing by Author Wilson, Rodney

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  • approaches_to_Islamic_banking_in_the_Gulf.pdf.jpg
  • Chapter in Book


  • Authors: Wilson, Rodney (2012)

  • Islamic banking is more developed in the Gulf region that anywhere else in the world. Although there is much information and writings on Islamic banking on the Arab side of the Gulf, much less is available on the workings of the Islamic banking system in Iran. The aim here is to examine the very different approaches taken by Iran and its Guld Arab neighbors to Islamic banking. The political factors that determined these different approaches will be analyzed and their implications explored.

  • item.jpg
  • PhD


  • Authors: Lokman @ Yusop, Azarahiah (2018)

  • Bank financing is an important external source of financing for SMEs. However, banks often considered SMEs as riskier than large enterprises and therefore use various tools to mitigate their risks in SME lending / financing such as imposing collateral requirement, higher pricing and credit rationing. This may limit access to finance for the SMEs. By understanding SME default risk better, banks may reduce or eliminate the collateral requirement, lower the pricing or avoid credit rationing thus improving access to finance for the SMEs. Studies have considered various risk factors and their impact on default. However, none, to the best of my knowledge has considered religion as a risk fa...

  • deposit_insurance_in_islamic_banking_rodney.pdf.jpg
  • Academic Presentation


  • Authors: Wilson, Rodney (2016)

  • Following the global financial crisis, many countries introduced or enhanced deposit protection schemes to increase customer confidence in their banking systems. In the Eurozone, for example, bank deposits of up to 100,000 are guaranteed. In China, as part of its financial reforms in 2015, deposits of up to 500,000 yuan are protected by the Peoples Bank. Only a minority of Muslim majority countries have formal deposit protection schemes, Malaysia being the pioneer, with the scheme provided by Perbadanan Insurans Deposit Malaysia (PIDM) covering deposits of up to RM250,000; less generous cover than the Chinese scheme.

  • economic_development_middle_east_cover.jpg.jpg
  • Book


  • Authors: Wilson, Rodney (2013)

  • By examining economic development in the aftermath of the Arab Spring, this textbook introduces undergraduate and postgraduate students to the most pressing and topical economic issues in the contemporary Middle East. Although development failures contributed to the popular discontent in much of the Arab World, this comparative study also highlights development success, especially in Turkey and the Gulf.

  • Economics_and_morality_from_an_Islamic_perspective.PDF.jpg
  • Chapter in Book


  • Authors: Wilson, Rodney (2014)

  • Economics is often viewed as amoral but not immoral. It is concerned with an important question: how households, businesses and countries and even the entire planet should be managed to live within their resources. Economic theory treats this as a problem of constrained maximization, which is subject to technical solutions focused on the optimal use of scarce resources.

  • economy_rodney.pdf.jpg
  • Chapter in Book


  • Authors: Wilson, Rodney (2010)

  • Being Muslim implies concern with the ethics of social justice. This extends as fully to economic relations as to all other aspects of one's life. Ethical concern here springd from the very basic principles of Islam, such as the giving of alms (zakat) and the prohibition of usury (riba), as essentials of a just economic order...

  • item.jpg
  • Chapter in Book


  • Authors: Wilson, Rodney (2011)

  • The events of the Arab Spring have not only profound political implications but also have significance for the economies of the Middle East and their trading partners. In the short run the political uncertainty and lack of law and order has damaged economic activity, but in the long term the Arab Spring could prove beneficial for the region which has seriously underperformed other emerging markets. How can partners such as the United Kingdom help ensure a positive economic outcome from the Arab Spring rather than continuing economic meltdown if domestic turbulence continues?

  • emerging trends and opportunities for islamic banking and finance in MENA.pdf.jpg
  • Chapter in Book


  • Authors: Wilson, Rodney (2012)

  • Politics inevitably influences economic activity and financial markets. Although it is premature to give a full assessment of the impact of Arab Uprisings on the financial sector and in particular the Islamic financial segment, it is possible to draw some preliminary conclusions. First, as far as the countries of the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) are concerned, it is largely business as usual, and even in Bahrain, the economy subject to the most potential damage, the concern is long term, as for the present the island remains the leading centre for Islamic finance in the Gulf and continues to host the largest number of Islamic financial institutions.

  • etatisme versus market driven_rodney.pdf.jpg
  • Chapter in Book


  • Authors: Wilson, Rodney (2012)

  • The world's largest Islamic banks in terms of assets are based in the Persian Gulf region, Bank Melli of Iran being first ranked with assets worth over $57 bilion and Al Rajhi Bank of Saudi Arabia being second, with assets worth over $45 billion. Yet these two banks operate in very different jurisdiction, with all banks being nominally Islamic in Iran, whereas on the Arab side of the Gulf Islamic banks compete with conventional banks. The aim here is to examine the contrasting approaches taken by Iran and its Guld Arab neighbors to Islamic banking.

  • globalization governance and leadership.pdf.jpg
  • Chapter in Book


  • Authors: Wilson, Rodney (2011)

  • The question of whether management culture is universal of society specific has long been debated in the Middle East, with htose who accept the latter suggesting that there may be some characteristics of Arab and Islamic culture that are inimical to business development. Business leaders in the Middle East appear to accept cultural relativist arguments, believing that their values are rooted in their culture and religion.

  • how expansive are frontier_rodney.pdf.jpg
  • Chapter in Book


  • Authors: Wilson, Rodney (2009)

  • Islamic capital market products have developed enormously in recent years, with seven major types of sukuk and issuance in four currencies and by ten countries. Much has been achieved since 2000 and many lessons have been learnt. The industry has not suffered the types of setbacks experienced by conventional asset-backed securities, many of which, following the subprime debacle, are now worthless. Yet those involves in sukuk issuance cannot afford to be complacement, as there are many unresolved issues. The aim here is to consider these issues and assess where the industry is going

  • introduction_rodney.pdf.jpg
  • Chapter in Book


  • Authors: Wilson, Rodney (2010)

  • The Harvard University Forums provide an opportunity for shari'a scholars, Islamic economists, lawyers, regulators, and bankers to meet biennially and discuss the current state of the Islamic finance industry. Participants are encouraged to be reflective, to questions and to view Islamic finance in its wider social context. The theoretical ideas discussed at these academic gatherings have played a amajor role in shaping contemporary Islamic financial contracts and in influencing practice.

  • islam_rodney.pdf.jpg
  • Chapter in Book


  • Authors: Wilson, Rodney (2009)

  • Islamic economists are credited with taking an ethical approach to the subject of economics, emphasizing social justice and equality. These writers are producing a growing volume of literature, the emergence of which raises critical questions. First, what is distinctive about this literature, and to what extent does it represent a coherent body of ideas? ...

  • Islam and economic policy.pdf.jpg
  • Book


  • Authors: Wilson, Rodney (2015)

  • This book looks at the impact of Islamic teaching on public economic policy and asks how Islamic economics differs from mainstream micro- and macroeconomics. Some of the key features include: looks at how Islamic values can influence choices made by business and governments; asks whether Shari'ah teaching affects taxation and social welfare policies; assesses the potential of Islamic economics to provide an alternative to a capitalist economic system and looks at the implications for international economic relations; individual chapters evaluate the economic successes and failures of OIC member states... Available in physical copy only (Call Number: BP 173.75 W752)

  • islam_and_sustainable_economic_development_rodney.pdf.jpg
  • Chapter in Book


  • Authors: Wilson, Rodney (2014)

  • There has been more concern with meeting immediate needs in the Islamic World than with longer-term issues of sustainability, as much of the region remains poor. Debate and writing on environmental issues in this region has therefore largely lagged behind elsewhere. It is worth noting that the 1.2 billion Muslims account for only 10 per cent of carbon dioxide emissions, while the United States, with less than a quarter of that population, is responsible for 20 per cent.

  • islamic_banking_financial_crisis_reputation_stability_risks_cover.jpg.jpg
  • Book


  • Authors: Ahmed, Habib; Asutay, Mehmet; Wilson, Rodney (2014)

  • This title examines the resilience of Islamic banking during the global financial crisis and the subsequent recession. Do Islamic financial institutions perform better during periods of financial stress? How do Islamic financial institutions manage risk, given their unique characteristics and the need for Shari'ah compliance? This volume looks at the challenges for Islamic financial institutions in an international post-Basel II system where banks are required to have more capital and liquidity. It also examines the influence of governance on client and investor perceptions and their implications for institutional stability and sustainability. Available in physical copy and ebook (...

  • islamic banking in the united kingdom_rodney.pdf.jpg
  • Chapter in Book


  • Authors: Wilson, Rodney (2010)

  • This chapter examines the experience of Islamic banking in the United Kingdom since 1980, focusing onwholesale operations, retail saving and investment products and home finance. Regulatory and legal issues are discussed, as well as institutional developments and the challenges of serving the British Muslim community of over 1.8 million people. The operations of exclusively Islamic banks are examined, notably the Al Baraka International Bank during the 1980s and early 1990s and the Islamic Bank of Britain from 2004. The activities of conventional banks offering Islamic facilities are also analysed, the focus being on the United Bank of Kuwait and its successor the Al Ahli United Bank,...

  • legal_regulatory_governance_issues_islamic_finance_cover.jpg.jpg
  • Book


  • Authors: Wilson, Rodney (2012)

  • This book presents a detailed examination of the use of common and civil law to license and govern Islamic financial institutions. Making international comparisons, it discusses specific laws from Iran, where all banking is Shari'ah compliant, to Malaysia and the Gulf, where Islamic financial institutions compete with conventional banks. As most Islamic banks operate under national banking laws, consideration is given as to how - and indeed whether - these need to be amended. Available in physical copy and ebook (Call Number: KBP 940.2 W753)

  • making_development_assistance_sustainable_through_Islamic_microfinance_rodney.pdf.jpg
  • Chapter in Book


  • Authors: Wilson, Rodney (2012)

  • Microfinance involves the provision of financial services for those too poor to have access to banks. Although microfinance schemes have been operational since the 1960s, they mostly involve conventional finance whereas many low-income Muslims would prefer to have shari'a-compliant finance. The aim of this chapter is to explore how microfinace could be provided on a shari'a-compliant basis and what instruments and structures could be used. The literature in this area has been very limited, but there have been a number of recent notable contributiions indicating the increasing interest in the topic.