Spiritual capital: the co-evolution of an ethical framework based on Abrahamic religious values in the Islamic tradition

Ouardi Dsouli, N Khan, Nada K Kakabadse

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Abstract

Purpose – The aim of this paper is to investigate how values from within Abrahamic religions could be adopted to improve liberal market economies’ (LMEs’) corporate governance business practices. Design/methodology/approach – The concept of spiritual capitalism is explained from an Islamic perspective by adopting three universal Abrahamic values to critically analyse LMEs and offer an ethical alternative to current capitalism concerns. Findings – It is found that LMEs can be improved by considering all stakeholders, putting ethics before economics, and introducing shared risk/reward plus lower debt. Originality/value – The paper compares LMEs/Co-ordinated market economies (CMEs)/Islamic countries economies (ICEs) within an ethical framework for LMEs.
Original languageEnglish
Article number10
Pages (from-to)1058-1076
Number of pages19
JournalJournal of Management Development
Volume31
Issue number10
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jan 2012

Keywords

  • Islam
  • Religion
  • Values
  • Corporate governance
  • Market economy
  • Spiritual capitalism
  • Stakeholders
  • Abrahamic values

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