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An analysis of the growth and rise of smaller Islamic banks in last decade

  • Omar Masood
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    Purpose - The purpose of this paper is to analyse the factors responsible for the rise and growth of smaller Islamic banks in the last decade. Design/methodology/approach - javax.xml.bind.JAXBElement@6136932b Findings - The results of this paper show higher Originality/value - Islamic banking represents a radical departure from conventional banking, and from the viewpoint of corporate governance; it embodies a number of interesting features since equity participation, risk and profit-and-loss sharing arrangements form the basis of Islamic financing. Using econometric techniques, this paper provides valuable insights as to the stability of Islamic banks and the factors responsible for the growth of smaller such institutions that has been witnessed in the last decade.

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    Article provided by Emerald Group Publishing in its journal Qualitative Research in Financial Markets.

    Volume (Year): 3 (2011)
    Issue (Month): 2 (August)
    Pages: 105-116

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    Handle: RePEc:eme:qrfmpp:v:3:y:2011:i:2:p:105-116
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