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Profit distribution management by Islamic banks: An empirical investigation

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  • Farook, Sayd
  • Hassan, M. Kabir
  • Clinch, Gregory

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The objective of this paper is to ascertain whether Islamic banks do in fact manage profit distributions and if so, what factors are associated with the extent of profit distribution management. The results suggest that most Islamic banks manage profit distributions, with the extent of profit distribution directly related to religiosity, financial development, asset composition, and existence of discretionary reserves, while it is inversely related to market familiarity with Islamic banking, market concentration, depositor funding reliance and the age of the Islamic bank.

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  • Farook, Sayd & Hassan, M. Kabir & Clinch, Gregory, 2012. "Profit distribution management by Islamic banks: An empirical investigation," The Quarterly Review of Economics and Finance, Elsevier, vol. 52(3), pages 333-347.
  • Handle: RePEc:eee:quaeco:v:52:y:2012:i:3:p:333-347
    DOI: 10.1016/j.qref.2012.04.007
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    1. Meslier, Céline & Risfandy, Tastaftiyan & Tarazi, Amine, 2017. "Dual market competition and deposit rate setting in Islamic and conventional banks," Economic Modelling, Elsevier, vol. 63(C), pages 318-333.
    2. Seho, Mirzet & Alaaabed, Alaa & Masih, Mansur, 2016. "Risk-Sharing Financing of Islamic Banks: Better Shielded Against Interest Rate Risk?," MPRA Paper 82558, University Library of Munich, Germany.
    3. Seho, Mirzet & Masih, Mansur, 2015. "Risk sharing financing of Islamic banks: interest free or interest based?," MPRA Paper 65230, University Library of Munich, Germany.
    4. repec:eee:riibaf:v:42:y:2017:i:c:p:404-421 is not listed on IDEAS
    5. Daher, Hassan & Masih, Mansur & Ibrahim, Mansor, 2015. "The unique risk exposures of Islamic banks’ capital buffers: A dynamic panel data analysis," Journal of International Financial Markets, Institutions and Money, Elsevier, vol. 36(C), pages 36-52.
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    7. Daher, Hassan & Masih, A.Mansur M. & Ibrahim, Mansor H., 2014. "Islamic Banks’ Capital Buffers: Unique Risk Exposures and the Disciplining Effects of Charter Values," MPRA Paper 56947, University Library of Munich, Germany.

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    Keywords

    Earnings management; Profit distribution; Determinants; Islamic banking;

    JEL classification:

    • E44 - Macroeconomics and Monetary Economics - - Money and Interest Rates - - - Financial Markets and the Macroeconomy
    • G21 - Financial Economics - - Financial Institutions and Services - - - Banks; Other Depository Institutions; Micro Finance Institutions; Mortgages
    • Z12 - Other Special Topics - - Cultural Economics - - - Religion

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