Islamic and Conventional Behavioral Finance: A Critical Review of Literature

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Osman Musse

Islamic Science University of Malaysia

Abdelghani Echchabi

Effat University

Hassanuddeen AbdulAziz

Effat University

Date Written: 2015

Abstract

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 social factors toward their financial decision-making process with respect to investment and choosing a particular financial product. The paper concludes that Islamic behavioral finance is a relatively new and efforts are needed to advance work in this area compared with the more advanced conventional behavioral finance. Behavioral issues are, however, gaining considerable attention from a broad spectrum of investors, especially those in the Muslim world.

Keywords: Finance, Psychology, Behavioral Finance, Islamic Finance

Suggested Citation

Musse, Osman and Echchabi, Abdelghani and AbdulAziz, Hassanuddeen, Islamic and Conventional Behavioral Finance: A Critical Review of Literature (2015). Journal of King Abdulaziz University: Islamic Economics, Vol. 28, No. 2, 2015, Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=3065444

Osman Musse (Contact Author)

Islamic Science University of Malaysia ( email )

Nilai, Negeri Sembilan Darul Khusus 71800
Malaysia

Abdelghani Echchabi

Effat University ( email )

P.O.BOX 34689
Jeddah, 21478
Saudi Arabia

Hassanuddeen AbdulAziz

Effat University ( email )

P.O.BOX 34689
Jeddah, 21478
Saudi Arabia

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