Identification of the Defining Characteristics of Jihadi Manager through Meta-Synthesis Method


1 Corresponding author, Master of media management, Seda va Sima University

2 PhD at media management, assistant professor at Seda va Sima University


Considering the sayings of the Supreme Leader of the Islamic Revolution about the necessity and importance of conducting Jihadi Management to achieve goals of the country, the researcher decided to find out the defining characteristics of Jihadi managers. Hence, Meta-synthesis method, a type of Meta-study research method, was employed for this purpose. Various keywords relating to Jihadi management were identified from 84 research data banks, related articles and books. 38 of these sources directly explained the characteristics of Jihadi managers. The primary codes were selected through Meta-synthesis method. They were classified into 148 concepts. The researchers identified 16 categories out of these concepts which defined Jihadi managers. They included God-orientedness, religiousness, morality-orientedness, intuition, rational decision making, meritocracy, tolerance, effective relationship with colleagues, increasing productivity, self-confidence, faithfulness, revolutionary thinking, punctuality and law-orientedness, devotedness, great endeavor and wisdom. Finally, these characteristics were divided into two large groups of general characteristics and Jihadi Characteristics.


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