The Islamic Contribution to the Management of Human Capital: Lessons for Contemporary Society from the Work Ethic of the Early Islamic Period

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The Arab world had a proud tradition of providing security to its working class especially during the early Islamic period. To be relevant in the future, however, developing Arab societies will need to re-examine their currently Euro-centric premise and strive to serve global equity through a more balanced philosophy, one that acknowledges their rich cultural heritage whilst simultaneously embracing the need for modernisation and advancement. Thus, the contemporary strategist in the Arab world needs to be inspired by the humanism of the early Islamic scholars, such as Abu Hamid Muhammad Al- Ghazzali (1058-1111). The principles for good governance (knowledge, justice, wisdom and tolerance) were articulated by Al-Ghazzali a millennium ago and remain valid today. Using Dubai as a model for change, this paper proposes a paradigm shift in work ethic inspired by early Muslim practitioners for creating sustainable and moderate Arab societies in the 21st century. It further demonstrates the ability of the growing regional knowledge economy to adapt economically and socially by implementing traditional ethical guidelines to achieve sustainable growth in addition to avoiding the exploitation of a largely foreign labour class.
Original languageEnglish
Publication statusUnpublished - Jul 2008
EventSixth International Conference on New Directions in the Humanities - Fatih University, Istanbul, Turkey
Duration: 15 Jul 200818 Jul 2008
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ConferenceSixth International Conference on New Directions in the Humanities
CountryTurkey
CityIstanbul
Period15/07/0818/07/08
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    An Islamic Perspective on Economic and Social Justice

    Randeree, K., 2015, The Organizational and Business Ethics Imperative. Westover, J. H. (ed.). Organization Studies, a book imprint by Common Ground Publishing, p. 235-244

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  • The Work Ethic of the Early Islamic Period: Lessons for Contemporary Society

    Randeree, K. & Malik, I., 2006, (Unpublished).

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    Randeree, K. (2008). The Islamic Contribution to the Management of Human Capital: Lessons for Contemporary Society from the Work Ethic of the Early Islamic Period. Abstract from Sixth International Conference on New Directions in the Humanities, Istanbul, Turkey.