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Bringing Work Back In Islamic Ethic


  • Possumah, Bayu Taufiq
  • Ismail, Abdul Ghafar
  • Shahida, Shahimi


Religion and work are seldom discussed. The two have caused scholars to question the religion’s role with work. This paper reviews research on the integrate between religion and work by examining issues of concept, definition, measurement, and reviewing research that examines the relationship of work and religion with respect to: different times, types of people, organize human interactions and sources of knowledge. We then discuss the methodological requirement for reintegrating work studies into social institutional theory and indicate what the conceptual payoffs of such integration might be. These payoffs include breaking new conceptual ground, resolving theoretical puzzles and envisioning the nature of new social institutions.

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  • Possumah, Bayu Taufiq & Ismail, Abdul Ghafar & Shahida, Shahimi, 2012. "Bringing Work Back In Islamic Ethic," MPRA Paper 41351, University Library of Munich, Germany, revised 07 Feb 2012.
  • Handle: RePEc:pra:mprapa:41351

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    1. Yusuf Sidani & Akram Al Ariss, 2015. "New Conceptual Foundations for Islamic Business Ethics: The Contributions of Abu-Hamid Al-Ghazali," Journal of Business Ethics, Springer, vol. 129(4), pages 847-857, July.
    2. Filiz AGAOGLU, 2014. "Religious Perspective Of Business Ethics Principles In Turkey And Romania: A Cross Country Comparison," SEA - Practical Application of Science, Fundația Română pentru Inteligența Afacerii, Editorial Department, issue 3, pages 11-22, April.
    3. Ismail, Abdul Ghafar & Zali, Nor Azmidah, 2015. "Ethics in Relation to Islamic Finance Activities," Working Papers 1435-7, The Islamic Research and Teaching Institute (IRTI).
    4. Ali Gümüsay, 2015. "Entrepreneurship from an Islamic Perspective," Journal of Business Ethics, Springer, vol. 130(1), pages 199-208, August.
    5. Hayfaa Tlaiss, 2015. "How Islamic Business Ethics Impact Women Entrepreneurs: Insights from Four Arab Middle Eastern Countries," Journal of Business Ethics, Springer, vol. 129(4), pages 859-877, July.
    6. repec:hur:ijarbs:v:7:y:2017:i:10:p:693-703 is not listed on IDEAS

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    Work Islam Ethic;

    JEL classification:

    • J81 - Labor and Demographic Economics - - Labor Standards - - - Working Conditions
    • J40 - Labor and Demographic Economics - - Particular Labor Markets - - - General
    • J24 - Labor and Demographic Economics - - Demand and Supply of Labor - - - Human Capital; Skills; Occupational Choice; Labor Productivity
    • A10 - General Economics and Teaching - - General Economics - - - General
    • J53 - Labor and Demographic Economics - - Labor-Management Relations, Trade Unions, and Collective Bargaining - - - Labor-Management Relations; Industrial Jurisprudence
    • J30 - Labor and Demographic Economics - - Wages, Compensation, and Labor Costs - - - General

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