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Senin, 26 November 2012

CALL PAPERS Poverty Alleviation and Islamic Economics & Finance: Current Issues and Future Prospects

Important Dates/Notes:
Deadline for submission of full paper : 20th January 2013
Notification of paper acceptance : 11th February 2013

Conference Date: 26-27th March 2013
Venue: Durham University, UK

Despite the growth in assets, operations and institutionalization of Islamic economics banking and finance, poverty levels in numerous Muslim countries remain high.

In view of the above, this conference aims to provide a platform to share current research with the objective of discussing issues and future prospects of Islamic economics and financial institutions, and strategies towards mitigating poverty. The discussion may include, among others, aspects touching upon potential contribution, socio-economic impacts and corporate social responsibility, corporate governance, constructing developmentalist oriented products and services, and sustainability of Islamic economics and financial institutions towards poverty alleviation. In relation to these, this conference solicits papers in line with but not limited to the following sub-themes;

• Concepts and determinants of poverty in Muslim
• Re-considering Islamic economics and financial
institutions in relation to poverty alleviation;
• Islamic microfinance and microtakaful;
• Zakat and awqaf institution;
• Islamic charities, giving behaviour and alleviation of
• Islamic finance and financial inclusion;
• Islamic financial planning;
• Poverty and infrastructure financing;

Academicians, financiers and bankers, policy makers, research students and other interested parties are most welcome to submit conceptual and/or empirical papers, including case studies, that address the identified topics above.

It is the aim of the conference to disseminate the results of the papers presented at the conference; and therefore, it is aimed to develop an edited book from selected papers of the conference.

Submission Guidelines:
The papers are expected to be original and the length should be between 5,000-8,000 words. The abstract should not be more than 400 words. The cover page should also include (i) name of the author(s), (ii) affiliation and (iii) addresses. The submission should also include a short biographic statement of not exceeding 250 words (Please do not send your CVs).
The formatting of the paper should be as follows:
1. Format: MS word with single space of A4 size paper and
one inch of margin;
2. Text font: Times New Roman, 12pt;
3. Section headings: Times New Roman, 12pt, uppercase,
4. Title of paper: Times New Roman, 14pt, uppercase,
5. Table and figures should be numbered subsequently;
6. References: APA style.

To submit a paper to the conference, please email to iefdurham2013@gmail.com
There is no submission and registration fee for the conference.

Organizers/Academic Contacts:
PhD Students, Durham Centre for Islamic Economics and Finance, and Durham Business School, Durham University, United Kingdom
Rahmatina A. Kasri (rahmatina.kasri@durham.ac.uk), Ak Md Hasnol Alwee Pg Md Salleh (h.a.pg-hj-md-salleh@durham.ac.uk), Nur Indah Riwajanti (n.i.riwajanti@durham.ac.uk), Tawat Noipom (tawat.noipom@durham.ac.uk), Farid A. Wibowo (f.a.wibowo@durham.ac.uk)

Academic Advisors:
Prof. Habib Ahmed (Sharjah Chair in Islamic Law and Finance, School of Government and International Affairs)
Dr. Mehmet Asutay (Director of Durham Centre for Islamic Economics and Finance)

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