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Entrepreneurship Development in Islamic Economics

New Developments in Islamic Economics

ISBN: 978-1-78756-284-4, eISBN: 978-1-78756-283-7

Publication date: 19 November 2018


Purpose – Entrepreneurship development has become a goal of many countries to achieve economic development. Islamic economics is concerned with marketing, trading, business and entrepreneurship activities. This chapter examines the role of entrepreneurship development in Islamic economics.

Methodology/approach – This chapter is purely theoretical in nature. Thus, the Glorious Qur’an, Hadith and other related documents are its major sources.

Findings – The discussion reveals that entrepreneurship development has the potential to promote economic growth and development, employment, self-reliance and national growth. The discussion identifies a lack of capital and financial support as a principal obstacle to the development of entrepreneurship and entrepreneurs. This chapter further reveals that the success of entrepreneurship development and other commercial activities requires organisation in terms of coordination, networking and sharing of resources, as well as cooperation between government, public sector, private sector and enterprise.

Originality/value –The chapter is original in its form and arrangement having emerged as a novel attempt and the first of its kind. The chapter has a pearl of value to the Islamic economists, entrepreneurs, academic circle, and all those who may consider it relevant for application in their desirable business and cherish the value of its standing.



Shinkafi, A.A. and Ali, N.A. (2018), "Entrepreneurship Development in Islamic Economics", Rahman, A.A. (Ed.) New Developments in Islamic Economics, Emerald Publishing Limited, Leeds, pp. 3-18.



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