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This study takes an intensive review of literature on Islamic bank efficiencies highlighting regional efficiency trends, contributing factors and integrated framework. Bibliometric and content analysis have been used to analyse 99 articles published between 2002 and 2019 taken from ISI Web of Science and Scopus contributed by leading authors, journals and regulatory bodies. This study makes various contributions with respect to effects of choice of variables, changes in choice of variables, difference in applicability of laws of return in various global locations, size of the organisations, efficiencies during crisis, Shariah compliance cost, framework for analysing efficiency of an Islamic bank and supervisory effects. The conceptual framework identifies outcomes of value creation, performance improvement and minimisation of failures.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)458-501
Number of pages44
JournalInternational Journal of Productivity and Quality Management
Issue number4
Publication statusPublished - 2021


  • DEA
  • Efficiency trends
  • Financial crisis
  • Islamic banking


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