Financial innovation and engineering in Islamic financial institutions

  • Samir Alamad

Student thesis: Doctoral ThesisDoctor of Philosophy


Drawing from work found in the financial innovation literature, the main objective of this research is to explore the effect of religious orientation towards financial innovation and engineering in Islamic Financial Institutions (IFIs). The research also examines what constitutes this religious orientation and how it is enacted in the innovation process. Religious orientation towards financial innovation is conceptualised and defined, as a system, in this research study. In order to achieve this objective, the study employs multiple theoretical perspectives to develop its theoretical framework. It combines innovation orientation theory with the theory on boundary objects to explore the role of religion in the financial innovation processes in IFIs. Religious orientation
Date of Award2016
Original languageEnglish
SupervisorNunung Nurul Hidayah (Supervisor), Alan D Lowe (Supervisor) & Andrew Mullineux (Supervisor)


  • innovation
  • religious orientation
  • shariah
  • boundary objects
  • islamic banking and finance

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