Understanding Bribery and Islamic Business Ethics in Organizations - A Phenomenological Study

Nadiatus Salama, Nobuyuki Chikudate

Abstract

Indonesia, a country with Muslim majorities, is considered as one of the most bribe countries around the globe. Even bribery is morally wrong from the Islamic business ethics perspectives; it becomes truly entrenched and hard to be uprooted. The implementation of Islamic business ethics is obligatory because organizations must strictly operate in compliance with Quran, which has an extreme concern regarding ethical conduct in every aspect of human life. Even though bribery is more costly than people might think, bribery is an underexplored topic in Indonesia. The cost is not just fines and regulatory actions but also has negative effects on employee morale, loss of financial expenses, low commitment, inadequate organizational culture, job dissatisfaction, and turnover intention. The purpose of this study is to explore the experiences of people who actually engage in bribery in Indonesia. Among various qualitative methods, the authors utilize a phenomenological technique with in-depth interviews in order to obtain wide-ranging insights from people who involved in bribery cases. The finding of this paper is essential to provide significant advices for organizations to operate their business “safely” The authors also consider how Islam, a great and developed tradition of teaching about business ethics, contributes to prevent bribery. Finally, they suggest how Islam enhances ethical lives and well-beings of workers in Islamic workplaces.

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Salama N. and Chikudate N. (2017). Understanding Bribery and Islamic Business Ethics in Organizations - A Phenomenological Study.In 1st International Conference on Islamic Economics, Business, and Philanthropy - Volume 1: ICIEBP, ISBN 978-989-758-315-5, pages 521-526. DOI: 10.5220/0007085105210526


in Bibtex Style

@conference{iciebp17,
author={Nadiatus Salama and Nobuyuki Chikudate},
title={Understanding Bribery and Islamic Business Ethics in Organizations - A Phenomenological Study},
booktitle={1st International Conference on Islamic Economics, Business, and Philanthropy - Volume 1: ICIEBP,},
year={2017},
pages={521-526},
publisher={SciTePress},
organization={INSTICC},
doi={10.5220/0007085105210526},
isbn={978-989-758-315-5},
}


in EndNote Style

TY - CONF

JO - 1st International Conference on Islamic Economics, Business, and Philanthropy - Volume 1: ICIEBP,
TI - Understanding Bribery and Islamic Business Ethics in Organizations - A Phenomenological Study
SN - 978-989-758-315-5
AU - Salama N.
AU - Chikudate N.
PY - 2017
SP - 521
EP - 526
DO - 10.5220/0007085105210526