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Spirituality in entrepreneurship from Islamic perspective

Kedah, Zulkarnain and Mohammed Adamu, Isa (2011) Spirituality in entrepreneurship from Islamic perspective. In: Spirituality in Management from Islamic Perspective. IIUM Press, Kuala Lumpur, pp. 191-230. ISBN 9789675272943

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Abstract

Spirituality in entrepreneurship is an emerging area of interest which has begun to generate attention from management scholars. However, most research carried out in this area is from the western perspective. Until recently, there is dearth of research that gears towards spirituality in Islam and its contribution to the overall development of modern organisations. Precious little information is available regarding spirituality in Islam and its effects on entrepreneurial outcomes. This exploratory study presents a conceptual analysis of the effects of spirituality in Islam on entrepreneurial motivation, performance and commitment to social responsibility. It has been suggested that spirituality in Islam has the potential to positively influence the attitudes of entrepreneurs and to serve as a motivational drive for going into business. Also, it has the potential to serve as a catalyst for positive energy, enhanced performance and increased commitment to social responsibility. Thereafter study presented a conceptual framework based on exhaustive literature reviews, to guide future research, which was subsequently followed with a discussion on the implications for theory and professional practice at the end.

Item Type: Book Chapter
Additional Information: 6002/12357 (Paper prepared for the 10th International Conference of the Academy of HRD (Asia Chapter) Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, December 3-6, 2011)(First Edition, 2011)
Uncontrolled Keywords: Spirituality, Islamic beliefs, entrepreneur, motivation, performance, social responsibility
Subjects: H Social Sciences > H Social Sciences (General)
H Social Sciences > HF Commerce > HF5001 Business. Business Administration > HF5387 Business ethics
Kulliyyahs/Centres/Divisions/Institutes: Kulliyyah of Economics and Management Sciences > Department of Business Administration
Depositing User: Dr Zulkarnain Kedah
Date Deposited: 10 Feb 2012 21:30
Last Modified: 25 Jun 2013 17:36
URI: http://irep.iium.edu.my/id/eprint/12357

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