Islamic Entrepreneurship Research Since 1990: A Systematic Literature Review


  • Ahmad Rafiki Department of Management, Faculty of Economics and Business, Universitas Medan Area, Indonesia
  • Sutan Emir Hidayat Department of Islamic Economics, Universitas Gunadarma and Komite Nasional Ekonomi dan Keuangan Syariah
  • AlFatih Gessan Pananjung Bahrain Institute of Banking and Finance



systematic literature review, Islamic entrepreneurship, Islamic microfinance, SMEs, Islamic measure of al-Falah


This study aimed to explore the progress of the Islamic entrepreneurship literature by examining the various thematic research areas and try to draw a map on Islamic entrepreneurship through a systematic review. There are 274 documents revealed from the reputable database called Scopus since 1990. This paper also includes the conceptual framework and discussion on important things related to the Islamic entrepreneurship. This study finds the root and details information on the Islamic entrepreneurship researches which had been done in more than 30 years as well as the issues related to the Islamic entrepreneurship. It also finds the data on the prominent authors, reputable journals, productive institutions, and supportive countries on the Islamic entrepreneurship studies. Despite having limitations, one of them is relying on one database (Scopus), it still gives huge information on the Islamic entrepreneurship research. A comprehensive insights and pictures would be benefited the researchers, academicians and practitioners able to formulate any crucial plans and strategies related to the research on Islamic entrepreneurship.


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How to Cite

Rafiki, Ahmad, Sutan Emir Hidayat, and AlFatih Gessan Pananjung. “Islamic Entrepreneurship Research Since 1990: A Systematic Literature Review”. IQTISHODUNA: Jurnal Ekonomi Islam 12, no. 1 (April 1, 2023): 39–56. Accessed June 14, 2024.