American International Journal of Multidisciplinary Scientific Research Centre for Research on Islamic Banking & Finance and Business en-US American International Journal of Multidisciplinary Scientific Research 2638-1249 ISLAMIC MICROFINANCE AS A TOOL FOR WOMEN EMPOWERMENT AND SUSTAINABLE ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT GOALS IN BANGLADESH <p><em>Bangladesh is now playing a role model in conventional microfinancing programs in the whole world. Though the financial sectors of this country cover both conventional and Islamic modes. There exist some limitations of conventional microfinancing operating by NGOs. &nbsp;The Islamic microfinancing programs are not enhanced in comparing conventional microfinancing due to a lack of proper policy formulation. Most people are practicing Muslims and want to avoid interest. T</em><em>he Islamic financial institutions have emphasized women's empowerment through shariah-based microfinancing and achieving sustainable economic development. The main objective of this study is to investigate the effectiveness of Islamic microfinance for empowering women and achieving SDGs in Bangladesh. The methodology of this study is based on secondary data including existing relevant literature and annual reports of different financial institutions. The findings of this study show that Islamic microfinance institutions perform a significant role in empowering women as well as attaining SDGs and have a broader scope to flourish more by applying their various</em> <em>investment modes.</em> <em>This study will help </em><em>to promote shariah-based microfinancing in the future and transmit microfinance systems to other countries of the world. This paper also tries to recommend some strategies and policy options to promote shariah-based microfinancing to reduce the challenges to ensuring women's empowerment and attaining SDGs.</em></p> Md. Shahbub Alam Md. Kamal Uddin Md. Jafor Ali Md. Nazmul Huda Abul Bashar Bhuiyan ##submission.copyrightStatement## 2022-05-27 2022-05-27 13 1 1 13 10.46281/aijmsr.v13i1.1734 CSR AND ORGANIZATIONAL PERFORMANCE: A THEORETICAL MODEL <p style="text-align: justify;"><em>Nowadays, the market is very competitive due to rapid digitalization and globalization where the sustainability of every business depends on organizational performance. The better performance of the company relies on corporate social responsibility which helps to create goodwill in the fierce market. Corporate social responsibility is a crucial issue for every organization to develop the performance that assists to stay in the aggressive market. Basically, organizational performance depends on the reputation of the organization which moderates the relationship between customers, community, and employees’ in organizational performance. The main objective of this study is to reveal the contributions of corporate social responsibility’s dimension on organizational performance. Data have been collected from different sources like the Scopus database, Google Scholar, Research gate, ABDC, emerald, etc. The major dimensions of CSR are community, customers, employees, organizational commitment, and reputation which have significant and positive impacts on organizational performance. For this study purpose, the dimensions of CSR are adopted from the previous extensive literature review. In this study, the conceptual model has been proposed based on the previous literature. This study could help to corporate managers to maintain organizational performance through corporate social responsibility (CSR).</em></p> <p style="text-align: justify;"><strong>JEL Classification Codes:&nbsp;</strong>L25, M14, L32.</p> A.R.S. Ibn Ali Md Jowel Rana Shamsun Nahar N Hosna Ara Tesha Imtiaz Md Shihab Jabir ##submission.copyrightStatement## 2022-09-28 2022-09-28 13 1 14 20 10.46281/aijmsr.v13i1.1799 INFLUENCING FACTORS OF BANK EMPLOYEES' MOTIVATION AND ITS IMPACT ON EMPLOYEES' PERFORMANCE <p><em>In this globalization era, banking institutions are facing competition in the marketplace. The demands of the customers are changing immensely day by day. Integration and globalization have become closer and closer to every firm in the competitive market. The main purpose of this study is to determine the motivational factors of bank employees that are related to employees' performance in the working place. The study was qualitative and was conducted using different sources to find out the motivational factors and their impact on employee performance. The researchers focus on the intrinsic and extrinsic motivation of the employees. For this study, data have been collected from previous studies and different sources like the ABDC database, Scopus database, Emerald database, ABS database, Springer database, and previous banking profiles. The study showed that employee empowerment, job security, emotional intelligence, attractive compensation package, and training and development have a positive and significant impact on creating motivation among the employees, which creates better performance in work. Based on the findings of this study, the organization should provide another attractive motivational factor and change HR policies and procedures to create employee motivation. Recommendations were also made for improvement in a certain area, creating motivation for better performance of bank employees in Bangladesh.&nbsp; </em></p> <p><strong>JEL Classification Codes: </strong>M120, M150.</p> A.R.S. Ibn Ali A S M Ahsanul Haque Shamsun Nahar ##submission.copyrightStatement## 2022-11-24 2022-11-24 13 1 21 27 10.46281/aijmsr.v13i1.1835