Title: Market orientation of Islamic banks in the UAE: an empirical examination

Authors: Syed Aziz Anwar

Addresses: International Business and Marketing, Hamdan Bin Mohammed Smart University, Dubai Academic City, P.O. Box 74100, Dubai, UAE

Abstract: Market orientation of Islamic banks is an area of optimal managerial relevance that has not been subjected to a rigorous examination in the literature. Because market orientation addresses how organisations adapt or should adapt to their environment to stay competitive, Islamic banks cannot afford to neglect market-oriented strategies to improve performance. Therefore, this paper makes a modest attempt to examine market orientation of Islamic banks operating in the robust international banking sector of the UAE. This kind of research exercise is anchored in an extensive review of the market orientation literature, pooling together previously disparate strands of knowledge. Empirical evidence is presented and managerial implications are also discussed.

Keywords: market orientation construct; empirical evidence; UAE; Islamic bank managers; Islamic banks; market orientation; theory of planned behaviour; competitive environment; managerial implications.

DOI: 10.1504/JGBA.2019.10029970

Journal for Global Business Advancement, 2019 Vol.12 No.6, pp.765 - 790

Received: 17 Dec 2019
Accepted: 26 Feb 2020

Published online: 10 Jun 2020 *

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