The Influence of Islamic values on Management Practice

Forster, Gillian (2014) The Influence of Islamic values on Management Practice. Palgrave Macmillan, Basingstoke. ISBN 9781137335111

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Using Morocco as a case study, and through academic research and actual business managers working in this context, The Influence Of Islamic Values On Management Practice is a cultural study, which explores, and explains, how national characteristics, including Islam, shape management practice.

In contrast with current academic thinking on the role of Islam in management, this book reveals that in this part of the Arab World, where there is a pull away from tradition towards modernity, there is a shared perspective from those 'doing management' that Islamic values do not, and should not, have any greater institutional influence on management practice than, for example, Christianity might have in a (secular) Christian country. But what emerges with equal clarity is that Islamic values influence management practice through each individual's own religiosity. The influence can therefore be conscious and deliberate, or unconscious and osmotic, formative or marginal, depending on the individual's own beliefs.

However, what the text reveals is that the influence of Islamic values on management practice does not operate in isolation but is an integral part of the country's 'national character', a compendious phrase denoting the totality of a country's cultural, political and socio-economic characteristics.

Item Type: Book
Uncontrolled Keywords: leadership, strategy, politics, Islam
Subjects: N200 Management studies
N600 Human Resource Management
Department: Faculties > Business and Law > Newcastle Business School
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Depositing User: Gillian Forster
Date Deposited: 05 Jan 2015 15:10
Last Modified: 19 Nov 2019 09:50

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