• Sherifah Oshioke Musa International Islamic University Malaysia
  • Marhanum Che Mohd Salleh Department of Finance, Faculty of Economics & Management Sciences, International Islamic University Malaysia
Keywords: Awareness, Religiosity, Waqf


This paper aims to propose a model of entrepreneurship development by focusing on the role of cash waqf intention as a mediator on the relationship of cash waqf awareness, religiosity, attitude towards act, subjective norms, perceived behavioral and entrepreneurship development. By enhancing the theory of planned behavior, a structured question was designed to survey 459 Nigerian entrepreneurs. SEM analysis was used to test the theoretical framework and to propose a model of entrepreneurship development in Nigeria by means of Waqf. Result shows that the most important variables to explain entrepreneurs’ cash waqf intention for business growth are cash waqf awareness and attitude towards cash waqf. It is argued in this research that the presence of high level of cash waqf awareness and the attitude towards cash waqf can play an important role in achieving business growth. The paper extends the applicability of the theory of planned behavior, cash waqf awareness and religiosity in investigating the effect of cash waqf intention for business development.


Author Biographies

Sherifah Oshioke Musa, International Islamic University Malaysia

Ph.D. student in Faculty of Economics and Management Science, International Islamic University Malaysia. Specialty, Islamic Finance & entrepreneurship.

Marhanum Che Mohd Salleh, Department of Finance, Faculty of Economics & Management Sciences, International Islamic University Malaysia

Assistant Professor, Department of Finance, Faculty of Economics & Management Sciences, InternationalIslamic University Malaysia

Scopus ID: 56263777900


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How to Cite
Musa, S., & Che Mohd Salleh, M. (2018). PROPOSING A MODEL FOR ENTREPRENEURSHIP DEVELOPMENT: THE ROLE OF ENTREPRENEURS’ CASH WAQF INTENTION. Journal of Islamic Monetary Economics and Finance, 4(1), 183 - 204.