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Nexus between risk sharing vs non-risk sharing financing and economic growth of Bangladesh: ARDL bound testing and continuous wavelet transform (CWT) approach

Mohammad Ashraful Ferdous Chowdhury (Department of Business Administration, Shahjalal University of Science and Technology, Sylhet, Bangladesh)
Chowdhury Shahed Akbar (Practitioner of Islamic Finance Industry, Sylhet, Bangladesh)
Mohammad Shoyeb (Department of Economics, Metropolitan University, Sylhet, Bangladesh)

Managerial Finance

ISSN: 0307-4358

Article publication date: 14 May 2018

Issue publication date: 22 June 2018

Abstract

Purpose

The purpose of this paper is to examine the linkage between Islamic financing principles and economic growth (EG) by taking into consideration two Islamic Financing Principles: Risk Sharing and non-risk sharing separately.

Design/methodology/approach

The data for this study are obtained from the annual reports of all Islamic banks from Bangladesh using Bank scope database and annual report for the period 1984-2014. The research uses an Autoregressive Distributive Lags (ARDL) approach. For robustness, this study also employs a continuous wavelet transform approach.

Findings

The empirical findings reveal that the risk sharing instruments are positively related to the EG of the country. On the other hand, non-risk sharing instruments are negatively related to the EG of the country.

Research limitations/implications

The dominant use of non-risk sharing-based financing has undermined the greater possibility of Islamic banking to contribute more to the EG of the country. Banks and other financial institutions need to pay greater attention to systemic risk created by risk transfer and apply risk sharing methods of financing more vigorously to achieve greater equity, efficient allocation of resources, stability and growth of the financial system and welfare of the society as a whole.

Originality/value

This study has advanced the knowledge by examining the issue of Islamic financing principles and EG. This is probably one of the first attempts to find the linkage between Islamic financing principles and EG by taking into consideration two portfolios: risk sharing and non-risk sharing separately and provide significant insights for policy makers, market players and academicians.

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Citation

Chowdhury, M.A.F., Akbar, C.S. and Shoyeb, M. (2018), "Nexus between risk sharing vs non-risk sharing financing and economic growth of Bangladesh: ARDL bound testing and continuous wavelet transform (CWT) approach", Managerial Finance, Vol. 44 No. 6, pp. 739-758. https://doi.org/10.1108/MF-12-2016-0371

Publisher

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Emerald Publishing Limited

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