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Corporate Social Responsibility: An Islamic Perspective


  • Elasrag, Hussein


Islam provides a basis and guideline for living one’s life. Within this, there is a very detailed concept of ethical and social behaviour which allows us to deduce that the concept of social responsibility automatically has a role in Islam. This is a critical point that must be firstly understood as the role of moral ethics has been underpinned in Islam for over 1400 years whilst the concept of CSR remains relatively new for businesses today. The scope of this book is to briefly outline some of the major aspects of Islam which give consideration for businesses and their push towards Corporate Social Responsibility. It considers the belief system of Islam and how this belief has a significant underpinning of social behaviour

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  • Elasrag, Hussein, 2015. "Corporate Social Responsibility: An Islamic Perspective," MPRA Paper 67537, University Library of Munich, Germany.
  • Handle: RePEc:pra:mprapa:67537

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    Islam; Corporate Social Responsibility; Islamic perspective;
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    JEL classification:

    • D21 - Microeconomics - - Production and Organizations - - - Firm Behavior: Theory
    • G2 - Financial Economics - - Financial Institutions and Services
    • G21 - Financial Economics - - Financial Institutions and Services - - - Banks; Other Depository Institutions; Micro Finance Institutions; Mortgages
    • L22 - Industrial Organization - - Firm Objectives, Organization, and Behavior - - - Firm Organization and Market Structure
    • M0 - Business Administration and Business Economics; Marketing; Accounting; Personnel Economics - - General
    • M14 - Business Administration and Business Economics; Marketing; Accounting; Personnel Economics - - Business Administration - - - Corporate Culture; Diversity; Social Responsibility

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