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Title: The learning organisation from Islamic perspectives : a case study of two Islamic organizations in Malaysia
Author: Ahmad, Aini
Awarding Body: Lancaster University
Current Institution: Lancaster University
Date of Award: 2011
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"Learning organization" is one of the famous organizational theories and approaches to organizational development. Many empirical researches have been done on its implementation and application in various sectors and cultural settings. Following the interest in applying the concept in all types of organizations, this study seeks to explore what the similarities and dissimilarities between Islamic principles and practices are, as applied to corporate life, compared with the same from the idea of the learning organization, and how compatible are they. To achieve the purpose, a case study method mainly using Vin's (1999) case study approach was conducted, involving two established Islamic organizations in Malaysia. The first, Victorious, is a pilgrimage institution and the second, Radiant, is an educational institution. The source of data was largely obtained from semi-structured interviews supported by other types of documentation. The findings showed that there were elements in Islamic management principles practiced in the organizations that were in-congruent with the concept of a learning organization. Apart from that, comparisons of learning organization principles vs. Islamic organization principles and practices were also presented. A model of a learning organization for Islamic organization is proposed at the end, alongside some core concepts in Islam that seem to have integrating possibilities with the learning organization
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Qualification Name: Thesis (Ph.D.) Qualification Level: Doctoral
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