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Title: The interrelationships among business ethics, organisational culture and attitudes towards strategic growth alternatives of Muslims' SMEs in the UK
Author: Alanazi, Tawfeeq Mohammed B.
ISNI:       0000 0004 2741 5601
Awarding Body: University of Birmingham
Current Institution: University of Birmingham
Date of Award: 2013
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This research has been conducted to explore certain elements of Islamic business ethics and the roles they adopt to shape particular types of organisational culture, and thus the impact of organisational culture on attitudes toward strategic growth amongst a very specific population, which are SMEs that are owned or managed by Muslims in the UK. Previous research showed that a better understanding of organisational culture, and its main components, leads to effective and successful planning to achieve strategic changes. The research has been conducted based on a mixed methodology, combining qualitative and quantitative methods of research. The research began positively with a conceptual and theoretical model reflecting the author's research methodology approach. However, one part of the conceptual model, the "elements of Islamic business ethics factor" was ambiguous, because there were fewer contributions to be found in this area. Therefore, a set of in-depth, semi-structured interviews was planned to identify and clarify this part, followed by a well-designed questionnaire that was distributed across the whole UK. Principally, the elements of Islamic business ethics were discovered within the first stage, and many of the participants have mentioned the important impact of Islamic business ethics on shaping particular types of organisational culture, specifically, when the owner or manager has a strong spirituality. Moreover, the statistical results show that the type of organisational culture plays a significant role on the owner or manager's attitude to attain a certain alternative plan for strategic growth.
Supervisor: Not available Sponsor: Not available
Qualification Name: Thesis (Ph.D.) Qualification Level: Doctoral
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Keywords: BJ Ethics ; BP Islam. Bahaism. Theosophy ; etc ; HF Commerce