Special issue on Islamic banking and finance

Qualitative Research in Financial Markets

ISSN: 1755-4179

Article publication date: 13 April 2010


(2010), "Special issue on Islamic banking and finance", Qualitative Research in Financial Markets, Vol. 2 No. 1. https://doi.org/10.1108/qrfm.2010.40702aaa.003



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Special issue on Islamic banking and finance

Article Type: Call for papers From: Qualitative Research in Financial Markets, Volume 2, Issue 1

Guest Editor: Omar Masood, Business School, University of East London

Islamic banking has emerged as one of the fastest-growing industry sectors over recent years. The main issues of concern are the conceptual framework and viability of interest-free banking, and the assessment of its performance and future. For Islamic banking to grow further and develop there are many challenges relating to financing instruments, market structure and market regulation. The aim of the special issue is to provide a central platform and communication channel for researchers, academics, business leaders and industry practitioners relating to Islamic Banking. The key contextual challenges in the Islamic finance industry today include the innovations and developments at the leading edge of the field, and the long-term impact, scope and authenticity of these ideas in the context of an Islamic community and way of life.

Subject coverage

Topics of interest include, but are not limited to:

  • The Shari'ah requirements in Islamic banking.

  • Islamic financial products and their similarity to conventional banking products.

  • Islamic banking techniques and their conformity with the Islamic Shari'ah.

  • Financial innovation and Islamic banking.

  • The impact of the Basel II Capital Accord on Islamic banking.

  • Islamic banking and corporate governance.

  • Islamic banking and securitization.

  • Risk management in Islamic finance.

The journal

Launched in 2009, Qualitative Research in Financial Markets provides an international, peer-reviewed forum to explore the burgeoning research activity in finance that uses qualitative methods. Building on a long pedigree of finance research, the journal will publish innovative analyses and novel insights into financial markets worldwide:

  • QRFM is the first journal to be devoted exclusively to publication of studies in the rapidly-growing area of qualitative research in financial markets.

  • The journal will publish methodological analyses of the issues arising from the use of qualitative methods in financial markets research as well as empirical articles that employ the techniques to examine major concerns in modern finance.

  • It will explicitly explore links and relevance to practice.

Notes for prospective authors

Submitted papers should not have been previously published nor be currently under consideration for publication elsewhere.

All papers are refereed through a peer review process. A guide for authors, sample copies and other relevant information, including how to submit papers, are available on the journal website at: http://info. emeraldinsight.com/products/journals/journals.htm?id=qrfm

Submission deadline: 31 August 2010

For further information please contact the Guest Editor:

Omar Masood, Business School, University of East London, Docklands Campus, University Way, London E16 2RD, UKE-mail: omar@uel.ac.uk