Portraying ethical reasoning in Islamic banking: addressing the role of work experience

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This study aims to examine the ethical dimensions of Islamic bankers, with a reference to the factors influencing decision-making behavior related to ethical issues based on al-Ghazali's ethical philosophy. The findings reveal the manner in which Islamic banking practitioners brace themselves into situations that warrant the use of reason in making decisions related to ethical issues, where desires tend to dominate human choices. While the guidance of divine knowledge has been found to be ineffective in decision-making, the element of satanic force was found to significantly influence this process. The insignificant heterogeneous effect of work experience suggests that banking authorities should intensify the capacity building in the area of ethical teachings and the foundation of Islamic faith, regardless of the job tenure of employees. This study contributes to the growing literature on the ethical aspects in Islamic banking and organizational behavior by offering important implications for understanding and refining the ethical stance related to Islamic banking practices based on the Islamic perspective.
Ethical dimensions , Islamic banking , al-Ghazali's ethical philosophy , Work experience
Shamsudheen, S. V., & Rosly, S. A. (2022). Portraying ethical reasoning in Islamic banking: addressing the role of work experience. Business Ethics, the Environment & Responsibility, 31(2), 438-452.
John Wiley & Sons Ltd

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