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Entrepreneurial finance, agency problems and Islamic ethics: complementarities and constraints

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submitted on 2024-04-22, 06:29 and posted on 2024-04-22, 06:30 authored by Habib Ahmed, Dalal Aassouli

This paper examines the interactions between Islamic ethics related to entrepreneurs and finance and discusses their implications on entrepreneurial finance. The practice of Islamic entrepreneurial ethics creates trust that helps to mitigate agency problems. In such cases, investors can use contracts involving Islamic financial ethics. However, in the absence of the practice of normative entrepreneurial ethics, agency problems arise that need to be resolved contractually. This paper argues that Islamic legal and ethical principles impose constraints on contractual forms which reduce the flexibility of mitigating agency problems arising in entrepreneurial finance. When entrepreneurial ethics are not practiced, investors can finance entrepreneurs by diluting Islamic financial ethical principles to alleviate agency problems.

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  • 2022

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  • Hamad Bin Khalifa University
  • College of Islamic Studies - HBKU