An exploration of research on halal manufacturing: a review of literature


Sharina binti Samsudin
School of Multimedia Technology and Communication, Universiti Utara Malaysia, Malaysia
Ezzul Hilman bin Dani*
School of Economics, Finance and Banking, Universiti Utara Malaysia, Malaysia
*Corresponding author: ezzul_hilman_dani@cob.uum.edu.my


Malaysia had adopted Islam as its official religion and the majority of the Malaysian population are Muslims. Halal and Islam are two concepts that cannot be separated. With the Muslim population around the world growing in tandem with the growth of the global population, so does the halal manufacturing industry and halal acceptance. This study aims to find out the development trend of literature regarding halal manufacturing specifically. The study utilises the Scopus database wide collection of literature to extract the literature on halal manufacturing. The keywords ‘halal’ and ‘manufacturing’ were used in the search protocol for this study. The search on the Scopus database had yielded 16 articles from the year 2013 to 2021, which were then further analysed in terms of their year of publication, themes, main issue(s)/problem(s), method(s) used, main finding(s) and suggestion(s). The findings showed that there is a growing trend of number of publications on studies on halal manufacturing, with the main themes being improving halal manufacturing practices, halal assurance system adoption and halal operational capabilities. The findings from this study are hoped to contribute to the limited but growing collection of literature that is available regarding halal manufacturing, and thus contributing to the advancement of the halal industry in general.

Keywords: Halal Manufacturing, Review of Literature, Malaysia

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