1. Conference on the Foundations of Islamic Finance Series 2011
The next conference on the Foundations of Islamic Finance Series is being sponsored by leading institutions well known for training, practice and research on Islamic Finance. The aim of this research-based series is to encourage open discussion leading to quality publications: authentic books, refereed journal articles, doctoral proposal discussions and conference proceedings. All papers will be carefully peer-reviewed by practitioners and scholars in order to provide a forum for advancing this new niche Islamic finance being taught in tertiary institutions.
Islamic Finance has grown rapidly over its short 50-year history. The total assets managed by some 500 institutions amount to US$ 3,000 to US$ 4,000 billion in 76 countries. With about two-thirds of the markets being managed in Malaysia, Kuala Lumpur has emerged as the major hub for Islamic Financial markets although there are six other sizeable markets elsewhere.
The conference series is sponsored by: Graduate School of Management, University Putra Malaysia; Association of Islamic Banks Malaysia; International Center of Excellence in Islamic Finance (INCEIF); International Shariah Research Academy for Islamic Finance; and Malaysian Islamic Financial Center.
The chief guest giving the keynote is very likely to be from the Bank Negara Malaysia (central Bank). Prof Abbas Mirakhor, formerly of IMF, is an expert on Islamic Finance, will deliver a keynote speech on day 2 of the conference. The following industry professionals and scholars have agreed to participate:
Governor of Bank Negara Malaysia (invitation pending confirmation)
Dr Abbas Mirakhor (INCEIF-ISRA formerly IMF)
Prof Bambang Permadi Brodjonegoro (Islamic Development Bank)
Mr Mohd Rithuan Dato’ Mohd Shamsudin (Executive Director Association of Islamic Banking Institutions Malaysia)
Mr Meor Amri Meor Ayob(CEO, Bond Pricing Agency)
Dr Yeah Kim Leng (Group Chief Economist, Rating Agency of Malaysia)
Mr Peter Casey (Director of Policy and Head of Islamic Finance, Dubai)
Dr Nasser Saidi (Chief Economist, DIFC, Dubai)
Prof Norredine Karchene (INCEIF, formerly IMF)
Mr. Syed Alwi ( Director of Origination,Standard Chatered Saadiq)
Prof Syed O. Alhabsi (Chief of Academic Affairs, INCEIF)
Emeritus Prof Rodney Wilson (Qatar Foundation & University of Durham: pending confirmation)
Prof Munawar Iqbal (ex IDB and Dean of Faculty of Islamic Banking & Finance)
Prof Mervyn Lewis (Chair in Banking, Australia)
Prof Obiyathulla I Bacha (Head Postgraduate Studies, INCEIF)
Dr Akram Laldin (Executive Director, ISRA)
Dr Asyraf Wajdi(Head of Research Affairs, ISRA)
Prof Abdullah Saeed (Sultan Qaboos Chair, University of Melbourne Centre of Excellence in Islamic Studies)
Prof Michael Skully (Chair in Banking, Australia)
Prof Murat Çizakça (Distinguished Chair Prof at INCEIF)
Dr Paul S Parashar (Bahrain Institute of Banking & Finance)
Dr Mansoor Khan (Researcher, university staff, Australia)
Prof Zubair Hassan (Scholar, INCEIF)
Mr Aderi Adnan (Director, Islamic Finance, DIFC)
Several more eminent industry practitioners and scholars will be involved, and their invitations are pending decision.
The conference will be held at the Nikko Hotel in the CBD, Kuala Lumpur. The conference will start with an opening reception in the evening of Monday March 7, 2011. The conference proper will be on 8 March with a keynote speech by a central banker. On 9 March, a panel session will discuss all the commissioned papers for book. A doctoral colloquium will discuss the best selected papers on 10 March, 2011.
Twenty papers accepted for the conference will be published as best papers in two leading journals in finance. The commissioned papers, after review and revisions, will be edited and published by a reputable publishing house as the next volume of a research book on Islamic Finance: each conference leads to one research book. All the accepted papers will be collated and edited as a non-copyrighted Book of Proceedings to be sent to leading universities across the world (authors can decline articles being included in the proceedings book).
PAPER SUBMISSION PROCEDURE:
The deadline is Friday January 14, 2011. Paper writer(s) will be notified of the International Review Committee’s decision by end of January. The registration fee is US$240(payable as RM 750) collected through credit card authorisation via the web site through telegraphic transfer. The conference papers, if considered relevant, may be considered for inclusion in the book as a commissioned paper. The conference participation fee includes the welcome reception on March 7, morning drinks and lunch on March 8 and 9 with a dinner on March 8.
The deadline for doctoral symposuim papers is Friday 7 January, 2011. Doctoral proposals will be considered by a panel of professors before being accepted. Doctoral proposal should be made as per the instructions to be posted in the website. The proposals can be on any topic within the Islamic Banking area.
Inquiries about the conference may be sent to:
Prof Shamsher Mohamad; Ph +(603) 89467433; firstname.lastname@example.org;
Prof Murali Sambasivan; Ph +(603) 8943 7703; email@example.com;
Ms Siti Badarny Hassan; Ph: +(603) 8946 7723 firstname.lastname@example.org;
Graduate School of Management
Universiti Putra Malaysia
43400 Serdang, Selangor DE
Global Islamic Marketing Conference (GIMC)
CALL FOR PAPERS
Inaugural 2011 Conference, Dubai
United Arab Emirates– March 20 – 23, 2011
Submission Deadline: January 20, 2011 Conference Chairs:
Dr Baker A. Alserhan, United Arab Emirates University
Professor David Weir, Liverpool Hope University, UK
The Faculty of Business & Economics, United Arab Emirates University in collaboration with Emerald Group Publishing are pleased to invite academics, managers, policy makers and practitioners to submit papers to the Global Islamic Marketing Conference.
This conference invites papers and special session proposals that contribute to a better understanding of the Islamic marketing context through both theoretical and empirical perspectives. Topics include, but are not limited to:
- Islamic marketing
- Islamic branding
- Muslim consumers
- Commercializing Islam
- Islamic business ethics
- Marketing Islamic financial products
- Halal market
- Islamic hospitality
- Islamic logistics
- Islamic e-market
- Islamic fashion and clothing industry
- Islamic pharmaceuticals, cosmetics & toiletry
- Islamic law and marketing practices
- Selling to and buying from Islamic markets
- Islamic finance and accounting
- Islam and business
- Islamic HR
- Islamic management and managerial practices, and
- Islamic economics
Guidelines for submitting manuscripts and special session proposals
If you are interested in presenting at the Global Islamic Marketing Conference 2011, please submit an EXTENDED ABSTRACT, 500 – 750 words. The abstract should set out:
- Research limitations/implications (if applicable);
- Practical implications (if applicable);
- Social implications (if applicable);
Special session/panel proposals should be submitted by e-mail as attached “word.doc” files to the Conference Co-Chair, Dr Baker A. Alserhan. They should contain a 100-word bio of each speaker, a one-page description of the session, and a one-page description of each presentation.
Presenters interested in publication will be expected to prepare their presentations and abstracts as full papersfollowing the conference. Selected papers will be published in a special issue of the Journal of Islamic Marketing. Papers may also (with the agreement of authors) be considered for publication in other Emerald journals.
Prizes will be awarded for best overall conference paper and for best student paper. All student papers will be considered for both prizes.
For further information or to submit an abstract or special session proposal please contact the Conference Co-Chair by e-mail at the address below. The deadline for submissions is January 20 2011.
Baker A. Alserhan
Editor-in-Chief, Journal of Islamic Marketing
We look forward to seeing you in Dubai engaging in lively intellectual discussion that will undoubtedly enrich the global marketing literature and advance the practice of marketing worldwide.