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E3 Journal of Business Management and Economics

E3 Journal of Business Management and Economics Vol. 7 (2) pp. 072-088, August 2016; © E3 Journals; ISSN 2141-7482

Comparative study on performance of islamic and conventional banks in MENA region

Asma SGHAIER1 * , Habib SEKRAFI1 , Zouhaier MIGHRI2
1 University of Sousse Tunisia
2 LARTIGE, FSEG Sfax Tunisia
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Accepted 19 April 2016


This study aims to measure the performance, profitability and efficiency of Islamic and conventional banks in the MENA region and its determinants. We use for this purpose the ROAA, ROAE to understand the overall profitability and econometric modeling for measuring profitability. The results show similar trends for both types of performance measurement. The banks category analysis reveals that conventional banks are outperforming Islamic banks. Despite technological changes experienced by the banking system in the MENA region, and the effectiveness of the banks in the MENA region is sensitive to the variables such as crisis, deposits, capitalization and including variables related to business lines

Keywords: Performance, technical efficiency, profitability, Islamic banks, risk management, MENA

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