Journal of Business Ethics

, Volume 133, Issue 2, pp 325–333 | Cite as

Impact of Islamic Work Ethics on Organizational Citizenship Behaviors and Knowledge-Sharing Behaviors

  • Ghulam MurtazaEmail author
  • Muhammad Abbas
  • Usman Raja
  • Olivier Roques
  • Afsheen Khalid
  • Rizwan Mushtaq


This study examines the impact of Islamic Work Ethic (IWE) on organizational citizenship behaviors (OCBs) and knowledge-sharing behaviors (KSBs) among university employees in Pakistan. A total of 215 respondents from public sector educational institutions participated in this research. The findings suggest that IWE has a positive effect on OCBs. In other words, individuals with high IWE demonstrate more citizenship behaviors than those with low IWE. The findings also suggest a positive effect of IWE on KSBs. Individuals with high IWE exhibit more KSBs than those with low IWE. The paper also discusses the theoretical and practical implications of these findings.


Islamic Work Ethic Knowledge-sharing behaviors Organizational citizenship behaviors 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Ghulam Murtaza
    • 1
    Email author
  • Muhammad Abbas
    • 2
  • Usman Raja
    • 3
  • Olivier Roques
    • 1
  • Afsheen Khalid
    • 4
  • Rizwan Mushtaq
    • 5
  1. 1.Aix-Marseille Graduate School of management-IAEAix-Marseille Université, CERGAM EA 4225PuyricardFrance
  2. 2.Faculty of Management SciencesRiphah International UniversityIslamabadPakistan
  3. 3.Goodman School of Business Brock UniversitySt. CatahrinesCanada
  4. 4.Faculty of Administrative SciencesAir UniversityIslamabadPakistan
  5. 5.Maison des Sciences EconomiquesUniversité Paris 1ParisFrance

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