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Indigenous Business and Financial Practices

Kshama V. Kaushik and Kaushik Dutta

in India Means Business: How the Elephant Earned its Stripes

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780198072614
eISBN:
9780199081592
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198072614.003.0002
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Economic History

This chapter describes various indigenous financial and business practices. A unique social innovation developed in ancient India, a merchant guild or sreni or nigama was akin to a corporate ... More


The Politics of Islamic Finance

Clement Henry and Rodney Wilson

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780748618361
eISBN:
9780748653089
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748618361.001.0001
Subject:
Society and Culture, Middle Eastern Studies

Can the contemporary Islamic finance movement be shown to meet the requirements of modern commerce? In the wake of the terrorist attacks on America, the UN Security Council passed a resolution ... More


Network of Beneficence

Matthias B. Lehmann

in Emissaries from the Holy Land: The Sephardic Diaspora and the Practice of Pan-Judaism in the Eighteenth Century

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
May 2015
ISBN:
9780804789653
eISBN:
9780804792462
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Stanford University Press
DOI:
10.11126/stanford/9780804789653.003.0002
Subject:
Society and Culture, Jewish Studies

This chapter focuses on the philanthropic network created in the eighteenth century by the Istanbul Jewish elite to provide support for the Jews in Ottoman Palestine. After looking at some ... More


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