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The Integrity of Islamic Finance

Book Chapter
Minhat, M., Dzolkarnaini, N., & Abdullah, M. (2021)
The Integrity of Islamic Finance. In M. Minhat, & N. Dzolkarnaini (Eds.), Ethical Discourse in Finance - Interdisciplinary and Diverse Perspectives (103-123). Cham, Switzerland: Palgrave Macmillan. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-030-81596-7_6
This chapter provides a critical account of popularly used Islamic financial instruments and discusses the gap between theory and practice in Islamic financial industry. The c...

Regulating Islamic Finance in the UK: Issues and Possible Solutions

Book Chapter
Minhat, M., & Dzolkarnaini, N. (2021)
Regulating Islamic Finance in the UK: Issues and Possible Solutions. In M. Minhat, & N. Dzolkarnaini (Eds.), Ethical Discourse in Finance - Interdisciplinary and Diverse Perspectives (171-200). Cham, Switzerland: Palgrave Macmillan. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-030-81596-7_9
This chapter reveals critical issues and risks in relation to the regulatory strategies for Islamic financial market in the UK. It is argued that improper regulation would exp...

Ethical Discourse in Finance: Interdisciplinary and Diverse Perspectives

Book
Minhat, M., & Dzolkarnaini, N. (Eds.)
(2021). Ethical Discourse in Finance: Interdisciplinary and Diverse Perspectives. Cham, Switzerland: Palgrave Macmillan. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-030-81596-7
Ethical discourse is commonly not a priority in a conventional finance syllabus. Moral sentiments often take a back seat to market sentiments, even in shaping the direction of...

Trust in Nigerian SMEs Exporting to West African Markets

Book Chapter
Omeihe, K., Amoako, I. O., & Gustafsson, V. (2021)
Trust in Nigerian SMEs Exporting to West African Markets. In D. Nziku, & J. Struthers (Eds.), Enterprise and Economic Development in Africa (59-77). Bingley: Emerald. https://doi.org/10.1108/978-1-80071-322-220211003
In this chapter, we examine trust and social networks among entrepreneurs operating in a developing market context. At the centre of this study, trust emerges from the interpl...

Plugging the Data Gap: Freelance Workers in the Creative Industries

Other
Panneels, I., Terras, M., Jones, C., Helgason, I., & Komorowski, M. (2021)
Plugging the Data Gap: Freelance Workers in the Creative Industries. https://www.pec.ac.uk/blog/plugging-the-data-gap-freelance-and-self-employed-workers-in-the-creative-industries
The lack of data on the self-employed and freelance workforce is a particularly severe problem for the creative industries, which are disproportionately made up of freelancers...

Insect Pollination and Sustainable Agriculture in Sub-Saharan Africa

Journal Article
Tolera, K., & Ballantyne, G. (2021)
Insect Pollination and Sustainable Agriculture in Sub-Saharan Africa. Journal of Pollination Ecology, 27(2), 36-46
We are currently seeing an expansion of pollinator-dependent crops in many parts of the world, but also growing evidence for pollinator population declines and loss of pollina...

'In courts we don't trust': Institutional framework in the context of developing economy

Presentation / Conference
Omeihe, K. O., Gustavsson, V., Omeihe, I., Amoako, I. O., & Saud Khan, M. (2020, August)
'In courts we don't trust': Institutional framework in the context of developing economy. Paper presented at 80th Annual Meeting of the Academy of Management, Vancouver, Canada
In this paper, we examine with particular interest the mechanism of trust in Nigeria's unique socioeconomic landscape. This becomes pertinent as formalised institutional arran...

Global socio-economic losses and environmental gains from the Coronavirus pandemic

Journal Article
Lenzen, M., Li, M., Malik, A., Pomponi, F., Sun, Y., Wiedmann, T., …Yousefzadeh, M. (2020)
Global socio-economic losses and environmental gains from the Coronavirus pandemic. PLOS ONE, 15(7), https://doi.org/10.1371/journal.pone.0235654
On 3 April 2020, the Director-General of the WHO stated: “[COVID-19] is much more than a health crisis. We are all aware of the profound social and economic consequences of th...

Heat island effects in urban life cycle assessment: Novel insights to include the effects of the urban heat island and UHI‐mitigation measures in LCA for effective policy making

Journal Article
Susca, T., & Pomponi, F. (2020)
Heat island effects in urban life cycle assessment: Novel insights to include the effects of the urban heat island and UHI‐mitigation measures in LCA for effective policy making. Journal of Industrial Ecology, 24(2), 410-423. https://doi.org/10.1111/jiec.12980
Urbanization often entails a surge in urban temperature compared to the rural surroundings: the Urban Heat Island (UHI) effect. Such a temperature increase triggers the format...

How Much Is Hidden? Pay for Elites in Government-Linked Entities

Book
Minhat, M., & Dzolkarnaini, N. (2019)
How Much Is Hidden? Pay for Elites in Government-Linked Entities. Penang, Malaysia: Consumers Association of Penang
The presence of government-linked entities as influential players in the financial markets and economy sets Malaysia’s business ecosystem apart from competitive market-based s...
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Sentinel: Security alert level automation

2021 - 2022
Prototype a SaaS platform for automation of risk assessment, management and associated security alerts as a service in high risk areas of the world. The core will be implementation of a prototype ma...
Funder: Scottish Funding Council | Value: £5,000

RSE COP26 International Climate Change Network Grants

2021 - 2021
The Royal Society of Edinburgh (RSE), with the support of the Scottish Funding Council, is pleased to invite applications for the RSE COP26 International Climate Change Network Grants. The RSE COP26 ...
Funder: Royal Society of Edinburgh | Value: £9,996

Research informed teaching of sustainable development in South Africa: The case of 'Local' Building Materials and their Environmental impacts

2019 - 2021
The study examines the properties and benefits of selected local materials (such as clay and recycled elements) and whether their use as construction materials enhances environmental protection. The r...
Funder: Royal Academy of Engineering | Value: £10,000

Feasibility Study into Factors Affecting the Re-Use of Furniture and Corresponding Design Strategies

2018 - 2019
In the context of reducing raw material usage and establishing Scotland’s capacity for designing and making furniture for re-use, this study aims to: ● establish key factors in consumer decisions to r...
Funder: The Scottish Institute for Remanufacture | Value: £16,951

Circular design of emergency sheltering for Africa: a holistic approach

2018 - 2019
Africa is the continent with the highest number of displaced people due to wars, humanitarian crises, resource scarcity, and extreme climate events. Emergency sheltering always sets out with the best ...
Funder: Royal Academy of Engineering | Value: £38,887

Informational Database for Sustainable and Energy Efficient materials in sub-Saharan Africa

2018 - 2019
The population in Africa is growing rapidly, and thus the urbanization is accelerated. The need for detailed information on the performance of materials is a crucial part of the decision-making proces...
Funder: Royal Academy of Engineering