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The Role of Good Corporate Governance and Accounting in Islamic Financial Institutions

Research in Corporate and Shari’ah Governance in the Muslim World: Theory and Practice

ISBN: 978-1-78973-008-1, eISBN: 978-1-78973-007-4

Publication date: 20 May 2019

Abstract

Islamic financial institutions offer a different paradigm from conventional institutions. From corporate governance (CG) viewpoint, it embodies a number of interesting features since equity participation and profit-and-loss sharing arrangements form the basis of Islamic financing. These financial arrangements imply different stakeholder relationships and governance structures, and distinct from the conventional model since depositors have a direct financial stake in the bank's investment and equity participations. On top of that, the Islamic bank is subject to an additional layer of governance since the suitability of its investment and financing must be in strict conformity with Islamic law and the expectations of the Muslim community. Other form of governance such as accounting standards have also been an issue whether they have met the reporting requirement of Islamic financial institutions that carry title as “Islamic” as there is no uniformity. Therefore, there should be concerted efforts to revisit the existing good CG and accounting standards for Islamic financial institutions.

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Mukhlisin, M. and Nofianti, L. (2019), "The Role of Good Corporate Governance and Accounting in Islamic Financial Institutions", Azid, T., Alnodel, A.A. and Qureshi, M.A. (Ed.) Research in Corporate and Shari’ah Governance in the Muslim World: Theory and Practice, Emerald Publishing Limited, Bingley, pp. 115-126. https://doi.org/10.1108/978-1-78973-007-420191010

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