Creating a Niche and Driving a Synergistic Research Agenda in Islamic Financial Criminology


Islamic Financial Criminology (IFC) is a pioneering niche research agenda created by the Accounting Research Institute (ARI) in 2010 when it was accorded the Higher Institutions’ Centre of Excellence (HICoE) status by the Ministry of Higher Education Malaysia. The chosen niche research in IFC is in tandem with Malaysia’s vision to become a Global Islamic Finance Hub by 2020. IFC as a concept encompasses two main domains namely Islamic Finance and Financial Criminology. ARI believes that to develop a sustainable Islamic Finance Hub, Malaysia must continue introducing new Islamic finance products as well as be mindful of the potential risks of financial leakages that could retard the growth of the Islamic Finance sector. When developing a sustainable Global Islamic Finance Hub, there are various strategic aspects that must be considered. 



Master of Science

AR751 - Islamic Finance & Muamalat
AR752 - Financial Criminology

Doctor of Philosophy

AR951 - Islamic Finance & Muamalat
AR952 - Financial Criminology

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All papers submitted should be typed in Times New Roman (12 point) with double-spacing and should not exceed 3,500 words. The author(s), address, contact numbers and email of the author(s) should be clearly stated in the first page. 

The abstract shall not exceed 250 words and should provide a statement of the purpose and procedures of the study, including major conclusions of the research.

Abstract submission

February 28, 2016 
March 13, 2016 

Submission of full paper deadline

March 20, 2016

Notification to the authors/speakers

March 10, 2016

Registration deadline

March 20, 2016

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Papers submitted can include the theoretical, practical and legal perspectives of both public and private sectors and in relation to the conference theme on the following areas:· Corporate Governance
· Financial Criminology
· Strategic Management
· Accountability and Ethics
· Entrepreneurship Management
· Internal Control System
· Risk Management
· Corporate Social Responsibility
· Performance Management
· Earnings Management
· Forensic Accounting
· Microfinance Stakeholder Protection


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Early Bird 


USD 180

Normal Rate


USD 250

Publication in Indexed Proceedings

USD 100

USD 100

Publication in Indexed Journal

USD 300

USD 300



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Conference Chair:
Prof. Dr Normah Omar

Conference Manager:
Assoc. Prof Dr Jamaliah Said
Assoc. Prof Dr Roshayani Arshad
Assoc. Prof. Dr Zuraidah Mohd Sanusi

Technical Committee
Prof. Dr Normah Omar Universiti Teknologi MARA, Malaysia
Dr Morrison Handley-Schachler Teesside University, United Kingdom
Prof R.K. Mishra Institute of Public Enterprise, India
Assoc Prof Dr Pornanong Budsaratragoon Chulalongkorn University, Thailand
Prof Dr Sardar Islam Victoria University, Australia
Prof Dr Ria Nelly Sari Universitas Riau, Indonesia



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Venue: Seoul, South Korea

Date: 12-13 April 2016

Sustainable Framework for Governance & Management Effectiveness

The conference will provide an excellent opportunity for exchange of ideas and information among researchers, academicians, practitioners and students. The conference is expected to provide meaningful findings and recent updates on the issues of strategic management and corporate governance especially concerning risk management, accountability and integrity of the key players in the capital market.

It is essential to focus on improving innovation, strategic management and transforming institutions in order to meet the challenges of the coming decades. Governance, transparency, predictability and accountability are key elements to establishing long-term domestic legitimacy of board members and authorities.

Sustaining performance can only be reached by balancing economic efficiency and reasonable profits with public interests and investment needs. The proposed conference will address the issues and challenges that the business communities are facing in terms of governance, risk management, performance management, internal control and audit mechanism, corporate integrity and transparency, competitive environment, corruption and whistle-blowing.

Any queries please contact: Assoc. Prof. Dr. Zuraidah Mohd Sanusi  at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.