Title: Electronic resources in Islamic economics: the case of Islamic Economics and Finance Pedia

Authors: Bishr Mohammed Mowafak Lutfi; Zahera Bani Amer

Addresses: Department of Accounting and Finance, Applied Science University, P.O. Box 5055, Bahrain ' Rehaba Primary School, P.O. Box 21662, Jordan

Abstract: This study aims to shed lights on the concept and characteristics of electronic resources and challenges they face. Electronic resources have number of advantages for researchers and students, including the ease of use, storing and restoring, as well they provide a permanent availability with low cost and less effort. This study also highlights Islamic Economics and Finance Pedia (IEFPEDIA) as one of websites that provide electronic resources in the field of Islamic economic and finance, which occupies advanced places according to number of statistics, such as the level of browsing, the global website ranking and file downloads level, according to which it is considered as one of the leading websites in the field of Islamic economics and finance. However, IEFPEDIA faces number of challenges such as the lack of cooperation, shortage of financial support and hacking risks.

Keywords: electronic resources; Islamic Economics and Finance Pedia; IEFPEDIA; Islamic finance; Islamic economics.

DOI: 10.1504/IJEBANK.2019.10022910

International Journal of Electronic Banking, 2019 Vol.1 No.4, pp.304 - 316

Received: 17 Aug 2018
Accepted: 10 Mar 2019

Published online: 30 Jul 2019 *

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