The prime theme of this event will be the impact of the recent rapid changes on the Islamic finance sector in all pertinent aspects. The Conference will consider the spectacular political and socio-economic developments that we have been witnessing and their probable effects on the performance and future position of Islamic financial institutions (IFI’s), the regulatory set-ups, and popularity of Islamic products being offered to the public, governments and business firms.
The Conference is being organized by Emerald Group Publishing, the world’s leading scholarly publisher of journals and books on business and management. Over 220 academic journals are currently published by Emerald, covering some 24 managerial disciplines, in addition to a strong and growing presence in other related fields such as LIS, social sciences, and engineering.
This Conference follows on the success of the Global Islamic Marketing Conference held in Dubai over the period 20-22 March 2011, organized by Emerald in association with the United Arab Emirates University.
The chief objective of the forthcoming Conference is to assess the future of this sector, taking note of the historic events that have been unfolding in the world generally, and, more particularly, in the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) region. Matters relating to government policy, raising new finance, regulation, Sharia-compliant financial instruments, corporate performance, and acceptability of Islamic products will be analysed and discussed in depth.
The proceedings of this Conference should arouse strong interest from both academics and practitioners who are concerned with various sub-sectors of the Islamic-finance industry, including government officials, regulators, bankers, investment analysts/managers, stock-market specialists and others. The heavy accent of the papers and discussions will be on prevailing events and their anticipated consequences. All this should enlighten and inform decision-makers in various economic sectors around the globe, who need to know about the future of this major and growing part of global finance.
On this basis, papers (including case situations) are invited primarily (though not exclusively) on the following seven focus areas:
It is preferable that draft papers (including abstracts) are received by the first deadline (Monday 5th March 2012). However, authors wishing to present papers and who could not finalize their draft papers by this date should in the first instance submit a summary of the work, as well as a brief profile of themselves, in Word format.
All correspondence and documents should be forwarded to Dr Kadom Shubber, the conference co-chairman, as per the following e-mail address:
The following documents are required at this stage:
It is required that papers presented at the Conference will be of publishable quality and written exclusively for presentation at this event. Works identical or substantially similar to those already presented elsewhere will not be admissible.
With regard to referencing, please refer to the guidelines set out by the International Journal of Islamic and Middle Eastern Finance & Management (www.emeraldinsight.com/imefm.htm).
The Conference programme committee will notify authors whose papers have been accepted by Friday 6th April 2012. In cases where only an abstract has been presented, only a provisional acceptance can be given by this date, while final approval will need to await the review of the full paper.
All accepted papers and their supporting materials will become the property of Emerald Group Publishing Ltd., and may not be re-produced in any form or submitted elsewhere without permission. No submissions will be returned.
It is intended that the five top-rated Conference papers will be published in a special issue of the International Journal of Islamic and Middle Eastern Finance and Management, on a date to be decided. All other papers admitted to the Conference can also be submitted to be reviewed in the normal way by the same journal.