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  • Authors: Ndeye Djiba Ndiaye (2017)

  • Since small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) are drivers of economic growth and job creation in the emerging and developing economies, it is important to develop an evidence-based understanding of factors that drive small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) performance to provide an effective supply-side support. Applying the General-to-Specific modeling on World Bank Enterprise Survey data of 266 economies, this paper models five performance indicators based on 80 potential factors derived from firm characteristics, finance, informality, infrastructure, innovation and technology, regulation and taxes, trade and workforce concerning small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs). We fin...

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  • Journal Article


  • Authors: Shinaj Valangattil Shamsudheen; Aishath Muneeza (2022)

  • Though the lex loci applicable to Islamic financial institutions (IFIs) are derived from Shariah that embeds ethical and moral values, IFIs still face ethical dilemma. Since the leadership and managerial roles are played by both genders, it is imperative to understand the implication of their contribution in this. As such, the objective of this paper is to examine the influence of gender using the aspects of al-Ghazali's ethical philosophy in explaining the formation of ethical and unethical behavior within the purview of the Islamic finance industry of Malaysia, where both genders play a pivotal role in the industry. A total of 418 samples were collected from IFIs in Malaysia using a...

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  • Authors: Cikiryel, Burak (2017)

  • There are some fundamental problems encountered by developing countries such as over-accumulation of inefficient modes of saving, such as gold and real estate, dominance of banking sector as reflected in low public awareness towards risk-sharing instruments and alternatives, low share of public securities in household balance sheets. The fact that risk-sharing finance instruments can address most of the contemporary finance problems in an effective way, which forms the basis of this study. In this respect, the aim of this study is to illustrate case that a mudarabah-based public finance instrument can offer comparable better risk-return profile for investors ...

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  • 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.

  • derivatives_Islamic_finance_need_mechanism_ available_aun_shaista_ahcene.pdf.jpg
  • Journal Article


  • Authors: Syed Aun Raza Rizvi; Shaista Arshad; Ahcene Lahsasna (2014)

  • The research is an attempt to have an overview of the need for derivatives and their possible role in Islamic finance, stressing on the Shariah qualification and prohibitions on the controversial conventional derivative products. This research focuses on the derivative products and their role in risk management measures. Islamic financial industry has shown tremendous growth over the past decade but the management of risk is still an unresolved issue in the trillion-dollar Shariah-compliant industry. This paper attempts at having a continuous elaboration on the derivatives from a conventional perspective and closest alternatives that are available in Islamic finance. The findings sugg...

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  • Authors: Wang, Miao (2016)

  • FDI is the central topic of contemporary economics. Its role in propping up the economy has long been demonstrated, and the FDI inflow is thus competed fiercely by OIC member countries for the sake of economic development. To succeed in bringing in FDI, however, requires governments to identify and analyze the determinant factors of FDI. For this purpose, we use multilinear regression to process the data of FDI and its possible determinants variables within the OIC members from 1992 to 2010 ...

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  • Journal Article


  • Authors: Mohammed Hariri Bakri; Fadzlan Sufian; Baharom Abdul Hamid; Shafinar Ismail (2018)

  • Malaysian firms have been reported to be involved in Asset-Backed Securities since 1986 when Cagamas Bhd was the pioneer in the field. This research aims to examine the factors influencing spread in Malaysia's securitization market. In order to provide a test of stability and a choice of model, the multicollinearity test was conducted by providing information on the degree of correlation between the explanotary variables used in the multivariate regression analysis. Ordinary Least Square method was used for baseline, and panel data analysis was applied during the study period (2004-2012) for a more robust check of the analysis. The data were obtained from 90 non-financial firms or ins...

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  • Authors: Rosnani Rasul (2017)

  • Understanding the determinants of portfolio investment inflows is imperative in a region highly susceptible to large amount of capital inflows like ASEAN. And to formulate the right policy, intervention and upgrade, ASEAN needs to have a good grasp on these determinants before it can manage volatile capital flows and the accompanying disruptive potential. Although a number of studies focusing on the drivers of gross capital inflows into EMEs has been established, one on ASEAN's has been largerly left out. The need for studying gross inflows is simple, as its movement has direct implication on financial stability and the vulnerability of the overall financial system ...

  • Determinants_contributing_primary_market_spread_securitization_Malaysia_Baharom et al.pdf.jpg
  • Journal Article


  • Authors: Ngau Duo Seng; Mohammed Hariri Bakri; Samer Ali Al Shami; Baharom Abdul Hamid; Nurazilah Zainal (2020)

  • During the year 1997, the Asian financial crisis disclosed the inherent weaknesses of the financial market in Asia. Organisations had an over-dependence to the banks as the primary sources of fund is one of the reasons why companies faced difficulty during the financial crisis. One of the factors that contributed to the financial crisis was that organizations failed to diversify their financing structure. It is to be noted that when organisations want to source for funds, they can either issue stocks, bonds or finance from banks locally or globally. Source capital from equity and borrowing through debt is considered difficult, expensive and will distort the financial leverage of the c...

  • determinants_driving_bank_performance_poi_shamsher_ariff.pdf.jpg
  • Journal Article


  • Authors: Poi Hun Sun; Shamsher Mohamad Ramadili Mohd; Mohamed Ariff (2017)

  • This paper extracts key variables from documented findings on bank intermediation margins of two types of banks in the Organisation of Islamic Countries. The intermediation margins used as the dependent variable are: net interest margins of conventional banks and the net profit margins of Islamic banks. To overcome the endogeneity issue of variables, an appropriate econometric procedure namely the dynamic Generalized Method of Moments is applied using data from 105 commercial banks over 14 years. The results are interesting: there is a significant difference in the margins across the two types of banks, 2.17% and 1.61% respectively. Capital adequacy, management quality, and diversific...

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  • Authors: Mobin, Mohammad Ashraful (2015)

  • The ability of banks in giving out loans and investments depends very much on their ability of attracting deposits. Unlike its conventional counterpart, Islamic principles forbid Islamic banks to take any interest-related income amid the fact that deposits are an important source of fund for its operational and financing. Consequently, the risk of deposit withdrawal by depositors is an important aspect that should be well managed in both conventional and Islamic banking system. Therefore, the objective of this study is to examine the effect of selected economic and bank specific variables on deposits placed at the Islamic and conventional banks ...

  • Determinants_of_capital_structure_ramazan_mansur_obiyathulla.pdf.jpg
  • Journal Article


  • Authors: Yildirim, Ramazan; Mohammed Masih, Abul Mansur; Bacha, Obiyathulla Ismath (2018)

  • Many Muslim individual and institutional investors seek to invest only in stocks that are compliant with the Shari'ah (i.e. Islamic law). Among others, Dow Jones addressed this demand and has developed their proprietary screening methodologies to identify Shari'ah compliant firms (SC). One key factor that distinguishes SC firms from their non-compliant peers (SNC) is that the former is not allowed to cross the leverage threshold of 33%. Due to the restrictions imposed on them, it is expected that SC firms exhibit different capital structure compared to the SNC firms. The purpose of this initial comparative study is to analyze the most reliable debt determinants identified in the liter...

  • PhD_Determinants_demand-side_intention_use_Islamic_home_financing_supply-side_challenges_Zulfiqar.pdf.jpg
  • PhD


  • Authors: Zulfiqar Ali Khan (2019)

  • The aim of this research is to examine the issues and challenges of the Islamic home financing market Afghanistan as the country is facing substantial housing shortage due to its growing population and unavailability of land in the major cities where unclear land titles, lack of legal and regulatory frameworks, absence of national housing policies and foreclosure laws constituted major barriers. These problems are compounded with the lack of supply of housing finance and people's low financial capacity to take bank loans and financing. This study first examines the current Islamic banking legal and regulatory framework ...

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  • Authors: Alhamdani, Gamal Nassar Ali (2017)

  • Technology Startups (TSs) are critical to develop economic capacity, support innovation and stimulate entrepreneurial spirit In a nation. As TSs embark on innovative and disruptive journeys, they face their biggest challenge: financing. This study aims to examine the determinants of financing among TSs in Malaysia while critically examining the role of Islamic Finance. The study adopts a triangulation methodological approach, which consists of questionnaire survey and semi-structured interviews. It focuses on Malaysian technology startups, entrepreneurs and their financing needs mainly at two stages: the early stage and the later stage. The study examines the following dependent varia...

  • determinants_flood_fatalities_baharom.pdf.jpg
  • Journal Article


  • Authors: Jaharudin Padli; Muzafar Shah Habibullah; Baharom Abdul Hamid (2013)

  • There is available evidence from different parts of the world that floods and storm account for about 67 percent of the natural disasters. While, earthquake, landslides, drought, extreme temperature, wildfire and volcano eruptions contribute to the remaining 23 percent. In many developing countries, the frequent occurrences of natural disasters, particularly floods are not uncommon. Yearly recurrence of floods bring devastate economies. The objective of the present study is to investigate factors that can mitigate the impact of floods on human fatalities and damages. We use a panel of 79 countries for the period of 1981-2005 and employ the two-step system GMM estimator to show...

  • Determinants _of_foreign_banking_activity_in_Malaysia_Khan_Saiful.pdf.jpg
  • Journal Article


  • Authors: Ahmad, Khan Masood; Rosly, Saiful Azhar (1995)

  • This paper studies the factors which determine the level of activity of foreign banks in the Malaysian economy, in the contect of the policy framework laid down by the central bank of the country. The authors conclude that, with trade financing as the the main activity of foreign banks, they did not benefit much from the growth of the economy per se. What has actually happened is that the business growth of domestic banks has been at the expense of foreign banks.

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  • PhD


  • Authors: Mobin, Mohammad Ashraful (2017)

  • The microfinance industry can reach the poor in large scale and yet attain profitability. To maintain these two objectives which is known as double bottom line, microfinance institutions (MFIs) have to find the right balance between financial sustainability and social performance. However, there have been considerable debates on whether the goals of the double bottom line have been compromised. It is argued that to attain profitability, MFIs have allegedly shifted away from its mandate of serving the poorest borrowers in pursuit of financial sustainability. This phenomenon is described as "mission drift" ...

  • determinants_perceived_auditor_independence_Malaysian_financially_distressed_companies_zulkarnain.pdf.jpg
  • Journal Article


  • Authors: Dharmaraj, Joyce Christina; Muhamad Sori, Zulkarnain; Mohd Saat, Nur Ashikin (2017)

  • The determinants of perceived auditor independence were identified for financially distressed companies in Malaysia. These determinants included country-specific variables such as ethnicity - specifically, of the external auditor, directors, and majority shareholders - and political connection. A survey captured the perceptions of practitioners registered with the Malaysian Institute of Accountants and the data was factor analyzed. The focus on financially distressed companies and the inclusion of country-specific variables resulted in a different combination of determinants from existing auditor independence literature.

  • PhD_Determinants_of_perceptions_of_Islamic_banks_performance_Ahmed_Abdelgadir.pdf.jpg
  • PhD


  • Authors: Elobeid Mohamed, Ahmed Abdelgadir (2017)

  • This imbalance nature of Islamic bank's performance is of great concern, which motivates this research, which is to examine the determinants of the imbalance of the imbalance nature of Islamic banks' performance in Sudan. In doing so, it seeks to fulfill three main objectives, namely examining the imbalance nature of Islamic banks' performance in Sudan, examining the awareness of the policy makers and the Islamic banks' managers to this imbalance nature, and to investigate its determinants ...

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  • Authors: Chowdhury, Mohammad Ashraful Ferdous; Mohd Rasid, Mohamed Eskandar Shah (2017)

  • The main objective of this study is to identify the main determinants of the Islamic banks' performance in Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) regions. The research uses both static model (fixed effects and random effects) and Generalized method of Moments (GMM). The data for this study are obtained from the annual reports of 29 Islamic banks from GCC countries using Bankscope database for the period from 2005 to 2013. The empirical findings reveal that Islamic banks' specific factors such as the equity financing and bank size are positive and statistically significant to the profitability of Islamic banks. The operating efficiency ratio is negatively and statistically significant to retur...

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  • Authors: Ndeye Djiba Ndiaye (2017)

  • Since small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) are drivers of economic growth and job creation in the emerging and developing economies, it is important to develop an evidence-based understanding of factors that drive small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) performance to provide an effective supply-side support. Applying the General-to-Specific modeling on World Bank Enterprise Survey data of 266 economies, this paper models five performance indicators based on 80 potential factors derived from firm characteristics, finance, informality, infrastructure, innovation and technology, regulation and taxes, trade and workforce concerning small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs). We fin...

  • depicting_ethical_dilemma_Islamic_financial_institutions_addressing_gender_heterogeneity_Muneeza.pdf.jpg
  • Journal Article


  • Authors: Shinaj Valangattil Shamsudheen; Aishath Muneeza (2022)

  • Though the lex loci applicable to Islamic financial institutions (IFIs) are derived from Shariah that embeds ethical and moral values, IFIs still face ethical dilemma. Since the leadership and managerial roles are played by both genders, it is imperative to understand the implication of their contribution in this. As such, the objective of this paper is to examine the influence of gender using the aspects of al-Ghazali's ethical philosophy in explaining the formation of ethical and unethical behavior within the purview of the Islamic finance industry of Malaysia, where both genders play a pivotal role in the industry. A total of 418 samples were collected from IFIs in Malaysia using a...

  • item.jpg
  • Master


  • Authors: Cikiryel, Burak (2017)

  • There are some fundamental problems encountered by developing countries such as over-accumulation of inefficient modes of saving, such as gold and real estate, dominance of banking sector as reflected in low public awareness towards risk-sharing instruments and alternatives, low share of public securities in household balance sheets. The fact that risk-sharing finance instruments can address most of the contemporary finance problems in an effective way, which forms the basis of this study. In this respect, the aim of this study is to illustrate case that a mudarabah-based public finance instrument can offer comparable better risk-return profile for investors ...

  • 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.

  • derivatives_Islamic_finance_need_mechanism_ available_aun_shaista_ahcene.pdf.jpg
  • Journal Article


  • Authors: Syed Aun Raza Rizvi; Shaista Arshad; Ahcene Lahsasna (2014)

  • The research is an attempt to have an overview of the need for derivatives and their possible role in Islamic finance, stressing on the Shariah qualification and prohibitions on the controversial conventional derivative products. This research focuses on the derivative products and their role in risk management measures. Islamic financial industry has shown tremendous growth over the past decade but the management of risk is still an unresolved issue in the trillion-dollar Shariah-compliant industry. This paper attempts at having a continuous elaboration on the derivatives from a conventional perspective and closest alternatives that are available in Islamic finance. The findings sugg...

  • item.jpg
  • Master


  • Authors: Wang, Miao (2016)

  • FDI is the central topic of contemporary economics. Its role in propping up the economy has long been demonstrated, and the FDI inflow is thus competed fiercely by OIC member countries for the sake of economic development. To succeed in bringing in FDI, however, requires governments to identify and analyze the determinant factors of FDI. For this purpose, we use multilinear regression to process the data of FDI and its possible determinants variables within the OIC members from 1992 to 2010 ...

  • determinant_securitization_spread_malaysia_baharom et al.pdf.jpg
  • Journal Article


  • Authors: Mohammed Hariri Bakri; Fadzlan Sufian; Baharom Abdul Hamid; Shafinar Ismail (2018)

  • Malaysian firms have been reported to be involved in Asset-Backed Securities since 1986 when Cagamas Bhd was the pioneer in the field. This research aims to examine the factors influencing spread in Malaysia's securitization market. In order to provide a test of stability and a choice of model, the multicollinearity test was conducted by providing information on the degree of correlation between the explanotary variables used in the multivariate regression analysis. Ordinary Least Square method was used for baseline, and panel data analysis was applied during the study period (2004-2012) for a more robust check of the analysis. The data were obtained from 90 non-financial firms or ins...

  • PhD_The_determinants_dynamics_of_portfolio_investment_Rosnani.pdf.jpg
  • PhD


  • Authors: Rosnani Rasul (2017)

  • Understanding the determinants of portfolio investment inflows is imperative in a region highly susceptible to large amount of capital inflows like ASEAN. And to formulate the right policy, intervention and upgrade, ASEAN needs to have a good grasp on these determinants before it can manage volatile capital flows and the accompanying disruptive potential. Although a number of studies focusing on the drivers of gross capital inflows into EMEs has been established, one on ASEAN's has been largerly left out. The need for studying gross inflows is simple, as its movement has direct implication on financial stability and the vulnerability of the overall financial system ...

  • Determinants_contributing_primary_market_spread_securitization_Malaysia_Baharom et al.pdf.jpg
  • Journal Article


  • Authors: Ngau Duo Seng; Mohammed Hariri Bakri; Samer Ali Al Shami; Baharom Abdul Hamid; Nurazilah Zainal (2020)

  • During the year 1997, the Asian financial crisis disclosed the inherent weaknesses of the financial market in Asia. Organisations had an over-dependence to the banks as the primary sources of fund is one of the reasons why companies faced difficulty during the financial crisis. One of the factors that contributed to the financial crisis was that organizations failed to diversify their financing structure. It is to be noted that when organisations want to source for funds, they can either issue stocks, bonds or finance from banks locally or globally. Source capital from equity and borrowing through debt is considered difficult, expensive and will distort the financial leverage of the c...

  • determinants_driving_bank_performance_poi_shamsher_ariff.pdf.jpg
  • Journal Article


  • Authors: Poi Hun Sun; Shamsher Mohamad Ramadili Mohd; Mohamed Ariff (2017)

  • This paper extracts key variables from documented findings on bank intermediation margins of two types of banks in the Organisation of Islamic Countries. The intermediation margins used as the dependent variable are: net interest margins of conventional banks and the net profit margins of Islamic banks. To overcome the endogeneity issue of variables, an appropriate econometric procedure namely the dynamic Generalized Method of Moments is applied using data from 105 commercial banks over 14 years. The results are interesting: there is a significant difference in the margins across the two types of banks, 2.17% and 1.61% respectively. Capital adequacy, management quality, and diversific...

  • item.jpg
  • Master


  • Authors: Mobin, Mohammad Ashraful (2015)

  • The ability of banks in giving out loans and investments depends very much on their ability of attracting deposits. Unlike its conventional counterpart, Islamic principles forbid Islamic banks to take any interest-related income amid the fact that deposits are an important source of fund for its operational and financing. Consequently, the risk of deposit withdrawal by depositors is an important aspect that should be well managed in both conventional and Islamic banking system. Therefore, the objective of this study is to examine the effect of selected economic and bank specific variables on deposits placed at the Islamic and conventional banks ...

  • Determinants_of_capital_structure_ramazan_mansur_obiyathulla.pdf.jpg
  • Journal Article


  • Authors: Yildirim, Ramazan; Mohammed Masih, Abul Mansur; Bacha, Obiyathulla Ismath (2018)

  • Many Muslim individual and institutional investors seek to invest only in stocks that are compliant with the Shari'ah (i.e. Islamic law). Among others, Dow Jones addressed this demand and has developed their proprietary screening methodologies to identify Shari'ah compliant firms (SC). One key factor that distinguishes SC firms from their non-compliant peers (SNC) is that the former is not allowed to cross the leverage threshold of 33%. Due to the restrictions imposed on them, it is expected that SC firms exhibit different capital structure compared to the SNC firms. The purpose of this initial comparative study is to analyze the most reliable debt determinants identified in the liter...

  • PhD_Determinants_demand-side_intention_use_Islamic_home_financing_supply-side_challenges_Zulfiqar.pdf.jpg
  • PhD


  • Authors: Zulfiqar Ali Khan (2019)

  • The aim of this research is to examine the issues and challenges of the Islamic home financing market Afghanistan as the country is facing substantial housing shortage due to its growing population and unavailability of land in the major cities where unclear land titles, lack of legal and regulatory frameworks, absence of national housing policies and foreclosure laws constituted major barriers. These problems are compounded with the lack of supply of housing finance and people's low financial capacity to take bank loans and financing. This study first examines the current Islamic banking legal and regulatory framework ...

  • item.jpg
  • PhD


  • Authors: Alhamdani, Gamal Nassar Ali (2017)

  • Technology Startups (TSs) are critical to develop economic capacity, support innovation and stimulate entrepreneurial spirit In a nation. As TSs embark on innovative and disruptive journeys, they face their biggest challenge: financing. This study aims to examine the determinants of financing among TSs in Malaysia while critically examining the role of Islamic Finance. The study adopts a triangulation methodological approach, which consists of questionnaire survey and semi-structured interviews. It focuses on Malaysian technology startups, entrepreneurs and their financing needs mainly at two stages: the early stage and the later stage. The study examines the following dependent varia...

  • determinants_flood_fatalities_baharom.pdf.jpg
  • Journal Article


  • Authors: Jaharudin Padli; Muzafar Shah Habibullah; Baharom Abdul Hamid (2013)

  • There is available evidence from different parts of the world that floods and storm account for about 67 percent of the natural disasters. While, earthquake, landslides, drought, extreme temperature, wildfire and volcano eruptions contribute to the remaining 23 percent. In many developing countries, the frequent occurrences of natural disasters, particularly floods are not uncommon. Yearly recurrence of floods bring devastate economies. The objective of the present study is to investigate factors that can mitigate the impact of floods on human fatalities and damages. We use a panel of 79 countries for the period of 1981-2005 and employ the two-step system GMM estimator to show...

  • Determinants _of_foreign_banking_activity_in_Malaysia_Khan_Saiful.pdf.jpg
  • Journal Article


  • Authors: Ahmad, Khan Masood; Rosly, Saiful Azhar (1995)

  • This paper studies the factors which determine the level of activity of foreign banks in the Malaysian economy, in the contect of the policy framework laid down by the central bank of the country. The authors conclude that, with trade financing as the the main activity of foreign banks, they did not benefit much from the growth of the economy per se. What has actually happened is that the business growth of domestic banks has been at the expense of foreign banks.

  • Phd_The_determinants_of_mission_drift_in_microfinance_and_threshold_of_outreach_financial_stability_Ashraful_Mobin.pdf.jpg
  • PhD


  • Authors: Mobin, Mohammad Ashraful (2017)

  • The microfinance industry can reach the poor in large scale and yet attain profitability. To maintain these two objectives which is known as double bottom line, microfinance institutions (MFIs) have to find the right balance between financial sustainability and social performance. However, there have been considerable debates on whether the goals of the double bottom line have been compromised. It is argued that to attain profitability, MFIs have allegedly shifted away from its mandate of serving the poorest borrowers in pursuit of financial sustainability. This phenomenon is described as "mission drift" ...

  • determinants_perceived_auditor_independence_Malaysian_financially_distressed_companies_zulkarnain.pdf.jpg
  • Journal Article


  • Authors: Dharmaraj, Joyce Christina; Muhamad Sori, Zulkarnain; Mohd Saat, Nur Ashikin (2017)

  • The determinants of perceived auditor independence were identified for financially distressed companies in Malaysia. These determinants included country-specific variables such as ethnicity - specifically, of the external auditor, directors, and majority shareholders - and political connection. A survey captured the perceptions of practitioners registered with the Malaysian Institute of Accountants and the data was factor analyzed. The focus on financially distressed companies and the inclusion of country-specific variables resulted in a different combination of determinants from existing auditor independence literature.

  • PhD_Determinants_of_perceptions_of_Islamic_banks_performance_Ahmed_Abdelgadir.pdf.jpg
  • PhD


  • Authors: Elobeid Mohamed, Ahmed Abdelgadir (2017)

  • This imbalance nature of Islamic bank's performance is of great concern, which motivates this research, which is to examine the determinants of the imbalance of the imbalance nature of Islamic banks' performance in Sudan. In doing so, it seeks to fulfill three main objectives, namely examining the imbalance nature of Islamic banks' performance in Sudan, examining the awareness of the policy makers and the Islamic banks' managers to this imbalance nature, and to investigate its determinants ...

  • determinants_of_performance_2728.jpg.jpg
  • Chapter in Book


  • Authors: Chowdhury, Mohammad Ashraful Ferdous; Mohd Rasid, Mohamed Eskandar Shah (2017)

  • The main objective of this study is to identify the main determinants of the Islamic banks' performance in Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) regions. The research uses both static model (fixed effects and random effects) and Generalized method of Moments (GMM). The data for this study are obtained from the annual reports of 29 Islamic banks from GCC countries using Bankscope database for the period from 2005 to 2013. The empirical findings reveal that Islamic banks' specific factors such as the equity financing and bank size are positive and statistically significant to the profitability of Islamic banks. The operating efficiency ratio is negatively and statistically significant to retur...