Work Ethos and Religion Implementation in Supporting Business Existence in Metal Craftsmen in Cepogo Village of Boyolali Indonesia

Susi Ningsih, Bagus Haryono, Argyo Demartoto

Abstract

The profession of metal craftsmen is a job sent down from one to the next generation in Boyolali community. Metal craftsmen experiences fluctuating business cycle. However, bad times or problematic financial condition does not stop craftsmen from running their business. They work harder to improve their business in order to survive and to develop business to be better. In doing the job as metal craftsmen, work ethos is required to support business successfulness. The unit of analysis in this study was metal craftsmen implementing religion in running their business selected using purposive sampling technique. Techniques of collecting data used were observation, in-depth interview and documentation. Data validation was carried out using source triangulation. Data analysis was carried out using an interactive model. The theories employed in this study were The Protestant Ethic and The Spirit of Capitalism. The result of research showed that metal craftsmen existing in Boyolali have work ethos and religion implementation to support their business successfulness. Work ethos applied by craftsmen included honesty, timeliness in product ordering by consumers, persistence in producing work, loyalty to consumers. Loyalty means that when consumers bring their own design to product or customized product, the design would not be given to other consumers. This metal craft was known as hand made, therefore it has the unique shapes. In running their business, metal craftsmen have a great spirit and work hard for the sake of business successfulness. This spirit builds on religion implementation. Metal craftsmen believed that when they run business, they should also implement religion tenet. Religion implementation conducted by metal craftsmen included establishing Islamic boarding school, elementary school, conducting pilgrimage (umroh), and giving contribution (sedekah) to orphanage. Through implementing religion tenet, the metal craftsmen believed that business successfulness and existence will be realized.

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Ningsih S., Haryono B. and Demartoto A. (2018). Work Ethos and Religion Implementation in Supporting Business Existence in Metal Craftsmen in Cepogo Village of Boyolali Indonesia.In Proceedings of the 2nd International Conference Postgraduate School - Volume 1: ICPS, ISBN 978-989-758-348-3, pages 786-789. DOI: 10.5220/0007551407860789


in Bibtex Style

@conference{icps18,
author={Susi Ningsih and Bagus Haryono and Argyo Demartoto},
title={Work Ethos and Religion Implementation in Supporting Business Existence in Metal Craftsmen in Cepogo Village of Boyolali Indonesia},
booktitle={Proceedings of the 2nd International Conference Postgraduate School - Volume 1: ICPS,},
year={2018},
pages={786-789},
publisher={SciTePress},
organization={INSTICC},
doi={10.5220/0007551407860789},
isbn={978-989-758-348-3},
}


in EndNote Style

TY - CONF

JO - Proceedings of the 2nd International Conference Postgraduate School - Volume 1: ICPS,
TI - Work Ethos and Religion Implementation in Supporting Business Existence in Metal Craftsmen in Cepogo Village of Boyolali Indonesia
SN - 978-989-758-348-3
AU - Ningsih S.
AU - Haryono B.
AU - Demartoto A.
PY - 2018
SP - 786
EP - 789
DO - 10.5220/0007551407860789