Identifying Components of Virtue-Based and Jihadic Organizations in the Islamic Revolution


1 professor at Tarbiat Modarres University

2 Assistant professor at Imam Sadegh University

3 PhD candidate at Policymaking, Imam Hussein Comprehensive University


Virtue ethics is a type of ethical theory which has been considered in different fields, especially in management. It can be employed in the field of management and organization to move towards virtue-based organizations. The Islamic revolution paved the way for the emergence of virtue-based organizations. This research is intended to identify two virtue-based institutions, Jihad Sazandegui and Islamic Revolutionary Committee as well as their components. The data of this qualitative research are collected by interviews with active experts in these institutions. The interviews are analyzed through thematic analysis. The results pointed out the following components for virtue-based organizations: organizational piety, organizational brotherhood, wisdom, general sacrifice, braveness, constant struggle, managers’ flexibility.


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