Introduction : Islam and human resource management

Kamel Mellahi, Pawan S. Budhwar

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Purpose – The purpose of this paper is to introduce this special issue on Islam and human resource management (HRM).
Design/methodology/approach – The paper introduces the papers in this special issue, which further current understanding of the association between Islam and HRM, and HRM practices in Islamic countries. The papers debate whether it makes sense to talk about an Islamic HRM, and try to identify the key features of an Islamic HRM model that is substantially distinctive from existing normative models of HRM.
Findings – The papers examine the impact of Islamic values on HRM practices and organisational outcomes, but more research is needed to gain a deeper understanding of the role Islam plays at the work place, and specifically how Islamic ideals, culture, values and norms are used in practice and implications thereof on workplace environment and overall organisational performance.
Originality/value – The paper introduces the concept of Islam and human resource management.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)685-691
Number of pages7
JournalPersonnel Review
Issue number6
Publication statusPublished - 2010


  • human resource management
  • management research
  • Islam


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