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A decade of research on Muslim entrepreneurship

Yusuf Hassan (Department of Organizational Behaviour and Human Resource Management Area, Indian Institute of Management Indore, Indore, India)

Journal of Islamic Marketing

ISSN: 1759-0833

Article publication date: 8 February 2021



The purpose of this study is two-fold. First, it proposes a definition of Muslim entrepreneurship and second, it synthesizes existing literature on Muslim entrepreneurship published in the past decade.


A systematic literature review technique has been used to identify and analyse the literature for a period between 2009 and 2019.


Results of the study suggest that there is a dearth of literature conceptualizing and operationalizing the concept of Muslim entrepreneurship in the management literature. Further, studies examining the factors which affect Muslim entrepreneurship practices are limited.

Research limitations/implications

The study has analysed only peer-reviewed articles from management literature.


A synthesis of the literature on Islamic entrepreneurship is missing. Also, literature proposing a comprehensive definition of the concept and summarizing the factors which affect Muslim entrepreneurship practices are absent.



Hassan, Y. (2021), "A decade of research on Muslim entrepreneurship", Journal of Islamic Marketing, Vol. ahead-of-print No. ahead-of-print.



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