International Journal of Business and Society

A biannual journal of scholarly works in business and economics. Published by University Malaysia Sarawak.

Articles from Vol. 18, No. S1, 2017

Coskewness in Islamic, Socially Responsible and Conventional Mutual Funds: An Asset Pricing Test
(ProQuest: ... denotes formulae omitted.)1.INTRODUCTIONThe literature in empirical asset pricing has relied, for the most part, on normality of returns. But the mean-variance frontier is only consistent with traditional utility theory if either stock...
Cross-Country Panel Data Evidence of the Determinants of Liquidity Risk in Islamic Banks: A Contingency Theory Approach
1.INTRODUCTIONBanks, globally, have experienced tremendous liquidity problem during and after the financial crisis of2007-2008. During the pre-crisis (2004-2006) bubble formation periods, several major drawbacks such as the collapse of Bear Sterns, the...
Disclosure of Shari'ah Non-Compliance Income by Islamic Banks in Malaysia and Bahrain
1.INTRODUCTIONIslamic banks are exposed to a unique set of risks such as equity investment risk and displaced commercial risk; among the most critical risk is the Shari'ah non-compliance risk. Shari'ah non-compliance risk highlights possible failure...
Do Socio-Economic Factors Matter for the Financial Development of a Muslim Country? a Study in Bangladesh Banking Sector
(ProQuest: ... denotes formulae omitted.)1.INTRODUCTIONThe relationship between socio-economic growth and economic development is indispensable. A country's economic growth and its institutional reform largely influence its population, culture, and its...
Explaining the Decision to Choose Islamic Mortgage Financing: The Case of East Malaysia
1.INTRODUCTIONBack in 1983, Islamic mortgage financing is brought to the Malaysian mortgage market and Bank Islam Malaysia Berhad (BIMB) was the first Islamic mortgage financing provider in the nation. The muslim and non-muslim populations in Malaysia...
Halal Ecosystem: Prospect for Growth in Bangladesh
1.INTRODUCTIONIn today's increasingly globalized world, the Islamic economy has been continuously evolving and requiring companies to provide products and services that meet their faith-based needs. The core two sectors that are structurally affected...
Islamic Banking and Performance in the Asean Banking Industry: A Topsis Approach with Probabilistic Weights
(ProQuest: ... denotes formulae omitted.)1.INTRODUCTIONAccurately predicting financial performance and providing proper guidelines builds investors' confidence. Measuring the performance of the banking sector has remained significantly important for...
Islamic Finance and Socio-Economic Transformation in Asia
Islamic finance has been experiencing a double digit growth rate over a decade now. The system, as an alternative to conventional financial system, promotes ethical investment, entrepreneurship in a profit-and-loss sharing basis, and overall an interest-free...
Is There Any Difference between Islamic and Conventional Microfinance? Evidence from Bangladesh
1.INTRODUCTIONAlthough conceptually Islamic microfinance is different from conventional microfinance but it is a question that whether itsreal operation is different from the conventional microfinance or otherwise. Very few case studies have been done...
Muslim Attitude towards Participation in Cash Waqf: Antecedents and Consequences
1.INTRODUCTIONWaqf, in the Arabic language, means to stop, contain, or preserve. In Islamic terms, waqf is an act of holding certain property and preserving it for the confined benefit of certain philanthropy that disallows any use or disposition of...
Pricing of Bai Salam: An Analytical Perspective
(ProQuest: ... denotes formulae omitted.)1.INTRODUCTIONBai Salam is being considered a desirable source of financing for anyone looking for funds to support his business. The al-musallim is the owner of capital who have excess funds and who will be buying...
Revisiting the Aaoifi Shariah Standards' Stock Screening Criteria
1.INTRODUCTIONShari'ah compliant financial markets are considered part and parcel of the Islamic financial system and of the real economy in many jurisdictions. Above all, the propagation of the Islamic capital market (ICM) tremendously contributed to...
The Islamic Microfinancing Contributions on Sustainable Livelihood of the Borrowers in Bangladesh
1. INTRODUCTIONThe sustainable livelihood is the key issues over the world. Which comprises of the capabilities, assets and activities required for a means of living where one can cope with and recover from external stress and shocks, and maintain or...
The Role of Islamic Ethics to Prevent Corporate Fraud
1.INTRODUCTIONIn recent years, public and business communities have been surprised by the exposure of many corporate scandals and accounting fraud committed by company managers. This has disappointed many stakeholders, as, after the financial crisis...
Towards a Shari'ah Compliant Equity-Based Crowdfunding for the Halal Industry in Malaysia
1.INTRODUCTIONMalaysia envisions becoming an advanced economy by 2020. This goal is determined by its level of social and economic development. The prosperity of the nation as well as the healthy growth of the economy is pivotal for the country to achieve...
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