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Efficiency and productivity performance of zakat funds in Algeria

Djaghballou, Chams-Eddine and Djaghballou, Mohamed and Larbani, Moussa and Mohamad, Azhar (2018) Efficiency and productivity performance of zakat funds in Algeria. International Journal of Islamic and Middle Eastern Finance and Management, 11 (3). pp. 374-394. ISSN 1753-8394

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Abstract

Purpose The purpose of this study is to examine the efficiency and productivity performance of zakat funds managed by Directorates of Religious Affairs and Endowments (DRAE) in Algeria. Design/methodology/approach In this study, the authors employ data envelopment analysis and measure Malmquist Productivity Index for DRAE’s input and output data spanning from 2003 to 2013. Findings The authors find that total factor productivity has increased sharply for all zakat funds, mainly due to a technical rather than efficiency change. Further decomposition of the efficiency change into its pure technical and scale efficiency components suggests that the pure efficiency is a more important source of efficiency change than the scale efficiency component, meaning that zakat funds rely on technical aspects to gain efficiency. Originality/value The findings of this study are expected to contribute considerably to the existing knowledge on the operating performance of zakat funds in Algeria.

Item Type: Article (Journal)
Additional Information: 3917/62191
Uncontrolled Keywords: Efficiency, Algeria, DEA, Zakat, Productivity performance
Subjects: H Social Sciences > HG Finance > HG3368 Islamic Banking and Finance
Kulliyyahs/Centres/Divisions/Institutes: Kulliyyah of Economics and Management Sciences > Department of Finance
Kulliyyah of Economics and Management Sciences
Depositing User: Dr Azhar Mohamad
Date Deposited: 28 Feb 2018 15:00
Last Modified: 01 Feb 2019 09:25
URI: http://irep.iium.edu.my/id/eprint/62191

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