Guest Editors’ Introduction: In Pursuit of Islamic akhlaq of Business and Development

  title={Guest Editors’ Introduction: In Pursuit of Islamic akhlaq of Business and Development},
  author={Jawad Syed and Beverly Dawn Metcalfe},
  journal={Journal of Business Ethics},
This special issue (globalization, development and Islamic business ethics) is a collection of peer-reviewed papers on Islamic ethics of business and development in the global economy; a topic that is becoming increasingly important and relevant not only for multinational and local organizations in Muslim majority countries and communities but also for governments and organizations employing or dealing with Muslim diaspora in the West. In Islamic theology and philosophy, akhlaq, an Arabic term… 
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