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Perceived spiritual brand attributes of Islamic banking institutions in Malaysia

Ab Hamid, Siti Ngayesah and Wan Jusoh, Wan Jamaliah and Maulan, Suharni (2018) Perceived spiritual brand attributes of Islamic banking institutions in Malaysia. In: The 8th International Conference on Postgraduate Education 2018, 3rd-4th December 2018, Kuala Terengganu, Terengganu. (Unpublished)

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For Muslims, an Islamic brand does not only concern on halal and haram or on shari’ah compliance, but is part of a belief system. It cannot be separated from faith and should take into consideration the spiritual needs of the Muslim target consumers which based their actions on pleasing The Creator. Based on these, several proposals have been written on the spiritual aspect of an Islamic brand. However, only few studies could be found trying to understand its underlying dimensions. This study explores the dimensions and components of an Islamic brand spiritual attributes specifically in the context of an Islamic bank. Using a purposive sampling technique, semi-structured interviews were conducted with 16 individuals of various backgrounds including Islamic banking managers, shari’ah advisors, academicians, and customers. Three main themes were identified which are ethics, corporate social responsibility (CSR) and beliefs. The findings contribute theoretically to the Islamic branding literature by proposing new underlying dimensions and components mainly focusing on the spiritual aspect. Financial service providers could consider these dimensions in the process of creating strategic competitive position.

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Plenary Papers)
Additional Information: 163/68461
Uncontrolled Keywords: Islamic marketing, brand attribute, spiritual, Islamic bank, Islamic brand
Subjects: H Social Sciences > HB Economic Theory > HB126.4 Islamic Economics
H Social Sciences > HF Commerce > HF5001 Business. Business Administration > HF5410 Marketing. Distribution of products
H Social Sciences > HG Finance > HG1501 Banking
H Social Sciences > HG Finance > HG3368 Islamic Banking and Finance
Kulliyyahs/Centres/Divisions/Institutes (Can select more than one option. Press CONTROL button): Kulliyyah of Economics and Management Sciences
Kulliyyah of Economics and Management Sciences > Department of Business Administration
Depositing User: Dr Wan Jamaliah Wan Jusoh
Date Deposited: 12 Dec 2018 15:15
Last Modified: 13 Dec 2018 13:05
URI: http://irep.iium.edu.my/id/eprint/68461

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