Abdelghani Echchabi

Abdelghani Echchabi
Higher Colleges of Technology · Department of Business Administration

PhD

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Purpose This study aims to explore the antecedents of donors’ attitudes toward fundraising campaigns to fight COVID-19 in the United Arab Emirates (UAE) during the pandemic crisis. This manuscript identified how moderating effects of ethical dimensions can strengthen the relationship between trust in charity and charity projects with their attitude...
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The purpose of this study is to explore the factors influencing tourists’ selection of the UAE as their halal tourism destination. The study focuses on tourists who visited the UAE between January 2019 and February 2020, with special emphasis on tourists from the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC). A mixed methodology approach is used to achieve the st...
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Purpose This paper aims to explain the nature of the economic agent in Islamic economics. He is commonly referred to as Homo Islamicus. Design/methodology/approach This is done by deriving the concept from the Qurʾān as the primary epistemological source in Islamic economics. The paper, thus, attempts to explore the message of the Qurʾān and inter...
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You are cordially invited to submit your research papers for presentation at the 6th Forum for Research in Economics and Finance that will be hosted online by the Higher Colleges of Technology on May 23rd, 2022. This one-day event is co-organized by the American University of Sharjah, the Higher Colleges of Technology, New York University in Abu D...
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The Omani banking industry still lags behind in keeping up with the full adoption of e-banking technologies in delivering its services. Nevertheless, this might have changed to some extent with the spread of the Corona Virus (COVID-19) which forced financial institutions around the world to temporary close most of their branches, and operate mostly...
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The main objective of the study was to examine the customers’ willingness to use/continue using Takaful services in the UAE, as well as the factors that influence their decisions. In addition, the study attempted to explore the perception of Takaful and insurance professionals regarding the competitiveness and performance of both industries. The st...
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The Middle East and North Africa (MENA) region has several scopes and definitions. Broadly, the MENA region includes countries of Algeria, United Arab Emirates, and Yemen, in addition to Afghanistan, Iran, and Pakistan. These countries are spreading over a large area and are connected to several diverse economies, which gives most of them a privile...
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This study investigates the price movement characteristics of banking issuers listed on the Indonesia Stock Exchange with macroeconomic indicators as an exogenous variable. By using the k-means clustering based on the monthly rate of return, banks are classified into three clusters, lower, middle, and upper clusters, with a cluster rank directly pr...
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p> The objective of the research was to find out the key factors that influence the acceptance and usage of cloud computing systems in the Omani higher education sector, with special emphasis on the COVID-19 outbreak. For this purpose, a quantitative research approach was conducted where 200 students from several Omani higher education institutions...
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The purpose of the study is to investigate the management behaviour in reporting CSER activities and the factors that influence their decision behaviour in the case of Libyan Oil and Gas industry. For this purpose, in-depth interviews were conducted with 9 managers working in Oil and Gas industry in Libya. The transcribed interviews were then analy...
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This study mainly aims to explore the current practice and prospects of FinTech start-ups financing in Oman, particularly the IFIs (Islamic Financial Institutions) financing practices and the challenges faced by these start-ups in obtaining it. The study applies qualitative methods in procedures of in-depth interviews with eight Islamic banks’ mana...
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The aim of the paper is to discuss and analyze the effect of the Corona Virus (COVID-19) pandemic on the higher education sector across the word. In addition, it aims to highlight the challenges and opportunities it has created for the Higher Education Institutions (HEIs) by migrating to the online learning mode. Therefore, the current study has un...
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In the emerging tourism and hospitality industries such as that of Oman, companies can market their services and products using the Social Media Networks (hereafter SMNs) and engage customers to identify their requirements online. Oman recognizes the benefits of SMNs in the tourism and hospitality industry and it has made major efforts to ensure th...
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Purpose – This study aims to examine the factors that could increase the investment in Bitcoin market among Malaysian Muslim communities. Design/methodology/approach – The study used a survey questionnaire to collect data for a sample of 200 Muslim respondents in Malaysia. Subsequently, the collected data was analysed using Structural Equation Mode...
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Abstract: This paper investigates the determinants of disruptive digital technology adoption by SMEs the UAE. Despite evident benefits, little is known from a high-income transition economy perspective. The paper exploits this gap with a survey questionnaire administered on a sample of 500 state registered SMEs, whose data is examined via factor an...
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The main objective of the current study is to investigate the potential effect that the announcement of Libra, a new Facebook cryptocurrency might have on the Bitcoin prices. Accordingly, an event study analysis was applied to achieve the mentioned objective. The findings revealed that the news announcement had no effect on Bitcoin price changes. T...
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The main objective of this study is to examine the factors that influence the customers’ intention to adopt E-banking services in Oman across the Islamic Banking sector. This research endeavours to assess the willingness of the Islamic banks’ customers to adopt these services rather than the traditional banking methods. Accordingly, a sample of 300...
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p> The purpose of the study is to investigate how the Yemeni mutawallis (awqaf managers) perceive their accountability and how they discharge it. Accordingly, a survey was conducted covering 156 respondents from most of the Yemeni regions, and data analysis was based on descriptive statistics. The findings revealed that the mutawallis are mostly pe...
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The main purpose of the study was to examine the factors that mostly influence students’ selection of the universities where they enrolled, in the Omani context. The study used mean values to rank the factors based on the students’ responses. The study covered a sample of 384 respondents from various Omani regions and used the mean value to examine...
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Similar to many developing countries, Oman recognizes the importance of e-learning and Information Communication Technology (ICT) to enhance the higher education standards and compete in the global education markets. Many higher education organizations today expect elearning to add value to their organization and hence improve the economy by extend...
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The dollarization phenomenon has been widespread among the East African countries for many decades. This trend results in several consequences that might be either beneficial or harmful to these countries and their likes.The objective of this research was to empirically examine the causes, consequences and the future scenarios of dollarization in o...
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E-learning is changing the landscape of many educational organizations globally. It has been embraced by many educational organizations in rapidly developing countries such as India, China and Malaysia. Wang (2003) stresses the importance of IT solutions in teaching and learning which is required to develop students’ skills by using more contempora...
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For the past few decades, Islamic finance has imposed itself as a viable alternative / complementary system to the long existing conventional financial system. Nevertheless, recent research has claimed that Islamic finance as it is currently practice, does not promote economic growth. Hence, the objective of this study is to empirically test this c...
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Purpose – The purpose of this paper is to examine the readiness of the Tunisian customers to adopt Islamic banking services, and the factors that might influence their decision. Design/methodology/approach – A total of 100 questionnaires were randomly distributed to Tunisian banking customers. structural equation modelling and one sample t-test we...
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The purpose of the study is to review the current state of Islamic banking in Morocco, and to investigate the factors that influence the adoption of Islamic banking services in the country. Accordingly, a survey was conducted covering 400 respondents from most of the Moroccan regions, and data analysis was based on linear regression. The findings r...
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Purpose – The purpose of this study is mainly to comprehensively investigate the current practices of Islamic banks’ Shari’ah supervisory boards in the specific context of Yemen. Design/methodology/approach – The study uses a qualitative approach in the form of in-depth interviews of a number of Shari’ah scholars active within the Yemeni Islamic b...
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The purpose of the study is threefold (1) to examine the level of faraid awareness among university students, as well as (2)the factors that may influence it, and (3)to investigate whether there is any difference between the various groups of respondents based on gender, education level, age and country of origin. The study uses three main statisti...
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The purpose of this study is to examine the Yemeni customers’ intention to adopt takaful products, and to explore the potential factors that influence their decision. This study applies SEM and one sample t-test to analyse the collected data. The results indicate that among the factors included in this study, only compatibility positively and signi...
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Islamic Banking presently knows a great success and new Islamic banks are opening every day all over the world. This Shari’ah (It is the bod of Islamic law, it literally means “way” or “path”) compliant banking is expected to withstand the financial crises and to enhance economic growth. In this paper, the purpose is to analyse the relationship bet...
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This study aims at investigating the possible influence of the current money creation process applied by the commercial banks through the fractional reserve system on the overall prices stability in the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) countries. The study uses yearly data spanning from 2008 through 2013 for Qatar, Kuwait, Oman, Saudi Arabia and Unit...
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The purpose of this study is to examine the Yemeni customers’ intention to adopt Takaful products, and to explore the potential factors that influence their decision. This study applies SEM and one sample t-test to analyse the collected data. The results indicate that among the factors included in this study, only compatibility positively and signi...
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Objective-The main purpose of the study is to examine the willingness of the Tunisian customers to adopt Islamic banking services, and the factors that may influence their decision. Methods-A total of 100 questionnaires were randomly distributed to Tunisian banking customers, out of which 93 were properly filled and returned. Multiple regression an...
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The purposes of this study are two-fold: firstly, to evaluate the efficiency of the Malaysian banks and secondly to examine the factors that influence the efficiency levels of those banks. Accordingly, 23 Malaysian banks covering the period between 2006 and 2010 are considered in this study. The findings of the DEA approach indicate that in general...
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The purpose of this study is to critically analyze existing literature on behavioral finance and to draw conclusions and recommendations for future studies in this area. The study is based on a critical review of the literature of Islamic and conventional behavioral finance. The findings reveal that investors are affected by psychological and socia...
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The purpose of the study is to investigate the current risk management practices of Islamic and conventional banks in the MENA region. The study is based on a survey of 47 banks, including 24 conventional and 23 Islamic banks. The collected data were analysed using descriptive statistics and t-tests. The findings indicate that banks in MENA region...
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This paper aims to investigate the association between firm's corporate governance and financial attributes (namely, board of directors' size, board of directors' independence, chief executive officer (CEO) duality, ownership structure, audit type, firm's size, firm's return and leverage) with earnings management practices. The study applies a comp...
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Purpose – The purpose of this paper is to examine the customers’ perception regarding the current shari’ah issues of Islamic banks in Malaysia. Specifically, the study attempts to examine the awareness of the current criticisms of the main shari’ah issues in Islamic finance, and the perception of the selected customers towards these criticisms. De...
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Purpose - The purpose of the study is to examine the willingness (or otherwise) of the Tunisian customers to adopt Islamic insurance services (takaful), and to determine the factors that influence their decisions. Design/methodology/approach - 100 questionnaires are randomly distributed to Tunisian customers, the data is subsequently analysed usin...
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Purpose – The main purpose of this study is to investigate in detail the way each risk is being measured and managed by Islamic banks in the MENA region. Design/methodology/approach – This research attempts to examine the perceptions of Islamic bankers about the importance of transparency and public disclosure in the understanding of the bank’s ris...
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The purpose of the study is to examine the possible influence of the current money creation process applied by the commercial banks through the fractional reserve system on the overall prices stability in the MENA countries. The study uses yearly data spanning from 2005 through 2011 for 15 MENA countries, and applies panel regression analysis based...
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Abstract: Islamic banking witnesses presently a great success and the number of Islamic banks is rapidly increasing worldwide. This Shari’ah compliant banking is expected to alleviate the effects of financial crises and to enhance economic growth. This paper focuses on the relationship between Islamic banking development and economic growth in Kuwa...
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The main purpose of the study is to investigate the willingness of the French Muslims to adopt Islamic insurance (takaful), as well as the factors that may influence their decision. Accordingly, 100 questionnaires were distributed to French Muslims in several cities. The data was analysed using Structural Equation Modelling (SEM) as well as one sam...
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Purpose – The purpose of this paper is to shed light on the preferences of Malaysian banks' customers for Islamic banking attributes. Design/methodology/approach – The paper uses mixed methodology. The quantitative approach consists of the collection of primary data through a self‐administered questionnaire distributed to 500 Islamic banks' custom...
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The main purpose of this study is to explore the factors that influence the intention to adopt Islamic banking services in Malaysia using Theory of Reasoned Action as a model. The paper used primary data collected through survey method. The questionnaires were distributed to 350 Islamic banks' customers in Malaysia. The data were then analysed usin...
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The paper seeks to study service quality perceptions and expectations for the Moroccan banking customers by using SERVQUAL model. The study consists of a sample of 240 respondents out of an initial sample of 300 randomly selected out of the total Moroccan banking customers. This data were subsequently analysed using descriptive statistics, t-test,...
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The main purpose of the study is to examine the Malaysian customers' willingness to adopt Islamic insurance services as well as the factors that may influence their behaviour. A total of 200 questionnaires were randomly distributed to Malaysian customers. The data analysis was done through Structural Equation Modelling and t-test. The findings indi...
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The main purpose of this paper is to study the future prospects of online banking in Morocco, based on the technology acceptance model, by examining the intention of the Moroccan customers to adopt online banking and the factors that influence it. The questionnaire used in this study was distributed to 300 Moroccan banks' customers, and the data ga...