Most existing texts covering topics in Islamic finance discuss the potential of Islamic banking; very few talk about other forms of financing and the investment activities of Islamic firms from the standpoint of owners and managers. This book fills this gap by looking at the traditional as well as non-traditional financing and investment activities of shariah-compliant companies.
The chapters in this edited text offer a full range of topics on corporate finance for Islamic firms, including global comparisons of shariah screening, dividend policy and capital structure of Islamic firms, details of global Islamic equity markets, trends and performance of sukuk markets, and a brief account of derivative securities that can be used in Islamic finance. This is a useful reference for anyone who wishes to learn more about the performance of shariah-compliant companies vis-a-vis conventional firms. The book includes both technical and non-technical information that would be suitable for classroom teaching as well as a reference for postgraduate research students.
Publisher: Taylor & Francis Ltd
Number of pages: 210
Weight: 281 g
Dimensions: 235 x 159 mm
Because they comply with shariah law, Islamic firms - financial as well as non-financial - behave differently from their conventional counterparts. While we know a lot about the structure and operation of Islamic financial institutions, information on Islamic non-financial corporations is very limited. This book combines technical as well as non-technical information on Islamic listed corporations and their structures and strategies, from several dimensions. The contents of this book will be particularly useful for academics to get an in-depth view of Islamic corporate finance, with evidence garnered from around the globe.
-Professor Dr. Habib Ahmed, Durham University, UK
In recent years the Islamic financial services industry has seen astonishing, double-digit global growth, mostly in the form of financial firms (Islamic banks, microcredits, and others). However, the existing literature provides minimal coverage of the underlying corporate finance assumptions and relevant financing strategies non-financial shariah-compliant corporations which engage in halal business - that permitted by shariah law. This book covers regular topics in corporate finance, such as performance matrix/measures, capital structure, dividend policy, and pertinent corporate finance issues, from the perspective of Islamic corporations. The book will help both corporate leaders and academics to arrive at a deeper understanding of Islamic corporate financing, especially in emerging economies.
-Dr. Syed Musa Bin Syed Jaafar Alhabshi, Dean, International Islamic University Malaysia (IIUM) Institute of Islamic Banking and Finance, Malaysia