Munich Personal RePEc Archive

An Islamic perspective of industrial relations: the case of Pakistan

Syed, Jawad (2008): An Islamic perspective of industrial relations: the case of Pakistan. Published in: Journal of Management, Spirituality and Religion , Vol. 5, No. 4 (2008): pp. 417-440.

[img]
Preview
PDF
MPRA_paper_13684.pdf

Download (99kB) | Preview

Abstract

The aim of this paper is to describe an Islamic perspective of industrial relations (IR). Based on a review of literature on IR in Islam including a reading of the principal sources of Islam (the Qur'an and the Hadith), the paper identifies two divergent ethical approaches to IR: a pro-equality (neutral) approach and a pro-social justice (affirmative) approach. In its second half, the paper offers a case study of IR in Pakistan. The study suggests that the two divergent Islamic approaches to IR may be seen as having ambiguous implications for labor laws and trade unions in Pakistan (and possibly other Muslim majority countries).

UB_LMU-Logo
MPRA is a RePEc service hosted by
the Munich University Library in Germany.