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How successful has the Irish government been in promoting Islamic finance in Ireland? An exploratory analysis of the level of awareness of Islamic finance among employees in financial services in Ireland.

Elbay, Tarek (2014) How successful has the Irish government been in promoting Islamic finance in Ireland? An exploratory analysis of the level of awareness of Islamic finance among employees in financial services in Ireland. Masters thesis, Dublin, National College of Ireland.

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Abstract

Promoting Ireland as a centre of excellence in Islamic finance has been highlighted as a key part of the governments ‘Strategy for the International Financial Services Industry in Ireland 2011-2016’ however today very few people within the financial services sector seem to know much about Islamic finance or how it differs from conventional finance. This study will focus on examining what Islamic finance is, the current level of understanding within the Irish financial services industry of Islamic finance, what has been done to attract foreign investment in this sector and raise Irelands profile, and the potential benefits for Ireland in tapping into this market segment. In answering these questions we must look to study existing literature on Islamic finance to explore how it differs from conventional finance and its development in the Middle East, Asia and Europe. In order to measure levels of awareness we must investigate by means of targeted surveys and interviews the extent of knowledge the average financial services employee has of Islamic finance.

From this information we will look at what is needed to not only raise awareness of Islamic finance in Ireland but also what is needed to be done in order to realise the potential benefits in attracting this business to Ireland as envisioned in the governments strategic plan.

Item Type: Thesis (Masters)
Subjects: H Social Sciences > HG Finance > Financial Services
J Political Science > JN Political institutions (Europe) > Ireland
Divisions: School of Business > Masters of Science in Management
Depositing User: Claire Wallnutt
Date Deposited: 14 Nov 2014 19:15
Last Modified: 14 Nov 2014 19:15
URI: http://trap.ncirl.ie/id/eprint/1760

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