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Practical wisdom for management from the Islamic tradition

Wafa El Garah (School of Business Administration, Al Akhawayn University, Ifrane, Morocco)
Rafik I. Beekun (Center for Corporate Governance and Business Ethics, University of Nevada, Reno, Nevada, USA)
André Habisch (Ingolstadt School of Management, Catholic University of Eichstätt‐Ingolstadt, Eichstätt, Germany and EABIS – The Academy of Business in Society, Brussels, Belgium)
Gilbert Lenssen (EABIS – The Academy of Business in Society, Brussels, Belgium)
Cristian Loza Adaui (Ingolstadt School of Management, Catholic University of Eichstätt‐Ingolstadt, Eichstätt, Germany and EABIS – The Academy of Business in Society, Brussels, Belgium)

Journal of Management Development

ISSN: 0262-1711

Article publication date: 19 October 2012

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Abstract

Purpose

The purpose of this paper is to provide an overview of the special issue on practical wisdom for management from the Islamic traditions.

Design/methodology/approach

The guest editorial introduces the papers in this special issue, focusing on practical wisdom for management from the Islamic tradition.

Findings

Using multiple levels of analysis as well as both academic and practitioner‐oriented perspectives, this special issue demonstrates that the Islamic tradition offers valuable practical wisdom insights in multiple areas including leadership, human resource management, action learning, knowledge transfer and business ethics.

Originality/value

This issue represents the first exploratory contribution to the research on practical wisdom from the Islamic tradition, opening a new focus of research and contributing to management development.

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Citation

El Garah, W., Beekun, R.I., Habisch, A., Lenssen, G. and Loza Adaui, C. (2012), "Practical wisdom for management from the Islamic tradition", Journal of Management Development, Vol. 31 No. 10, pp. 991-1000. https://doi.org/10.1108/02621711211281906

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Emerald Group Publishing Limited

Copyright © 2012, Emerald Group Publishing Limited

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