Title: Entrepreneurial motivation, performance and commitment to social responsibility: toward future research

Authors: Isa Mohammed Adamu; Zulkarnain Kedah; AAhad M. Osman-Gani

Addresses: Department of Business Administration, Kulliyah of Economics and Management Sciences, International Islamic University, Jalan Gombak, Kuala Lumpur 53100, Malaysia ' Department of Business Administration, Kulliyah of Economics and Management Sciences, International Islamic University, Jalan Gombak, Kuala Lumpur 53100, Malaysia ' Department of Business Administration, Kulliyah of Economics and Management Sciences, International Islamic University, Jalan Gombak, Kuala Lumpur 53100, Malaysia

Abstract: Although the study of religion and its effects on social phenomena had received attention lately, much research in this area has excluded Islam. To date there is dearth of precious information regarding Islamic religiosity and its effects on entrepreneurial outcomes. In this exploratory study, a conceptual analysis of the effects of Islamic religiosity on entrepreneurial motivation, performance and commitment to social responsibility is considered. We suggest that Islamic rituals have the potential benefit of fostering the entrepreneurial outcomes considered and we recommend that religious practices be encouraged in the workplace.

Keywords: entrepreneurship; social responsibility; Islamic religiosity; Islam; entrepreneurial motivation; entrepreneurial performance; religion in the workplace.

DOI: 10.1504/IJESB.2013.052058

International Journal of Entrepreneurship and Small Business, 2013 Vol.18 No.2, pp.194 - 210

Available online: 11 Feb 2013 *

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