This PhD project aims to look at the Muslim consumers’ points of view when making financial decisions about savings, investments and borrowings. This research intends to explore personal meanings, functional, emotional and symbolic values that arise in relation to financial consumption, economic welfare, religious ideals and salient market concerns. It will look at geopolitical issues and movements impact consumption patterns of Muslims in the UK in general and in Wales in particular as they experience a heightened sense of religious, cultural and ethnic identities given issues relevant to the ‘stigma’ attached with being a Muslim in the Western world.
Start date:October 2014
Research Topic:The Financial Consumption of Muslims in Wales
Research pathway:Management and Business
Research Supervisor:Dr. Ahmad Jamal
Supervising school:Cardiff Business School, Cardiff University
Primary funding source:ESRC Studentship