Islamic Work Ethic: A Content-Analysis Based Literature Review

Özdemir B., Özcan H. M.

in: Religion and Its Impact on Organizational Behavior, Ebtihaj Al-Aali,Meryem Masmoudi,Gardenia Jassim AlSaffar, Editor, IGI Global, Pennsylvania, pp.42-64, 2022

  • Publication Type: Book Chapter / Chapter Research Book
  • Publication Date: 2022
  • Publisher: IGI Global
  • City: Pennsylvania
  • Page Numbers: pp.42-64
  • Editors: Ebtihaj Al-Aali,Meryem Masmoudi,Gardenia Jassim AlSaffar, Editor
  • Eskisehir Osmangazi University Affiliated: Yes


Islamic work ethic (IWE) has been on the rise in the last 10 years and started to attract the attention of researchers. This study examines the development of IWE studies. In this direction, studies with the theme of Islamic work ethic were determined by examining the studies published in the Web of Science database. How IWE research has changed and developed was interpreted by the content analysis method. For that purpose, scientific publications were analyzed in terms of publication year, type of study, research design, sample type, sample size, data collection method, country where the study was carried out, variable types, antecedents and consequences of the IWE by descriptive review model When past studies were examined, it was seen that there was no study examining the literature on IWE in the context of content analysis. This study aims to fill this gap in the literature, to evaluate the situation of the IWE phenomenon in the literature, and to reveal which variables it is associated with.