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Exploring the development of Islamic banking in Nigeria using an actor-network theory perspective

Sa'id, Hadiza

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Abstract

Purpose – The purpose of this paper is to investigate the evolution of Islamic banking in Nigeria. Design/methodology/approach – The paper adopts a qualitative approach using 25 semi-structured interviews together with documentary analysis in order to analyse how Islamic banking has evolved in Nigeria. Findings – The paper demonstrates that the evolution of Islamic banking in Nigeria arose from a relationship between various human and non-human actors. The development was shaped by the Nigerian socioeconomic environment, particularly the wealthy Muslim segment and the poor performance of the economy. Originality/value – The paper differs from previous studies on the development of Islamic banking in two ways. First, it provides a contextual account of the various factors that have influenced the development of Islamic banking in Nigeria, a sub-Saharan Africa country for which research on Islamic banking is sparse. Second, the paper is unique in analysing how Islamic banking emerged as a process of actor-network formation.

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Sa'id, H. (2020). Exploring the development of Islamic banking in Nigeria using an actor-network theory perspective. Journal of Islamic Accounting and Business Research, https://doi.org/10.1108/JIABR-02-2018-0027

Journal Article Type Article
Acceptance Date Mar 1, 2019
Online Publication Date Jan 13, 2020
Publication Date Jan 13, 2020
Deposit Date Mar 12, 2019
Publicly Available Date Feb 14, 2020
Print ISSN 1759-0817
Publisher Emerald
Peer Reviewed Peer Reviewed
DOI https://doi.org/10.1108/JIABR-02-2018-0027
Keywords Islamic banking; Nigeria; Actor-network theory; Islamic finance
Public URL https://hull-repository.worktribe.com/output/1358036

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