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Executive compensation: the role ofShari'a compliance


  • William Marty Martin
  • Karen Hunt-Ahmed


Purpose - The purpose of this paper is to illuminate issues surrounding executive compensation as it relates to current understandings of Islamic business law. Design/methodology/approach - The emerging bodies of literature in the fields of executive compensation and opinions of stock options under Findings - It appears that the trend in offering employee stock options as part of a Research limitations/implications - Existing quantitative data in this area are limited. Given the qualitative, exploratory nature of the design, generalizability is not as robust as other designs. Practical implications - The paper makes recommendations about the inclusion of employee stock options as part of a Originality/value - This paper advances the extant literature on the ethics of executive compensation in general as well as adding to the extant literature on

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  • William Marty Martin & Karen Hunt-Ahmed, 2011. "Executive compensation: the role ofShari'a compliance," International Journal of Islamic and Middle Eastern Finance and Management, Emerald Group Publishing, vol. 4(3), pages 196-210, August.
  • Handle: RePEc:eme:imefpp:v:4:y:2011:i:3:p:196-210

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