Call for Papers 2011


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:

Industry Experts:
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).

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;;
Prof Murali Sambasivan; Ph +(603) 8943 7703;;
Ms Siti Badarny Hassan; Ph: +(603) 8946 7723;


Mohamed Ariff
Tel: (617)-5595-2296

Shamsher M.
Tel: +(603)-8946-7431

Graduate School of Management
Universiti Putra Malaysia
43400 Serdang, Selangor DE

Malaysia. Fax: +(603)-8943-4019



Global Islamic Marketing Conference (GIMC)
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 Islamic market is estimated at about 1.8 billion consumers and 2.0 trillion dollars in 2010. In the wake of the global financial crisis we are witnessing a challenge to traditional economics and business models, and the emergence of an Islamic model.
With this background in mind, the inaugural Global Islamic Marketing Conference 2011 seeks to define new key areas of exploration in the field of Islamic marketing and to further existing research in the area of Islamic business in general. The conference will bring together scholars and practitioners from around the world.

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.

Conference tracks

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:

  • Purpose;
  • Design/methodology/approach;
  • Findings;
  • Research limitations/implications (if applicable);
  • Practical implications (if applicable);
  • Social implications (if applicable);
  • Originality/value
These are to be submitted by e-mail as attached “word.doc” files to the Conference Co-Chair, Dr Baker A. Alserhan, at
Be sure to include the title of the presentation, names and affiliations of each author and complete contact information for the corresponding author (surface mail address, e-mail address, fax, and phone number). Please also note planned presentation format and features (eg PowerPoint, video, verbal presentation etc).
All submissions will be reviewed by a dedicated conference review committee.
We do not require a full paper submission (but see below for subsequent scholarly publication).
Upon acceptance, the author(s) agree to: (a) return the outline in correct format in a timely fashion to the conference coordinator; and (b) have at least one author appear at the conference to present. Any accepted papers not presented at the conference will not be published in the proceedings. 

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.

Special issue, Journal of Islamic Marketing: 

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.

Conference prizes:

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
Conference Co-Chair
Editor-in-Chief, Journal of Islamic Marketing
UAE University
Phone: 00971508322019

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.


3. Conference on Financial Sector Performance & Risk (Post-Crisis)

June 23, 2011 Bangor University N Wales, UK
A conference on Post-Crisis Financial Sector Performance & Risk will be held at Bangor Business School, Bangor University in June 2011, in collaboration with Gulf One Lancaster Centre for Economic Research (GOLCER). Papers accepted for presentation at the conference will be considered for publication in a special issue of JEBO.
OVERVIEW: Since late 2007, global financial markets and systems have been in the grip of the worst financial crisis after the Depression era of the late 1920s. Major banks in the US, UK and Europe have collapsed and been bailed-out by state aid. The second largest US insurer, AIG, has suffered a similar fate. The investment banking world has been decimated by the collapse of Lehman Brothers and Bear Stearns and all the major US bulge-bracket firms – Merrill Lynch, Morgan Stanley, Goldman Sachs – have either been acquired by commercial banks or converted into bank holding companies. Both Royal Bank of Scotland (owners of NatWest) and Citigroup, pillars of the UK and US financial system, respectively, are now under state ownership. Since the deterioration of the US property market in 2007 and the failure of sub-prime lending, much of which was securitized, markets of many types of financial assets have collapsed – although there was a blip of hope by mid-2009 that the worst was over.
The response to the crisis by US and European governments and central banks has been significant and unprecedented. Measures enacted range from initiatives dealing with impaired bank assets, the recapitalizing or/or financial restructuring of troubled banks, and actions designed to inject liquidity into the banking system. Governments have also poured billions into their respective economies, and interest rates have been cut to record low levels. The objective is to provide both a fiscal and monetary stimulus to stave off recession.
The crisis has had a massive adverse impact on global banking and financial systems. The International Monetary Fund’s April 2009 Global Financial Stability Report (IMF, 2009) reports an estimate of $2.7 trillion for write-downs of US-originated assets by banks and other financial sector institutions between 2007 and 2010. Estimated write-downs for all mature market-originated assets for the same period are in the region of $4 trillion. The same report contains estimates of the implications of these write-downs for bank recapitalization.
To restore bank capital-assets ratios to the average 4% level before the crisis, the required capital injections are $275bn for banks in the US, $325bn for the euro area, $125bn for the UK, and $100bn for other mature European countries. Faced with such enormous losses many banks are retrenching, selling off non-core businesses and looking to boost their own capital strength (with or without the help of government). The recent turmoil surrounding the European sovereign debt problem in 2010 also heralds a new crisis period for European banks, witnessed by the turmoil in Greece and near collapse of the Spanish savings bank system. In contrast, banks in commodity rich countries like Australia, Canada and the Gulf states are booming and looking to expand overseas. Islamic banking and finance is developing rapidly and the features of global banking are being reshaped.
This conference aims to examine financial sector performance and risk post-crisis. The focus is on how the crisis has affected financial sector performance in terms of profitability, value creation, efficiency and risk management encompassing broad strategic developments.
TOPICS: Both theoretical and empirical papers will be considered on topics that fall within the conference theme including the following:
– Corporate governance and implications for market and financial system performance
– Bank performance, efficiency and risk
– Measuring credit, market and operational risk
– Capital and liquidity re-regulation (including Basel 3)
– Restructuring, mergers, and acquisitions in the financial sector
– Modeling asset bubbles
– Post crisis competition in banking and financial markets
– Reform of the financial system
– Pension fund, hedge fund and/or mutual fund performance
– Financial firm organizational forms and value creation
– Alternative banking models post-crisis (such as Islamic banking etc.)
– Safety net subsidies including ‘Too-Big-To-Fail’ and ‘Too-Systemically Important to Fail’
– Securitization, risk and financial firm performance
– Credit rating agencies and risk appraisal
– Post crisis regulation and intervention strategies
The deadline for conference submissions is January 31, 2011. Authors will be informed of decisions regarding the conference by March 11, 2011.
– M. Shahid Ebrahim (Bangor University)
– Marwan Izzeldin (Gulf One Lancaster Centre for Economic Research)
– Phil Molyneux (Bangor University)
– John O.S. Wilson (St Andrews University)
Please e-mail 2 copies of the paper (one anonymous) in PDF (or MS Word)
Submission: 31st January 2011
Decisions: 11 March 2011


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