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COMMENNTS STAKEHOLDERS MODEL OF GOVERNANCE IN ISLAMIC ECONOMIC SYSTEM - Dr. Umer Chapra

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  • CHAPRA, MUHAMMAD UMER

    (Research Advisor, Islamic Research and Training Institute (IRTI))

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The main thrust of this valuable paper written by two highly qualified and respected scholars is that “the stakeholder theory of corporate governance finds strong roots in the Islamic economic system”. This leads the authors to argue that all stakeholders should participate in corporate decisions; that managers have a fiduciary duty to serve the interests of all stakeholders; and that the objective of the firm ought to be promotion of the interests of all stakeholders rather than those of just the shareholders. The paper then discusses property rights and contractual obligations in Islam and the rules of behavior prescribed by Islam to ensure that these rights and obligations are duly honored.

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  • Chapra, Muhammad Umer, 2004. "COMMENNTS STAKEHOLDERS MODEL OF GOVERNANCE IN ISLAMIC ECONOMIC SYSTEM - Dr. Umer Chapra," Islamic Economic Studies, The Islamic Research and Training Institute (IRTI), vol. 11, pages 65-69.
  • Handle: RePEc:ris:isecst:0070
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    1. Ahmed, Habib & Chapra, Mohammad Umar, 2002. "Corporate Governance in Islamic Financial Institution (Occasional Paper)," Occasional Papers 93, The Islamic Research and Teaching Institute (IRTI).
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