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Perceived Islamic work ethics and organisational commitment among Muslim engineers in Perak Tengah and Manjung district

Yushak, Mohamed Shamaun and Rajuddin, Adli Rafai Ahmad and Mohamed, Zakiah and Daud, Khairian Mohamad and Bawadi, Norfazilah and Sarif, Suhaimi Mhd (2011) Perceived Islamic work ethics and organisational commitment among Muslim engineers in Perak Tengah and Manjung district. In: 2nd International Conference on Engineering Professional Ethics and Education (ICEPEE ‘11), 17-19 May 2011, Kuala Lumpur.

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Abstract

Many have argued that the productivity and quality of work of Muslim engineers are lower than their non-Muslim counterparts. Islamic Work Ethics is argued as the main barrier for higher productivity. The study aims to obtain the views of Muslim engineers in Perak Tengah and Manjung Districts whether Islamic Work Ethics (IWE) contributes to lower productivity and quality of work by Muslim professionals. The study distributed questionnaires to the 50 Muslim engineers. The preliminary findings show IWE enhances Muslim engineers’ commitment towards their organisations and also work productivity and quality. Thus, the findings rejected the claim that IWE is the barrier for productivity and work quality. Nevertheless, the study found that the “theomorphic potential” of most Muslim engineers in Perak Tengah and Manjung are not fully realized. Such weakness reduces the conscious to be more careful and thoughtful in producing quality work. The study suggests that Muslim engineers should enhance the cognitive (aql’), affective (nafs’) and normative (syariat) aspects of work with Qur’anic-based Islamic values as demonstrated by Prophet Muhammad P.B.U.H. Future studies should cross examine professionals from other sectors with larger sample size.

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Full Paper)
Additional Information: 3328/3245
Uncontrolled Keywords: Islamic work ethics, organisational commitment, Muslim engineers
Subjects: 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 Suhaimi Mhd Sarif
Date Deposited: 17 Oct 2011 10:16
Last Modified: 13 Dec 2011 09:44
URI: http://irep.iium.edu.my/id/eprint/3245

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