Business Ethics and Religion In the Financial Business Sector: Case of Syria

Journal of Business & Management (COES&RJ-JBM) Vol 1, No.2, April 2013 Issue

40 Pages Posted: 10 Apr 2013

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Hussin Hejase

AMERICAN UNIVERSITY OF SCIENCE & TECHNOLOGY

Bassam Hamdar

AMERICAN UNIVERSITY OF SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY

Mohammad Raslan

AMERICAN UNIVERSITY OF SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY

Ale Hejase

LEBANESE AMERICAN UNIVERSITY

Nouri Beyruti

LEBANESE AMERICAN UNIVERSITY

Date Written: April 7, 2013

Abstract

Business ethics is one of the most discussed topics in this millennium, and one of the most conflicting subjects. Unfortunately, people nowadays believe that ethics is not related to any type of religion, but is a habit gained from culture, family upbringing and society. This study is exploratory in nature and assesses the notion related to the absence of the true meaning of religion and how people separate ethics from religion. A survey questionnaire is used to collect data to assess respondents’ knowledge, attitude, and demographics. This paper is an investigative review of how religion affects the behavior of people working in places that are more often exposed to unethical practices. This research assesses business ethics within the context of Islam in banking and insurance sectors in Syria. The expected outcome is to add to the existing literature that addresses ethics as an essential part of religion.

Keywords: Ethics, religion, banks, Islam in banking, Syria

Suggested Citation

HEJASE, HUSSIN and HAMDAR, BASSAM and RASLAN, MOHAMMAD and HEJASE, ALE and BEYRUTI, NOURI, Business Ethics and Religion In the Financial Business Sector: Case of Syria (April 7, 2013). Journal of Business & Management (COES&RJ-JBM) Vol 1, No.2, April 2013 Issue. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=2246501

HUSSIN HEJASE (Contact Author)

AMERICAN UNIVERSITY OF SCIENCE & TECHNOLOGY ( email )

Ashrafieh, Alfred Naccache Street
BEIRUT
Lebanon

HOME PAGE: http://www.aust.edu.lb/pages.asp?id=1054&firstLevel=1&sstatus=0

BASSAM HAMDAR

AMERICAN UNIVERSITY OF SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY ( email )

Ashrafieh, Alfred Naccache Street
PO Box 16-6452
Ashrafieh, Beirut, Beirut 1100-2130
Lebanon

MOHAMMAD RASLAN

AMERICAN UNIVERSITY OF SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY ( email )

Ashrafieh, Alfred Naccache Street
PO Box 16-6452
Ashrafieh, Beirut, Beirut 1100-2130
Lebanon

ALE HEJASE

LEBANESE AMERICAN UNIVERSITY ( email )

P.O.Box 36
Chouran-Beirut 1102 2801
Byblos
Lebanon

NOURI BEYRUTI

LEBANESE AMERICAN UNIVERSITY ( email )

P.O.Box 36
Chouran-Beirut 1102 2801
Byblos
Lebanon

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