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  • Authors: Naseri, Marjan; Bacha, Obiyathulla Ismath; Mohammed Masih, Abul Mansur (2020)

  • Even though large banks could imply large risks and heightened vulnerability for a country's macroeconomy, the presence of many small banks with similar behavior such as Islamic banks could also cause systemic risks. This article makes an initial attempt to investigate the impact of bank size on banking performance. Our study spans 12 emerging countries with dual banking systems and applies two-step dynamic system GMM estimator. The results show that size really does matter in the banking industry, and its impact on performance tends to be non-linear with a trade-off between profitability and efficiency. Comparing conventional with Islamic banks, we find that bank size has almost the ...

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  • Chapter in Book


  • Authors: Ramadili Mohd, Shamsher Mohamad; Ariff, Mohamed (2020)

  • This chapter briefly examines ideas from Islamic wealth management and waqf concepts to see if there are ways in which human welfare can be better managed on a community-action level without the visible hands of the government. To do this, authors first examine the concept of Islamic wealth management, and then provide some discussion on how waqf assets already in place in all Islamic countries could be mobilised to meet the needs of communities for sustainable economic development as well as fairer ways of looking after the needs of the have-nots of societies.

  • structural changes_competition_and_bank_stability_Mansor et al.pdf.jpg
  • Journal Article


  • Authors: Ibrahim, Mansor H.; Salim, Kinan; Abojeib, Moutaz; Lau, Wee Yeap (2019)

  • This paper assesses Malaysia's competition landscape and its risk implications subsequent to conventional banking consolidation and Islamic banking penetration in the aftermath of the 1997/1998 Asian financial crisis. Employing a panel sample of conventional and Islamic commercial banks, it arrives at the following conclusions. First, the consolidation exercise, which has led to a significant reduction in the number of domestic commercial banks, has not stifled banking competition. Second, the paper provides empirical support for the competition-stability relationship, particularly for the conventional banking sector. Islamic banking sector risk appears to be neutral to market competi...

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  • Master


  • Authors: Nkoba, Malik Abdulrahman (2019)

  • The spotlight of this study is to examine the relationship between microfinance and poverty with specific focus to OIC countries and Islamic Microfinance institutions (MFls). Using an unbalanced panel dataset covering of 2,904 microfinance institutions from 120 countries and applying two econometrics techniques: Generalized method of moments (GMM) and two stage least squares instrumental variable regression, my study fails to establish the positive role of microfinance institutions in alleviating poverty. Taking into account the endogeneity problem associated with microfinance loans and domestic credit, I show that microfinance institutions neither reach the poor nor the poorest. I fi...

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  • PhD


  • Authors: Gulzar Mohd, Rosana (2019)

  • Despite the increase in studies on Islamic banks, there is a number of issues. Firstly, the comparison is with commercial banks although in reality, Islamic banks have strayed from their theoretical foundations of mutuality and profit-sharing. A more apt comparison is thus with cooperative banks, which share similar theoretical foundations with Islamic banks. Secondly, this comparison may unlock the stability puzzle for Islamic banks. While theoretically they are argued to be stabilising, empirically, the evidence is mixed. Several works concur with the notion of superior stability in Islamic compared to conventional banks but of late, there are increasing findings to the contrary. Th...

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  • PhD


  • Authors: Omer, Gamal Salih (2019)

  • This research aims to examine the relationship between Islamic banks' profitability and shareholders' value with the market structures, ownership structures, and financial risk factors, and to test for any differences in these performances between the Islamic and conventional banks. The impacts of both market and ownership structures and financial risks of banking performance is recognized globally and critical for the banking industry. The market and ownership structures are considered pertinent as they indicate competitive environment in which banks can lower costs, extend access to finance, and build effectiveness while garnering impacts of the financial risks will promote financia...

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  • Master


  • Authors: Adedamola, Adebumiti Qazeem (2019)

  • This thesis examines the Major Sukuk Defaults that have been experienced to date in the Islamic Capital Market. The total major cases that have been witnessed, according to Syed Ali (2016), are 10 major cases. A further dig by this study found that they are actually 11 major cases in total. Due to constraints and data availability, only 6 major cases were sampled. While previous studies have discussed Sukuk defaults from many perspectives, few attention have, so far, been given to issues in Sukuk default from a Shari'ah perspective. This study investigates some of the issues with the 6 major cases sampled from a Shari'ah perspective. Hence, the contribution of this research is germane...

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  • Master


  • Authors: Hamzah, Nurrawaida Husna (2019)

  • The mainstream belief that finance contributes positively to an economy has been challenged in view of financial crises that hit economies worldwide, while the notion that Islamic finance is more stable than conventional finance has been criticised as the structure often mimic conventional financing. Amidst the rapid development of Islamic finance in Malaysia, the question of whether it contributes positively to the economy is never resolved. The present paper uses 'Islamic financing' and 'Islamic deposits' as proxies to analyse the relationship between Islamic financial development and economic growth. By employing vector error correction method (VECM) and variance decomposition (VDC...

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  • Master


  • Authors: El Fadili, Imad (2019)

  • This thesis examines the role that Islamic social finance instruments can play to support the refugee crisis and its effects, faced by the Muslim community in the Netherlands. This research is the first study that is focused on Islamic social finance for refugee empowerment and integration in the Netherlands. The study highlights the entire journey of a refugee in the Netherlands, its challenges, the role of non-profit organizations as well as the opportunities for Islamic social finance. This thesis presents the Dutch Zakat and Waqf Institute (DZWI) model as a proposal to integrate zakat and waqf into the mainstream philanthropy sector in order to empower refugees. DZWI enables the M...

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  • Master


  • Authors: Mohd Abdul Fatah, Fatin Nabilah (2019)

  • Malaysia has achieved access to over 90% ofschooling children and allocates a bulk of their budget to education yet the results and performance of students overall are still below average. In-depth interviews and desktop research were carried.out to understand the various issues the education system faces, focusing on the schooling, higher education and lifelong learning segments. Education is also a sector focus under social impact investment and models. Worldwide and locally, these have delivered various solutions to contribute to solving educational issues. These are explored and in light of the findings, a business model canvas of a school learning app is proposed as an additional...

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  • Journal Article


  • Authors: Muneeza, Aishath; Mustapha, Zakariya (2019)

  • Technology has advanced with the spread of internet services. Statistics by the United States have estimated that internet facilities have been made available to over a third of the total world population and, in the same vein, access to mobile phones has been rendered to about 85 percent of the population. Crowdfunding finds widespread support via internet platforms and is gaining momentum as a means to empower people and businesses hitherto unable to access banking or access limited facilities therefrom. Today, it has become a mechanism for raising funds to build multi-billion-dollar industries. It is said that the difficulties encountered while struggling to source funds by newly-f...

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  • Chapter in Book


  • Authors: Muhamad Sori, Zulkarnain; Ramadili Mohd, Shamsher Mohamad; Mohd Rasid, Mohamed Eskandar Shah (2019)

  • This chapter discusses some challenges of Shariah Committees In Islamic financial institutions in dispensing their responsibilities in mitigating the non-compliance risks. The concept of shariah governance has its foundation in the Qur'an and the Sunnah. Shariah (which literally means "the way") is the divinely ordained guidelines of conduct for Muslims in all aspects of their life, which includes financial matters. Any form of transaction, irrespective of financial or otherwise, must be free of any element of injustice to the transacting parties. For financial transactions, any elemerit or form of activity that could be construed as 'riba' or injustice to any of the participants in t...

  • chapter 8_application_Shariah_governance_framework_Islamic_financial_institutions_Zulkarnain et al.jpg.jpg
  • Chapter in Book


  • Authors: Muhamad Sori, Zulkarnain; Ramadili Mohd, Shamsher Mohamad; Mohd Rasid, Mohamed Eskandar Shah (2019)

  • This chapter provides discussion on a study that investigates the perceptions on shariah governance practices among Malaysian Islamic financial institutions. The chapter explores the effectiveness of implementation of Shariah Governance Framework among Malaysian IFIs with the focus on their level of commitment, the challenges and suggestions to further improve the effectiveness of implementation of this framework. The system of corporate control, effective and efficient governance that is consistent with shariah guidance has been an important agenda for Islamic Financial Institutions (IFIs) since the existence ofIslamic Finance in Malaysia. This is especially important in light of rap...

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  • Chapter in Book


  • Authors: Muhamad Sori, Zulkarnain (2019)

  • Islamic finance industry has grown rapidly over the last few years, where the 2018 Islamic Finance Development Report by Thomson Reuters reported that the year on year growth by of 11% to US$2.4 trillion in assets in 2017 and predicted that it would grow to $3.8tn of assets by 2023 (Thomson Reuters, 2018). Realising the importance of the industry, this book examines various issues on Accounting and Governance of Islamic financial institutions. In fact, the unique feature of Islamic financ that is based on the shariah principle warrants critical examination on various issues relating to accounting of Islamic financial transactions. Basically, business dealings are prohibited to contain...

  • chapter 7_accounting_musharakah_mutanaqisah_home_financing_Mahmoud et al.jpg.jpg
  • Chapter in Book


  • Authors: Al Homsi, Mahmoud; Muhamad Sori, Zulkarnain; Asadov, Alam (2019)

  • This chapter provides the discussion on accounting issues for Musharakah Mutanaqisah (MM) home financing in the case of Malaysia. Though the MM mode of financing has addressed the 'ambiguities and risk issues in conventional mortgage financing and the controversy that surrounds other financing packages like al Bai Bithaman Ajiland Bay al Inah (Mydin-Meera & Abdul-Razak, 2009), there are some practical issues in operating this mode of financing, as Islamic banks operate this type of contract more closely to conventional practice, thereby lacking the spirit of the contract itself ...

  • effects_shadow_economy_on_poverty_baharom et al.pdf.jpg
  • Chapter in Book


  • Authors: Nikopour, Hesam; Habibullah, Muzafar Shah; Din, Badariah H.; Baharom, Abdul Hamid (2019)

  • Poverty alleviation is at the top of the Millennium Development Goals' (MDGs) list of eight goals. In the year 2000, nearly all heads of states and governments met and reaffirmed their faith in the United Nations (UN) as necessary foundations of a more peaceful, prosperous and just world. At this meeting, the MDGs were adopted which the first goal is eradicate extreme poverty and hunger. The question of how to finance poverty reduction measures has been a major concern for policy makers and international organizations for many years. Although it is useful to focus on the quantity and quality of foreign aid and development assistance of donor communities, it is not the solution. In the...

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  • Book


  • Authors: Muhammad Abdulkarim, Fatima; Mirakhor, Abbas; Abdul Hamid, Baharom (2019)

  • Income inequality is a serious problem confronting not only the developed world but also developing countries. Recently, financialization has been one of the culprits identified in literature as one of the cause of income inequality. This book offers the only detailed presentation of the how financialization aided the spread of income inequality in Organization of Islamic Cooperation, OIC countries. Finance has taking a center stage in the affairs of most developing economies, surpassing the real sector of the economy. The result is the creation of an indebted society in which people are comfortable with financing their financial needs through credit. This creates a debt laden society...

  • financial_governance_dilemma_zulkarnain et al.jpg.jpg
  • Book


  • Authors: Hussain, Siti Noorbani; Muhamad Sori, Zulkarnain; Abdul Wahab, Sazali (2019)

  • This case study is written anonymously based on a real organization that exists in the industry and we examine the internal and external environment of the Koperasi. Few key issues are found such as poor performance of Koperasi, few business activities are not generating enough profit and returns of investment, lack of credibility, capabilities and accountability among the BODs as well as risk management issues.

  • a_statistical_model_of_the_firm_Belal.pdf.jpg
  • Journal Article


  • Authors: Baaquie, Belal E. (2019)

  • A model of the firm is proposed that considers the firm to be a stochastic and random entity described by an action functional and the Feynman path integral. The action functional is postulated based on the profit maximization principle. The Cobb-Douglas production function and the Solow-Swan model for capital input are employed to define a specific model for the firm's action functional. An option is defined on the profit of a firm in the framework of the statistical model. The option's price can be studied empirically. A profit and loss sharing system of wages is defined as an extension of fixed wages.

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  • Industry Article


  • Authors: Muneeza, Aishath (2019)

  • Outstanding employees for 2018 were honored during the Capital Market Development Authority (CMDA)'s 13th anniversary event held on the 10th February 2019 at Champa Central Hotel, Male. The chief guest of the ceremony, Minister of Finance and Treasury Ibrahim Ameer, emphasized in his speech the vision of the government to sustain Islamic finance in the country and to strategize the Maldives as a hub of Islamic finance.

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  • too_small_succeed_versus_too_big_fail_marjan_obiya_mansur.pdf.jpg
  • Journal Article


  • Authors: Naseri, Marjan; Bacha, Obiyathulla Ismath; Mohammed Masih, Abul Mansur (2020)

  • Even though large banks could imply large risks and heightened vulnerability for a country's macroeconomy, the presence of many small banks with similar behavior such as Islamic banks could also cause systemic risks. This article makes an initial attempt to investigate the impact of bank size on banking performance. Our study spans 12 emerging countries with dual banking systems and applies two-step dynamic system GMM estimator. The results show that size really does matter in the banking industry, and its impact on performance tends to be non-linear with a trade-off between profitability and efficiency. Comparing conventional with Islamic banks, we find that bank size has almost the ...

  • Islamic_wealth_management_issues_waqf_management_Malaysia_Shamsher.pdf.jpg
  • Chapter in Book


  • Authors: Ramadili Mohd, Shamsher Mohamad; Ariff, Mohamed (2020)

  • This chapter briefly examines ideas from Islamic wealth management and waqf concepts to see if there are ways in which human welfare can be better managed on a community-action level without the visible hands of the government. To do this, authors first examine the concept of Islamic wealth management, and then provide some discussion on how waqf assets already in place in all Islamic countries could be mobilised to meet the needs of communities for sustainable economic development as well as fairer ways of looking after the needs of the have-nots of societies.

  • structural changes_competition_and_bank_stability_Mansor et al.pdf.jpg
  • Journal Article


  • Authors: Ibrahim, Mansor H.; Salim, Kinan; Abojeib, Moutaz; Lau, Wee Yeap (2019)

  • This paper assesses Malaysia's competition landscape and its risk implications subsequent to conventional banking consolidation and Islamic banking penetration in the aftermath of the 1997/1998 Asian financial crisis. Employing a panel sample of conventional and Islamic commercial banks, it arrives at the following conclusions. First, the consolidation exercise, which has led to a significant reduction in the number of domestic commercial banks, has not stifled banking competition. Second, the paper provides empirical support for the competition-stability relationship, particularly for the conventional banking sector. Islamic banking sector risk appears to be neutral to market competi...

  • item.jpg
  • Master


  • Authors: Nkoba, Malik Abdulrahman (2019)

  • The spotlight of this study is to examine the relationship between microfinance and poverty with specific focus to OIC countries and Islamic Microfinance institutions (MFls). Using an unbalanced panel dataset covering of 2,904 microfinance institutions from 120 countries and applying two econometrics techniques: Generalized method of moments (GMM) and two stage least squares instrumental variable regression, my study fails to establish the positive role of microfinance institutions in alleviating poverty. Taking into account the endogeneity problem associated with microfinance loans and domestic credit, I show that microfinance institutions neither reach the poor nor the poorest. I fi...

  • item.jpg
  • PhD


  • Authors: Gulzar Mohd, Rosana (2019)

  • Despite the increase in studies on Islamic banks, there is a number of issues. Firstly, the comparison is with commercial banks although in reality, Islamic banks have strayed from their theoretical foundations of mutuality and profit-sharing. A more apt comparison is thus with cooperative banks, which share similar theoretical foundations with Islamic banks. Secondly, this comparison may unlock the stability puzzle for Islamic banks. While theoretically they are argued to be stabilising, empirically, the evidence is mixed. Several works concur with the notion of superior stability in Islamic compared to conventional banks but of late, there are increasing findings to the contrary. Th...

  • item.jpg
  • PhD


  • Authors: Omer, Gamal Salih (2019)

  • This research aims to examine the relationship between Islamic banks' profitability and shareholders' value with the market structures, ownership structures, and financial risk factors, and to test for any differences in these performances between the Islamic and conventional banks. The impacts of both market and ownership structures and financial risks of banking performance is recognized globally and critical for the banking industry. The market and ownership structures are considered pertinent as they indicate competitive environment in which banks can lower costs, extend access to finance, and build effectiveness while garnering impacts of the financial risks will promote financia...

  • item.jpg
  • Master


  • Authors: Adedamola, Adebumiti Qazeem (2019)

  • This thesis examines the Major Sukuk Defaults that have been experienced to date in the Islamic Capital Market. The total major cases that have been witnessed, according to Syed Ali (2016), are 10 major cases. A further dig by this study found that they are actually 11 major cases in total. Due to constraints and data availability, only 6 major cases were sampled. While previous studies have discussed Sukuk defaults from many perspectives, few attention have, so far, been given to issues in Sukuk default from a Shari'ah perspective. This study investigates some of the issues with the 6 major cases sampled from a Shari'ah perspective. Hence, the contribution of this research is germane...

  • item.jpg
  • Master


  • Authors: Hamzah, Nurrawaida Husna (2019)

  • The mainstream belief that finance contributes positively to an economy has been challenged in view of financial crises that hit economies worldwide, while the notion that Islamic finance is more stable than conventional finance has been criticised as the structure often mimic conventional financing. Amidst the rapid development of Islamic finance in Malaysia, the question of whether it contributes positively to the economy is never resolved. The present paper uses 'Islamic financing' and 'Islamic deposits' as proxies to analyse the relationship between Islamic financial development and economic growth. By employing vector error correction method (VECM) and variance decomposition (VDC...

  • item.jpg
  • Master


  • Authors: El Fadili, Imad (2019)

  • This thesis examines the role that Islamic social finance instruments can play to support the refugee crisis and its effects, faced by the Muslim community in the Netherlands. This research is the first study that is focused on Islamic social finance for refugee empowerment and integration in the Netherlands. The study highlights the entire journey of a refugee in the Netherlands, its challenges, the role of non-profit organizations as well as the opportunities for Islamic social finance. This thesis presents the Dutch Zakat and Waqf Institute (DZWI) model as a proposal to integrate zakat and waqf into the mainstream philanthropy sector in order to empower refugees. DZWI enables the M...

  • item.jpg
  • Master


  • Authors: Mohd Abdul Fatah, Fatin Nabilah (2019)

  • Malaysia has achieved access to over 90% ofschooling children and allocates a bulk of their budget to education yet the results and performance of students overall are still below average. In-depth interviews and desktop research were carried.out to understand the various issues the education system faces, focusing on the schooling, higher education and lifelong learning segments. Education is also a sector focus under social impact investment and models. Worldwide and locally, these have delivered various solutions to contribute to solving educational issues. These are explored and in light of the findings, a business model canvas of a school learning app is proposed as an additional...

  • application_blockchain_technology_crowdfunding_Aishath_Zakariya.pdf.jpg
  • Journal Article


  • Authors: Muneeza, Aishath; Mustapha, Zakariya (2019)

  • Technology has advanced with the spread of internet services. Statistics by the United States have estimated that internet facilities have been made available to over a third of the total world population and, in the same vein, access to mobile phones has been rendered to about 85 percent of the population. Crowdfunding finds widespread support via internet platforms and is gaining momentum as a means to empower people and businesses hitherto unable to access banking or access limited facilities therefrom. Today, it has become a mechanism for raising funds to build multi-billion-dollar industries. It is said that the difficulties encountered while struggling to source funds by newly-f...

  • chapter 9_shariah_committees_shariah_governance_Zulkarnain et al.jpg.jpg
  • Chapter in Book


  • Authors: Muhamad Sori, Zulkarnain; Ramadili Mohd, Shamsher Mohamad; Mohd Rasid, Mohamed Eskandar Shah (2019)

  • This chapter discusses some challenges of Shariah Committees In Islamic financial institutions in dispensing their responsibilities in mitigating the non-compliance risks. The concept of shariah governance has its foundation in the Qur'an and the Sunnah. Shariah (which literally means "the way") is the divinely ordained guidelines of conduct for Muslims in all aspects of their life, which includes financial matters. Any form of transaction, irrespective of financial or otherwise, must be free of any element of injustice to the transacting parties. For financial transactions, any elemerit or form of activity that could be construed as 'riba' or injustice to any of the participants in t...

  • chapter 8_application_Shariah_governance_framework_Islamic_financial_institutions_Zulkarnain et al.jpg.jpg
  • Chapter in Book


  • Authors: Muhamad Sori, Zulkarnain; Ramadili Mohd, Shamsher Mohamad; Mohd Rasid, Mohamed Eskandar Shah (2019)

  • This chapter provides discussion on a study that investigates the perceptions on shariah governance practices among Malaysian Islamic financial institutions. The chapter explores the effectiveness of implementation of Shariah Governance Framework among Malaysian IFIs with the focus on their level of commitment, the challenges and suggestions to further improve the effectiveness of implementation of this framework. The system of corporate control, effective and efficient governance that is consistent with shariah guidance has been an important agenda for Islamic Financial Institutions (IFIs) since the existence ofIslamic Finance in Malaysia. This is especially important in light of rap...

  • chapter 11_conclusion_Zulkarnain.jpg.jpg
  • Chapter in Book


  • Authors: Muhamad Sori, Zulkarnain (2019)

  • Islamic finance industry has grown rapidly over the last few years, where the 2018 Islamic Finance Development Report by Thomson Reuters reported that the year on year growth by of 11% to US$2.4 trillion in assets in 2017 and predicted that it would grow to $3.8tn of assets by 2023 (Thomson Reuters, 2018). Realising the importance of the industry, this book examines various issues on Accounting and Governance of Islamic financial institutions. In fact, the unique feature of Islamic financ that is based on the shariah principle warrants critical examination on various issues relating to accounting of Islamic financial transactions. Basically, business dealings are prohibited to contain...

  • chapter 7_accounting_musharakah_mutanaqisah_home_financing_Mahmoud et al.jpg.jpg
  • Chapter in Book


  • Authors: Al Homsi, Mahmoud; Muhamad Sori, Zulkarnain; Asadov, Alam (2019)

  • This chapter provides the discussion on accounting issues for Musharakah Mutanaqisah (MM) home financing in the case of Malaysia. Though the MM mode of financing has addressed the 'ambiguities and risk issues in conventional mortgage financing and the controversy that surrounds other financing packages like al Bai Bithaman Ajiland Bay al Inah (Mydin-Meera & Abdul-Razak, 2009), there are some practical issues in operating this mode of financing, as Islamic banks operate this type of contract more closely to conventional practice, thereby lacking the spirit of the contract itself ...

  • effects_shadow_economy_on_poverty_baharom et al.pdf.jpg
  • Chapter in Book


  • Authors: Nikopour, Hesam; Habibullah, Muzafar Shah; Din, Badariah H.; Baharom, Abdul Hamid (2019)

  • Poverty alleviation is at the top of the Millennium Development Goals' (MDGs) list of eight goals. In the year 2000, nearly all heads of states and governments met and reaffirmed their faith in the United Nations (UN) as necessary foundations of a more peaceful, prosperous and just world. At this meeting, the MDGs were adopted which the first goal is eradicate extreme poverty and hunger. The question of how to finance poverty reduction measures has been a major concern for policy makers and international organizations for many years. Although it is useful to focus on the quantity and quality of foreign aid and development assistance of donor communities, it is not the solution. In the...

  • item.jpg
  • Book


  • Authors: Muhammad Abdulkarim, Fatima; Mirakhor, Abbas; Abdul Hamid, Baharom (2019)

  • Income inequality is a serious problem confronting not only the developed world but also developing countries. Recently, financialization has been one of the culprits identified in literature as one of the cause of income inequality. This book offers the only detailed presentation of the how financialization aided the spread of income inequality in Organization of Islamic Cooperation, OIC countries. Finance has taking a center stage in the affairs of most developing economies, surpassing the real sector of the economy. The result is the creation of an indebted society in which people are comfortable with financing their financial needs through credit. This creates a debt laden society...

  • financial_governance_dilemma_zulkarnain et al.jpg.jpg
  • Book


  • Authors: Hussain, Siti Noorbani; Muhamad Sori, Zulkarnain; Abdul Wahab, Sazali (2019)

  • This case study is written anonymously based on a real organization that exists in the industry and we examine the internal and external environment of the Koperasi. Few key issues are found such as poor performance of Koperasi, few business activities are not generating enough profit and returns of investment, lack of credibility, capabilities and accountability among the BODs as well as risk management issues.

  • a_statistical_model_of_the_firm_Belal.pdf.jpg
  • Journal Article


  • Authors: Baaquie, Belal E. (2019)

  • A model of the firm is proposed that considers the firm to be a stochastic and random entity described by an action functional and the Feynman path integral. The action functional is postulated based on the profit maximization principle. The Cobb-Douglas production function and the Solow-Swan model for capital input are employed to define a specific model for the firm's action functional. An option is defined on the profit of a firm in the framework of the statistical model. The option's price can be studied empirically. A profit and loss sharing system of wages is defined as an extension of fixed wages.

  • the_maldives’s_vision_to_be_an_islamic_aishath.pdf.jpg
  • Industry Article


  • Authors: Muneeza, Aishath (2019)

  • Outstanding employees for 2018 were honored during the Capital Market Development Authority (CMDA)'s 13th anniversary event held on the 10th February 2019 at Champa Central Hotel, Male. The chief guest of the ceremony, Minister of Finance and Treasury Ibrahim Ameer, emphasized in his speech the vision of the government to sustain Islamic finance in the country and to strategize the Maldives as a hub of Islamic finance.