27 August 2013

Call for papers: "The Future of Islamic Banking"

For a special issue of the International Journal of Financial Services Management.

The unprecedented growth of Islamic banking in recent times, not only in Arabic or Islamic countries but also in non-Islamic countries, has given the industry a new level of popularity. Moreover, the recent worldwide financial meltdown triggered by the US subprime mortgage crisis has brought the supremacy of traditional interest-based banking system into question. As a result, scholars are increasingly tending to assess if the profit and loss sharing-based Islamic banking can be a sustainable competitor of, if not a direct alternative to, the traditional banking system.
The aim of this special issue therefore, is to provide a platform for researchers, industry practitioners, academics to bring diverse and counterfactual opinions towards enhancing a broader understanding about Islamic banking practice and its universal viability. To fulfill this objective, we welcome both theoretical and empirical papers contributing to an enhanced understanding of Islamic banking practices in the broader context.
Target topics relevant to this special issue of IJFSM include, but are not limited to
  • Key Shari'ah principles required in Islamic banking
  • Similarities and differences between Islamic and conventional banking in terms of their products, and services
  • Expansion strategy of Islamic banking worldwide
  • Risk taking behaviour and risk mitigating strategies of Islamic banks
  • Financial engineering and Islamic banking
  • Corporate governance issue in Islamic banks
  • Critical constraints in profit and loss sharing practices
  • The concept of green banking in Islamic banks
  • Determinants of efficiency or profitability of Islamic banks
  • Implementation of the Basel Accord on Islamic banking
Important Dates
Submission deadline: 15 November, 2013
Decision of accepted papers: 30 November, 2013
Reviews returned of accepted papers: 31 January, 2014
Resubmission of papers: 28 February, 2014
Final decision: 20 March, 2014

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