About this book
This book focuses on current issues impacting the Islamic banking system globally. The contributions introduce readers to existing research and literature in the field and highlight areas of potential scholarly development within Islamic banking studies. The chapters are a variety of case studies, theoretical reviews, and empirical research within the world of Islamic banking. The contributions analyse new developments within Islamic banks from OIC member countries, Malaysia and the GCC. Particular attention is paid to the formative insolvency case of Arcapita Bank in chapter 6. Other chapters provide detailed discussion of the structures, marketing activities and products of Islamic banks, and contrast them with those of counterpart conventional banks. Through this edited collection, readers are given expert insight into contemporary, critical issues facing the growing sphere of Islamic banking.
Nafis Alam is an Associate Professor at the University of Nottingham, Malaysia. He has been involved in academia related to Islamic finance for nearly a decade. He has co-authored three books in Islamic finance, among them is an Encyclopaedia of Islamic Finance. Nafis is also the founding Director for Centre for Islamic Business and Finance Research (CIBFR) at University of Nottingham Malaysia Campus.
Syed Aun R. Rizvi is an Assistant Professor at Suleman Dawood School of Business at Lahore University of Management Sciences (LUMS), Pakistan. He is also a Research Affiliate of Centre for Islamic Business and Finance Research (CIBFR) at University of Nottingham Malaysia Campus, Malaysia, where he previously served in a similar academic role for over two years. He has considerable industry experience in fund management, as well as a diverse teaching and research background. His research focuses on capital markets in Islamic and emerging economies.