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MANAGEMENT MODELLING FROM ISLAMIC PERSPECTIVE: SOME REFLECTIONS [article] /Khaliq Ahmad

By: Khaliq Ahmad.
Material type: materialTypeLabelArticleSubject(s): Management -- Islamic perspective In: ‘Ulum Islamiyyah The Malaysian Journal of Islamic Sciences Vol.2,No.1, 2003 p. 43-60Abstract: Management from an Islamic perspective is an emerging subject. There are many authors who have contributed towards the understanding of management functions in areas of leadership motivation, employees' behavior and business management ethics. It is evident that much emphasis is there on basic issues such as ethics and leadership and those related to behavioral aspects of organizations. Rarely there is sources available focusing on Islamic perspectives to operational areas of management such as management process, quality management, marketing and selling or performance appraisal of employees. Over a period of time the body of literature pertaining to Islamic perspectives to different areas of management of organization is likely to increase and the present paper is an attempt in this direction. The main objective of the paper is to introduce the general objective of Islam and Shariah; and its implications on the management profession. Based on the above the author realized that there is dire need to look into problem of management from Islamic perspective by comprehending the management knowledge as is developed in the Western and industrialized countries, do a critical appreciation of the subject, followed by a process of elimination and reconstruction of our own model based on certain Islamic principles. Thus, an Islamic perspective of management model has been developed by the author. It is highly based on the idea of the following premises of thought regarded very high in the early days of Islam can work equally benefiting manner even today. These principles are: 1) visionary leadership, 2) strategic management, 3) management of change, 4) fair treatment and social justice among the employees, 5) sincerity and commitment and 6) motivation based on merit. A model based on the above six principles of management from Islamic perspective, it is hoped-by the author, may help in solving some of the problems of contemporary management
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Management from an Islamic perspective is an emerging subject. There are many authors who have contributed towards the understanding of management functions in areas of leadership motivation, employees' behavior and business management ethics. It is evident that much emphasis is there on basic issues such as ethics and leadership and those related to behavioral aspects of organizations. Rarely there is sources available focusing on Islamic perspectives to operational areas of management such as management process, quality management, marketing and selling or performance appraisal of employees. Over a period of time the body of literature pertaining to Islamic perspectives to different areas of management of organization is likely to increase and the present paper is an attempt in this direction. The main objective of the paper is to introduce the general objective of Islam and Shariah; and its implications on the management profession. Based on the above the author realized that there is dire need to look into problem of management from Islamic perspective by comprehending the management knowledge as is developed in the Western and industrialized countries, do a critical appreciation of the subject, followed by a process of elimination and reconstruction of our own model based on certain Islamic principles. Thus, an Islamic perspective of management model has been developed by the author. It is highly based on the idea of the following premises of thought regarded very high in the early days of Islam can work equally benefiting manner even today. These principles are: 1) visionary leadership, 2) strategic management, 3) management of change, 4) fair treatment and social justice among the employees, 5) sincerity and commitment and 6) motivation based on merit. A model based on the above six principles of management from Islamic perspective, it is hoped-by the author, may help in solving some of the problems of contemporary management

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