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Shariah Scholars and their Networks

This presentation from Funds @ Work gives a detailed network analysis of Shariah Scholars on GCC boards. This gives a little more colour to our earlier post on the employment of shariah-scholars by businessmen.

Similar analyses have been done for Boards of Directors and CEOs of Western firms (see e.g., the site http://theyrule.net/ or a post in this blog), showing intricate connections, many reciprocities, and a very small set of decision makers. All in all, the other analyses are not altogether flattering displays of factual information.

What can we say about Shariah Scholars? Small universe? Certainly not six degrees of separation!

1 comment:

  1. Great evidence to support the notion of a global council... If indeed the major scholars are so inter-connected then the concept of standardization & unification would seem like a trivial exercise!