Religion, governance and performance: evidence from Islamic and conventional stock exchanges

M. Polato, J. Floreani, Andrea Paltrinieri, F. Pichler

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Based on a dataset of 31 conventional and Islamic stock exchanges we compare financial performance across these two groups for 2007–2011 period. Our results suggest that CEs and IEs are differently exposed to institutional constraints and have different drivers of profitability. Islamic stock exchanges’ performances are essentially driven by traditional listing and trading services and are affected by institutional factors such as the degree of foreign trading openness of their economies and measures of society development. Furthermore, they ensure greater stability during crisis, although Shari’ah compliant investments don’t affect their revenue generation. Conventional stock exchanges have higher trading intensity, higher level of revenues’ diversification and high capital investments, as they operate with different business models. Our results could have relevant business and strategic implications for further convergence between the two groups. Moreover our analysis could be significant for firms wishing to list their shares into Shari’ah Compliant Stock Exchanges or into Conventional ones and traders choosing the most convenient trading venue.
Lingua originaleEnglish
pagine (da-a)591-623
Numero di pagine33
Stato di pubblicazionePubblicato - 2016


  • Conventional stock exchanges
  • Governance
  • Islamic stock exchanges
  • Performance
  • Shari’ah compliant finance


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