Studying Effect of Islamic Professional Ethics and Social Responsibility on Social Capital (Shiraz University as a case)

Document Type : Original Article


Assistant professor, Department of Management, Faculty of Economics and Social Sciences, University of Shiraz, Iran


The Islamic ethics views dedication to work as a virtue. Social relations at work are encouraged in order to meet one’s needs and establish equilibrium in one’s individual and social life. On the other hand Social capital can facilitate access to information and vital sources in order to promote performance and use environmental opportunities. An organization with powerful social capital can have immediate access to a wide range of information in order to create innovative performance. This capital is an intangible asset to the organizations and successful organizations can use it appropriately and immediately. Accordingly, this research examines the effect of Islamic ethics on social capital with the role of mediator of social responsibility. This research is descriptive survey, in which the questionnaire has been used to collect data. Shiraz University was chosen as an Islamic case. The survey sample consists of 273 randomly taken employees of Shiraz University. Data collected by structural equation software LISREL has been analyzed. The results revealed Islamic ethics has a positive and significant effect on social responsibility and social capital.


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