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Practical wisdom for management from the Islamic tradition

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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.

Keywords: Islam; Leadership; Management; Management theory; Practical wisdom

Document Type: Research Article


Publication date: 2012-10-19

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