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Effects of Maqasid al-Shariah for ethical decision making among social entrepreneurs

Mhd. Sarif, Suhaimi and Ismail, Yusof and Azan, Zaliza (2017) Effects of Maqasid al-Shariah for ethical decision making among social entrepreneurs. Journal of Islamic Management Studies, 1 (1). pp. 1-14.

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An ethical decision manifests the protection and preservation of benefits and rights of business stakeholders. The mainstream practice is based on conventional ethical principles. The application of Maqasid al-Shariah is limited to Shariah compliant enterprises due to the industrial requirements or the need to gain competitive advantage. The unique model of social enterprises combined for-profit and not-for-profit objectives. Such combination requires balancing between profit and social ends. The application of Maqasid al-Shariah is essential for ethical decision making. The study aims to explore the effects of Maqasid alShariah for ethical decision making among social entrepreneurs. The study covers important aspects of social enterprises, the use of guidelines, measurement on each decision, and wellbeing of stakeholders. Based on personal interview with social entrepreneurs, the application of Maqasid al-Shariah allows for the enhancement of wellness, welfare, and well-being of social enterprises and the key stakeholders. The results of the study suggest there is intermediate impact in terms of triple bottom line and stakeholders’ approach to ethical decision making of social entrepreneurs. The study suggests the use of case study method for future research.

Item Type: Article (Journal)
Additional Information: 3328/57131
Uncontrolled Keywords: Maqasid al-shariah, Ethical decision making, Social entrepreneurs
Subjects: H Social Sciences > HF Commerce > HF5001 Business. Business Administration > HF5387 Business ethics
Kulliyyahs/Centres/Divisions/Institutes (Can select more than one option. Press CONTROL button): Kulliyyah of Economics and Management Sciences > Department of Business Administration
Depositing User: Dr Suhaimi Mhd Sarif
Date Deposited: 31 May 2017 13:10
Last Modified: 31 May 2017 13:10
URI: http://irep.iium.edu.my/id/eprint/57131

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