Entrepreneurship from an Islamic Perspective

29 Pages Posted: 3 Jun 2014

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Ali Guemuesay

University of Oxford - Said Business School; University of Oxford - Magdalen College

Date Written: 2014

Abstract

Research about the role of religion in entrepreneurship and more broadly management is sparse. In this conceptual article we complement existing entrepreneurship theory by examining entrepreneurship from an Islamic perspective (EIP). EIP is based on three interconnected pillars: the entrepreneurial, socio-economic/ethical and religio-spiritual. We outline how Islam shapes entrepreneurship at the micro-, meso- and macro-level, indicate how Islam may be considered an entrepreneurial religion in the sense that it enables and encourages entrepreneurial activity, review research streams interlinking Islam with entrepreneurship and management and outline promising research approaches.

Keywords: Entrepreneurship, Religion, Business Ethics, Social Entrepreneurship, Islam

Suggested Citation

Guemuesay, Ali, Entrepreneurship from an Islamic Perspective (2014). Journal of Business Ethics, Forthcoming. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=2441668

Ali Guemuesay (Contact Author)

University of Oxford - Said Business School ( email )

Park End Street
Oxford, OX1 1HP
Great Britain

University of Oxford - Magdalen College ( email )

Magdalen College
Oxford, OX1 4AU
United Kingdom

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