Implications of Piety (Taqwa) on Organizational Citizenship Behavior (OCB) from Islamic Perspective: A Study of Professionals in Southeast Asia

9th International Conference of the Academy of HRD (Asia Chapter), pp. 166-181, 2010

12 Pages Posted: 5 Dec 2010 Last revised: 21 Dec 2010

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Dr. Naail Mohammed Kamil

SEGi University - Faculty of Business, Accountancy and Management

AAhad Osman-Gani

IIUM Academy of Graduate & Professional Studies

Mohamed Bin Sulaiman

International Islamic University of Malaysia (IIUM) - Department of Business Administration

Khaliq Ahmad

Faculty of Economics and Management Sciences, International Islamic University Malaysia

Date Written: November 14, 2010

Abstract

Although Organizational Citizenship Behavior (OCB) has received much attention from contemporary researchers, very little research has been done from religious perspectives. This research attempts to enrich the understanding of OCB from Islamic Management perspective, particularly the application of Piety (Taqwa). The exploratory study consists of six intensive interviews, three academics and three practitioners, who were selected from two South-East Asian countries; Malaysia and Indonesia. The respondents represent prestigious academic institutions and top private organizations. The findings from the interviews led to the following propositions that; (1) there is a nexus between OCB and Taqwa; (2) Taqwa and other Islamic principles may serve as antecedents or enabling factors to OCB; and (3) Taqwa should be operationalized for contemporary business research.

Keywords: OCB, Taqwa (Islamic Piety), Islamic Management

JEL Classification: M10

Suggested Citation

Mohammed Kamil, Dr. Naail and Osman-Gani, AAhad M. and Sulaiman, Mohamed Bin and Ahmad, Khaliq, Implications of Piety (Taqwa) on Organizational Citizenship Behavior (OCB) from Islamic Perspective: A Study of Professionals in Southeast Asia (November 14, 2010). 9th International Conference of the Academy of HRD (Asia Chapter), pp. 166-181, 2010, Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=1718821

Dr. Naail Mohammed Kamil (Contact Author)

SEGi University - Faculty of Business, Accountancy and Management ( email )

No. 9, Jalan Teknologi, Taman Sains Selangor
Petaling Jaya, Kota Damansara 47810
Malaysia

AAhad M. Osman-Gani

IIUM Academy of Graduate & Professional Studies ( email )

Graduate School of Management
IIUM University, Jalan Gombak
Kuala Lumpur, SEL 53100
Malaysia
603 6196 6600 (Phone)

Mohamed Bin Sulaiman

International Islamic University of Malaysia (IIUM) - Department of Business Administration ( email )

Kuala Lumpur
Malaysia

Khaliq Ahmad

Faculty of Economics and Management Sciences, International Islamic University Malaysia ( email )

P.O. Box 10
Kuala Lumpur, 53100
Malaysia

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