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Muslim businesses in Bangkok, Thailand

Boonchom, Orawit (2016) Muslim businesses in Bangkok, Thailand. PhD. thesis, Universiti Utara Malaysia.

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Abstract

Muslim business in Thailand has become more important recently after the involvement of them in many types of business particularly in Bangkok. Their participation in commercial enterprises was found not to be competitive with non-Muslim communities in Thailand. Some elements that hinder them from operating their business efficiently are lack of skills in managing business, lack of capital funds and not fully practicing Islamic religious beliefs. Nevertheless, the types of their business have still not been studied thoroughly. This study aimed to examine the types and the situations of Muslim businesses in Bangkok, Thailand. It also examines aspects of religious practice among Muslim business and their perceptions in business. The method used in this study was qualitative. The data were gathered using semi-structured interviews. Content analysis was used in this study. The findings show that commercial business is the most dominant business practice among Muslim businessmen in Bangkok. The conventional bank and the involvement of riba are still practiced by some Muslim businessmen. Nevertheless, Islamic business practices are being improved due to the awareness of Islamic religious teachings. Capital fund is the most crucial problem in running businesses among the Muslims in Bangkok. The main contribution of this work is the documentation of information on the position of Muslim businesses, job organization and religious practice knowledge. Likewise, it also gives solutions about practicing Islamic business in Bangkok, Thailand to the government and the Muslim community.

Item Type: Thesis (PhD.)
Uncontrolled Keywords: Muslim Business, Religious Practice, Muslim Community, Islamic Ethics
Subjects: B Philosophy. Psychology. Religion > BP Islam. Bahaism. Theosophy, etc
H Social Sciences > HB Economic Theory
Divisions: Awang Had Salleh Graduate School of Arts & Sciences
Depositing User: Mr. Badrulsaman Hamid
Date Deposited: 13 Jul 2016 15:15
Last Modified: 13 Jul 2016 15:15
URI: http://etd.uum.edu.my/id/eprint/5782

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