This paper attempts to provide a comprehensive review of the Islamic banking extant literature from a Malaysian perspective. There is no novel theoretical perspective; rather, the contribution that this paper makes is to simply illustrate and summarise the range of research being conducted on Islamic banking in a country known for its 'pioneering' role in growing Islamic banking and financing. Hence, this paper provides a comprehensive review of the Islamic banking literature within the Malaysian context before briefly illustrating perspectives of a number of Islamic banking managers in Malaysia. Three themes emerge from interviews with these managers: 1) factor influencing the choice of Islamic versus conventional banking/products; 2) the influence of the Malaysian context; and 3) the issue of Shariah–compliance.

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Keywords conventional banking, Islamic banking, Shariah compliance, Malaysia, Islamic finance, Islam, literature review
Persistent URL dx.doi.org/10.1504/ijimb.2015.068148
Journal International Journal of Islamic Marketing and Branding
Citation
Rod, M, ALHussan, Fawaz Baddar, & Beal, Tim. (2015). Conventional and Islamic banking: perspectives from Malaysian Islamic bank managers. International Journal of Islamic Marketing and Branding, 1(1), 36–54. doi:10.1504/ijimb.2015.068148