Journal of Business Ethics

, Volume 18, Issue 4, pp 345–358 | Cite as

Islamic Ethics and the Implications for Business

  • Gillian Rice


As global business operations expand, managers need more knowledge of foreign cultures, in particular, information on the ethics of doing business across borders. The purpose of this paper is twofold: (1) to share the Islamic perspective on business ethics, little known in the west, which may stimulate further thinking and debate on the relationships between ethics and business, and (2) to provide some knowledge of Islamic philosophy in order to help managers do business in Muslim cultures. The case of Egypt illustrates some divergence between Islamic philosophy and practice in economic life. The paper concludes with managerial implications and suggestions for further research.

business ethics Egypt Islamic business ethics Muslim culture 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Gillian Rice
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  1. 1.ThunderbirdThe American Graduate School of International ManagementGlendaleU.S.A

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