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This book demonstrates how the global market for Islamic financial services has shown strong growth in recent years and shown remarkable resilience during the global financial crisis. Drawing on a range of international perspectives from the Gulf Cooperation Council countries, Malaysia, Pakistan, Australia and Europe, this book explores the characteristics and performance of Islamic finance and banking and discusses future prospects. It offers a comprehensive theoretical framework for Shariah governance in Islamic financial institutions, explores Shariah-compliant equities, as well as issues in productivity, technology and efficiency. It includes a number of comparative studies on Islamic and conventional banks, Islamic and conventional unit trusts, and Islamic and conventional banks' product mixes. The challenges and opportunities for the expansion of Islamic finance and banking into Europe are explored through the contexts of the UK, Germany and Italy.
Dr Tina Harrison is Professor of Financial Services Marketing and Consumption at the University of Edinburgh Business School, UK. She is also the Editor of Palgrave's Journal of Financial Services Marketing. Dr Essam Ibrahim is Coordinator of the Marketing PhD Programme at the University of Edinburgh Business School, UK. He is also on the Editorial Board of Palgrave's Journal of Financial Services Marketing.
Introduction; Tina Harrison and Essam Ibrahim.- Chapter 1: Toward a comprehensive theoretical framework for Shariah governance in Islamic financial institutions; Siti Normala Sheikh Obid and Babak Naysary.- Chapter 2: Developing the Islamic Financial Services sector in Italy: An institutional theory perspective; Barbara Petracci and Hussain G Rammal.- Chapter 3: A comparative performance of conventional and Islamic unit trusts: Market timing and persistence evidence; Nafis Alam, Kin Boon Tang and Mohammad Shadique Rajjaque.- Chapter 4: Do customers patronize Islamic banks for Shari'a compliance?; Shakir Ullah and Kun-ho Lee.- Chapter 5: Islamic finance: Challenges and opportunities FREE; Hussain G Rammal.- Chapter 6: Challenges and opportunities for Islamic retail banking in the European context: Lessons to be learnt from a British-German comparison; Stefan Volk and Markus Pudelko.- Chapter 7: Bankers' perception towards Bai Salam method for agriculture financing in Pakistan; Ahmad Kaleem and Saima Ahmad.- Chapter 8: Shariah-compliant equities: Empirical evaluation of performance in the European market during credit crunch; Nafis Alam and Mohammad Shadique Rajjaque.- Chapter 9: Productivity, technology and efficiency of De Novo Islamic banks: Empirical evidence from Malaysia; Fadzlan Sufian.- Chapter 10: Bank-level stability factors and consumer confidence - A comparative study of Islamic and conventional banks' product mix; Kassim Hussein.
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