Kayed, Rasem N. and M. Kabir Hassan.
Durham modern Middle East and Islamic world series; 19
Perceived differences between Western and Islamic values prompt Kayed (Arab American U., Palestine) and Hassan (U. of New Orleans, US) to explore the possibility of a specifically Islamic entrepreneurship that is free of interest, greed, speculation, exploitation, and a singular focus on the profit motive, and therefore in harmony with Islamic religious tenets on economic activity. Writing with a specific focus on the Saudi Arabian rentier-state context, they seek to establish a systematic understanding of how Islamic entrepreneurship would differ from Western entrepreneurship, examine Saudi perceptions of the different principles of Western and Islamic entrepreneurship and how that impacts entrepreneurship activity in Saudi Arabia, explore the attitudes and commitment towards Islamic entrepreneurship among Saudi policy-makers, consider current realities of entrepreneurship in Saudi Arabia, and to explore the implications of Islamic entrepreneurship for development theory and development studies in general.
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