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Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/2436/26769
Title:
Lack of business responsibility: an Islamic perspective
Authors:
Parvez, Zahid
Abstract:
This paper applies an Islamic perspective to understand the lack of business responsibility witnessed in recent times. A link is developed between the dominant materialistic-secular worldview and lack of business responsibility. The paper argues that a materialistic-secular worldview tends to disconnect economics from ethics, gives privilege to economic values over spiritual values, and confers primacy to legal/bureaucratic mechanisms over ethical and spiritual mechanisms for ensuring compliance to business responsibilities. It suggests that these orientations could account for the weak sense of business responsibility and unethical behaviours reported in earlier works. To remedy this, the paper proposes the broadening of problem-solving methodologies so that both material and ethical/spiritual dimensions of business responsibility are given due consideration. In addition, the paper offers four suggestions, derived from religious traditions, for nurturing the spirit and letter of business responsibility.
Citation:
International Journal of Business Governance and Ethics, 3 (1): 42-55
Publisher:
Inderscience
Journal:
International Journal of Business Governance and Ethics
Issue Date:
2007
URI:
http://hdl.handle.net/2436/26769
DOI:
10.1504/IJBGE.2007.011933
Additional Links:
http://www.inderscience.com/search/index.php?action=record&rec_id=11933
Type:
Article
Language:
en
ISSN:
14779048; 1741802X
Appears in Collections:
Management Research Centre

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dc.contributor.authorParvez, Zahid-
dc.date.accessioned2008-05-19T15:21:25Z-
dc.date.available2008-05-19T15:21:25Z-
dc.date.issued2007-
dc.identifier.citationInternational Journal of Business Governance and Ethics, 3 (1): 42-55en
dc.identifier.issn14779048-
dc.identifier.issn1741802X-
dc.identifier.doi10.1504/IJBGE.2007.011933-
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/2436/26769-
dc.description.abstractThis paper applies an Islamic perspective to understand the lack of business responsibility witnessed in recent times. A link is developed between the dominant materialistic-secular worldview and lack of business responsibility. The paper argues that a materialistic-secular worldview tends to disconnect economics from ethics, gives privilege to economic values over spiritual values, and confers primacy to legal/bureaucratic mechanisms over ethical and spiritual mechanisms for ensuring compliance to business responsibilities. It suggests that these orientations could account for the weak sense of business responsibility and unethical behaviours reported in earlier works. To remedy this, the paper proposes the broadening of problem-solving methodologies so that both material and ethical/spiritual dimensions of business responsibility are given due consideration. In addition, the paper offers four suggestions, derived from religious traditions, for nurturing the spirit and letter of business responsibility.en
dc.language.isoenen
dc.publisherInderscienceen
dc.relation.urlhttp://www.inderscience.com/search/index.php?action=record&rec_id=11933en
dc.subjectBusiness ethicsen
dc.subjectBusiness responsibilityen
dc.subjectProblem-solving methodologiesen
dc.subjectIslamen
dc.subjectSecularismen
dc.subjectMaterialismen
dc.subjectSpiritualityen
dc.subjectIslamic perspectivesen
dc.titleLack of business responsibility: an Islamic perspectiveen
dc.typeArticleen
dc.identifier.journalInternational Journal of Business Governance and Ethicsen
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