Islamic countries and Maqasid al-Shariah towards the circular economy: The Dubai case study


This paper aims to explore the economic, social, and environmental policies in Gulf countries. Despite the increased attention paid by scholars on circularity, there is no evidence about the relationship between the circular economy and Islamic countries. Using an explorative case study, this paper benefits from analyzing several information sources underlying the first link between circularity and Islamic countries. After an in-depth literature review, the authors present a useful comparison between the linear and circular economy concepts. Additionally, we emphasize a framework of policies and best practices adopted from Dubai, which merges several approaches applied towards the circular economy. Furthermore, this paper highlights the theoretical link between social entrepreneurs and Islamic pillars based on the Maqasid al-Shariah business model. In conclusion, the article provides useful implications for researchers and practitioners, who in the future aim to investigate the relationship between Islamic systems and the circular economy.

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Divisions: College of Business and Social Sciences > Aston Business School > Economics, Finance & Entrepreneurship
College of Business and Social Sciences > Aston Business School > Centre for Personal Financial Wellbeing
Additional Information: Copyright (c) 2021 Maura Campra, Prof., Valerio Brescia, Dott., Vahid Jafari-Sadeghi, Prof., Davide Calandra. This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike 4.0 International License.
Uncontrolled Keywords: Maqasid al-Shariah,circular economy,Dubai,SDGs
Last Modified: 26 Dec 2023 09:23
Date Deposited: 04 Oct 2021 13:07
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PURE Output Type: Article
Published Date: 2021-04-30
Accepted Date: 2021-04-01
Authors: Campra, Maura
Brescia, Valerio
Jafari-Sadeghi, Vahid (ORCID Profile 0000-0003-3083-6119)
Calandra, Davide



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