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Spiritual quotient towards organizational sustainability: the Islamic perspective

Sohail Akhtar (School of Management, Universiti Sains Malaysia, Minden, Malaysia)
Mohd Anuar Arshad (School of Management, Universiti Sains Malaysia, Minden, Malaysia)
Arshad Mahmood (School of Management, Universiti Sains Malaysia, Minden, Malaysia)
Adeel Ahmed (School of Management, Universiti Sains Malaysia, Minden, Malaysia)

World Journal of Entrepreneurship, Management and Sustainable Development

ISSN: 2042-5961

Article publication date: 8 May 2017

Abstract

Purpose

The purpose of this paper is to explore the impact of spiritual quotient (SQ) on the organisational sustainability from the Islamic perspective. Till date, many organisations around the world are facing environmental, social and economic issues affecting their organisational sustainability.

Design/methodology/approach

The present paper is conceptual paper based on literature review on employee’s behavioural issues and role of SQ for organisational sustainability.

Findings

This present paper argues that SQ must be considered as the important factor for employee development in the organisation. It develops spiritual awareness among employees which enhances their productivity within the organisation. Furthermore, SQ is necessary means of identifying and harnessing deeper inner resources with the capacity to care for the well-being of the organisation and advance its development.

Research limitations/implications

The paper suggests SQ and its multi-dimensions with the implication for future research in organisational sustainability.

Originality/value

The paper discusses the development of the concept of SQ from the Islamic perspective.

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Acknowledgements

The authors acknowledge the support of IPS fellowship scheme Universiti Sains Malaysia in conducting this research.

Citation

Akhtar, S., Arshad, M.A., Mahmood, A. and Ahmed, A. (2017), "Spiritual quotient towards organizational sustainability: the Islamic perspective", World Journal of Entrepreneurship, Management and Sustainable Development, Vol. 13 No. 2, pp. 163-170. https://doi.org/10.1108/WJEMSD-01-2017-0002

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Emerald Publishing Limited

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