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Ontology and epistemology in management research : an Islamic perspective

Mohammed Kamil, Naail (2011) Ontology and epistemology in management research : an Islamic perspective. Postmodern Openings, 2 (7). pp. 67-74. ISSN 2068 – 0236

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Abstract

From the Western value system, two kinds of ontological and epistemological standpoints are characterized in Management and Social Sciences research; realist ontology and subjectivist ontology or objectivist epistemology and subjectivist epistemology. The kind of ontology and epistemology a researcher commits to has inherent effects towards the researcher’s way of contributing new knowledge. This short communication attempts to contribute new knowledge to the literature of philosophical standpoints in management research by discussing the ontological and epistemological stances with respect to Islam. It was shown that the Islamic viewpoint of ontology and epistemology is in the middle side between realist - subjectivist ontology and between objectivist – subjectivist epistemology. This stance of Islam on ontology and epistemology as elaborated in the Qur’an and the tradition of the Prophet Muhammad (peace be upon him) increases the resilience with which knowledge is contributed in a holistic manner regardless of social, cultural or political backgrounds

Item Type: Article (Journal)
Uncontrolled Keywords: Philosophy, School of Thought, Islam, Ontology, Epistemology, Management Research. 1
Subjects: A General Works > AS Academies and learned societies (General)
A General Works > AZ History of Scholarship The Humanities
H Social Sciences > HA Statistics > HA29 Theory and method of social science statistics
Kulliyyahs/Centres/Divisions/Institutes: Kulliyyah of Economics and Management Sciences > Department of Business Administration
Depositing User: Dr. Naail M. Kamil
Date Deposited: 05 Sep 2013 14:41
Last Modified: 05 Sep 2013 14:41
URI: http://irep.iium.edu.my/id/eprint/31452

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