March 25, 2012 at 7:54 pm | Posted in Books, Economics, Financial, History, Islam | Leave a comment










Islamic Entrepreneurship

Durham Modern Middle East and Islamic

World Series

Rasem N. Kayed (Author), M. Kabir Hassan (Author)

Book Description

Publication Date: January 14, 2011 | ISBN-10: 0415584493 | ISBN-13: 978-0415584494

This book discusses the idea that there is a specific Islamic form of entrepreneurship. Based on extensive original research amongst small and medium sized enterprises in Saudi Arabia, it shows how businesses are started and how they grow in the context of an Islamic economy and society. It argues that as specific Islamic approaches to a wide range of economic activities are being formulated and implemented, there is indeed a particular Islamic approach to entrepreneurship.

Examining the relationship between Islamic values and entrepreneurial activity, the book considers whether such values can be more effectively used in order to raise the profile of Islamic entrepreneurship, and also to promote alternatives to development in the contemporary business environment. The book analyses the nature of entrepreneurship, and the special qualities of Islamic entrepreneurship, and discusses how the Islamic approach to entrepreneurship can be encouraged and developed further still…


“Summing Up: Recommended. Islamic economics and Islamic studies collection, upper-division undergraduate through research.”–R. M. Whaples, CHOICE (February 2012)

About the Author

Rasem N. Kayed is an Assistant Professor at the Arab American University, Palestine. He has over 20 years experience both in the commercial and the academic world in the USA, New Zealand, Saudi Arabia and Palestine.  M. Kabir Hassan is a Professor at the University of New Orleans, USA. He is editor of the Journal of Islamic Economics, Banking and Finance, and his publications include (as co-editor) Handbook of Islamic Banking and Islamic Finance, and Islamic Capital Market: Products and Strategies.

Product Details:

Hardcover: 376 pages

Publisher: Routledge

January 14, 2011

Language: English

ISBN-10: 0415584493

ISBN-13: 978-0415584494


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