Conference Paper

Financial Performance Comparison of Islamic and conventional banks in the United Arab Emirates (UAE)

Published in: International Conference on Advances in Business, Management and Law (ICABML)

Nov 21, 2017

/ Mosab Tabash

This paper examines the financial performance of Islamic and commercial banks in the United Arab Emirates (UAE). The paper gives an empirical insights and comparisons between the performance of Islamic and conventional banking sectors. The sample of the study consists of 5 fully-fledged Islamic banks and 14 conventional banks working in the UAE under the period 2011-2014. The study uses descriptive analysis, correlation, independent sample t test and multiple regression analysis to assess the p...


Factors affecting internal auditors’ objectivity: individual-level evidence from the United Arab Emirates

Published in: Electronic Journal of Applied Statistical Analysis

Nov 10, 2017

/ Riham Muqattash

Internal auditors are considered part of an organization's management team. However, because internal auditors are expected to review management's performance, this can create significant tension within an organization, since auditors' independence from management is crucial to an objective assessment of management's actions. This paper explores the individual-level factors affecting internal auditors' objectivity in companies in two sectors, banking and insurance, listed in Abu Dhabi Securitie...


An investigation of the disclosure of corporate social responsibility in UK Islamic banks

Published in: Academy of Accounting and Financial Studies Journal

Nov 01, 2017

/ Adel Ahmed

The adverse consequence of the on-going financial crisis has ignited interest into the relationship and lack of communication between ethics and banking. However, already on the ethical banking horizon, the Islamic banking model (in theory) is in itself built upon the objective of pursing the benefit of society; rather than to solely profit maximise. However, Islamic banking is not free of its own critics. There are claims that the industry has ‘mimicked’ the conventional model; while marginali...


Investigating source change of economic development in Malaysia: total input cost approach

Published in: Int. J. Economics and Business Research

Oct 18, 2017

Hussain Ali Bekhet / Tahira Yasmin

The paper examines compositional structure changes in the Malaysian economy, over 1980–2015, when nine plans were implemented and five I-O tables were published by Department of Statistics Malaysia. Input side is utilised to evaluate changes in economic efficiency. The study focuses on changes in economic structure with different levels of development over time. As results indicate, the source of economic development in the Malaysian economy is final demand for 1983–1987, 1991–2000, 2000–2005 a...


The impact of political instability, macroeconomic and bank-specific factors on the profitability of Islamic banks: An empirical evidence

Published in: Investment Management and Financial Innovations

Oct 10, 2017

Yahya Akhtar Tabash

This study investigates the impact of political instability, macroeconomic and bank-specific factors on the profitability of Islamic banks in the context of Yemen. The study used two common measures of profitability, namely, Return on Assets (ROA) and Return on Equity (ROE) as dependent variables. Seven key independent (internal and external) variables are also used. There are five fully-fledged Islamic banks (IBs) working in Yemen. The study selected only three out of five IBs due to the avail...


Faculty Development of Business Educators to Facilitate Students’ Employment

Published in: AAU Journal of Business and Law

Oct 01, 2017

/ Mahmoud Askari

This paper highlights the needs of faculty development for business professors and sheds light on why business education is unique when compared to other disciplines. The paper argues that different disciplines should not be painted with the same faculty development brush when designing a development strategy. It also proposes that business professors, similar to other professors of applied fields, need to go through an industry experience as part of their faculty development process. Establish...


Liquidity, profitability and solvency of UAE Banks: A comparative study of commercial and Islamic Banks

Published in: Academy of Accounting and Financial Studies Journal

Sep 13, 2017

Tabash Ismail

The present study aims to measure and evaluate the liquidity, profitability and solvency of Islamic and commercial banks in the United Arab Emirates (UAE). The study has used a sample of all fully-fledged Islamic banks and 14 commercial banks working in the UAE over the period of 2011-2014. Panel balanced data is fetched from different sources for Islamic banks and commercial banks in the UAE. Microsoft Excel, Eviews version 7 and SPSS version 22 have been used for the analysis of the data. The...

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