Conceptualising Islamic Human Resource Management Principles in the Context of Palestine

  • Shaban Jamal Ayyat Universiti Sultan Zainal Abidin
  • Md. Faruk Abdullah Universiti Sultan Zainal Abidin
  • Bahyah Abdul Halim Universiti Sultan Zainal Abidin


Purpose - The purpose of this study is to conceptualise Human Resource Management Principles in the context of Palestine by investigating the current and standard practices of Islamic HRM principles in the West Bank in Palestine. The primary focus is more on the implementation and awareness about Islamic HRM principles in the large institutions and organisations including governmental and non-governmental influential bodies like banks, universities, ministries and other key organisations.

Approach – The paper takes the form of a qualitative approach based on an extensive review of relevant literature. It examines the different available research works and studies done in the field of HRM and Islamic Human resources in the West Bank in Palestine. It aims to summarise the current trends and possible future implications of the present behaviours and practices in the Palestinian organisations and their awareness about the importance of Islamic HRM.

Findings – The reviewed literature reveals a considerable misunderstanding of the critical concepts of the Islamic HRM and a lack of awareness about their nature and importance to the organisations. Although most organisations claim that their practices are in line with the principles of Islam and they care a lot about fair treatment and honesty, nevertheless the reality is that the literature reveals a minimal implementation of these principles. Furthermore, the Israeli occupation has created many limitations on Palestinian organisations.

Research limitations – The limitations that this study faced are the lack of data from primary resources and official data. Furthermore, there is a lack of research papers on Islamic HRM in the Palestinian context because of the limited resources and empirical studies in this area.

Value –The study has an excellent value for decision-makers and policymakers in Palestine and shows them the importance of implementing Islamic HRM for their organisations


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How to Cite
Ayyat, S. J., Md. Faruk Abdullah, & Abdul Halim, B. (2020). Conceptualising Islamic Human Resource Management Principles in the Context of Palestine. The Journal of Management Theory and Practice (JMTP), 1(2), 9-15.
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