Since Vol.6 No. 2, 2024, Banco: Jurnal Manajemen dan Perbankan Syariah focused on research and articles that delve into the acculturation of Islamic culture and religion in the context of management and Islamic banking. Relevant themes include the integration of local cultural values into Islamic banking practices, the influence of Islamic culture and religion on business sustainability in Sharia management, innovation in Sharia financial products based on local wisdom, the role of Muslim leaders in building an Islamic organizational culture, and the digital transformation of Islamic banking considering the challenges and opportunities from cultural and religious perspectives.

  1. Integration of Local Cultural Values in Islamic Banking Practices: This theme explores how cultural values unique to specific regions are incorporated into the operations and services of Islamic banking institutions. Researchers may investigate how these values shape customer interactions, product development, and organizational culture.

  2. Influence of Islamic Culture and Religion on Business Sustainability in Sharia Management: Here, scholars examine the impact of Islamic principles and beliefs on the long-term viability and ethical standards of businesses operating under Sharia law. This includes studies on corporate social responsibility, ethical investment practices, and environmental sustainability initiatives within Islamic finance.

  3. Innovation in Sharia Financial Products Based on Local Wisdom: This theme focuses on the development of Sharia-compliant financial products that not only adhere to Islamic principles but also draw inspiration from local traditions and wisdom. Researchers may explore how these innovative products cater to the diverse needs of Muslim communities while respecting cultural sensitivities.

  4. Role of Muslim Leaders in Building an Islamic Organizational Culture: Scholars investigate the leadership styles and strategies employed by Muslim executives and managers to foster an organizational culture aligned with Islamic values. This includes studies on ethical decision-making, employee empowerment, and community engagement initiatives led by Islamic financial institutions.

  5. Digital Transformation in Islamic Banking: Addressing Challenges and Opportunities: Finally, this theme delves into the adoption of digital technologies in Islamic banking and finance. Researchers examine how cultural and religious factors influence the implementation of digital solutions, the accessibility of services to diverse populations, and the potential for financial inclusion in Muslim-majority countries and communities."

By exploring these themes, Banco Journal aims to contribute to a deeper understanding of how Islamic culture and religion intersect with contemporary issues in management and Sharia-compliant banking, offering insights that can inform both academic discourse and industry practices