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International Journal of Financial Services Management
International Journal of Financial Services Management


Special Issue on: "The Future of Islamic Banking"

Guest Editors:
Professor Suzuki Yasushi, Ritsumeikan Asia Pacific University, Japan
Mohammad Dulal Miah, American International University - Bangladesh, Bangladesh

The unprecedented growth of Islamic banking in recent times, not only in Arabic or Islamic countries but also in non-Islamic countries, has given the industry a new level of popularity. Moreover, the recent worldwide financial meltdown triggered by the US subprime mortgage crisis has brought the supremacy of traditional interest-based banking system into question. As a result, scholars are increasingly tending to assess if the profit and loss sharing-based Islamic banking can be a sustainable competitor of, if not a direct alternative to, the traditional banking system.

The aim of this special issue therefore, is to provide a platform for researchers, industry practitioners, academics to bring diverse and counterfactual opinions towards enhancing a broader understanding about Islamic banking practice and its universal viability. To fulfill this objective, we welcome both theoretical and empirical papers contributing to an enhanced understanding of Islamic banking practices in the broader context.

Subject Coverage
Target topics relevant to this special issue of IJFSM include, but are not limited to

  • Key Shari'ah principles required in Islamic banking
  • Similarities and differences between Islamic and conventional banking in terms of their products, and services
  • Expansion strategy of Islamic banking worldwide
  • Risk taking behaviour and risk mitigating strategies of Islamic banks
  • Financial engineering and Islamic banking
  • Corporate governance issue in Islamic banks
  • Critical constraints in profit and loss sharing practices
  • The concept of green banking in Islamic banks
  • Determinants of efficiency or profitability of Islamic banks
  • Implementation of the Basel Accord on Islamic banking

Notes for Prospective Authors

Submitted papers should not have been previously published nor be currently under consideration for publication elsewhere. (N.B. Conference papers may only be submitted if the paper has been completely re-written and if appropriate written permissions have been obtained from any copyright holders of the original paper).

All papers are refereed through a peer review process.

All papers must be submitted online. To submit a paper, please read our Submitting articles page.

Important Dates

Submission deadline: 15 November, 2013

Decision of accepted papers: 30 November, 2013

Reviews returned of accepted papers: 31 January, 2014

Resubmission of papers: 28 February, 2014

Final decision: 20 March, 2014