Islamic knowledge-centred worldview in the Malaysian automobile industry

[German title: Die islamische wissenszentrierte Weltsicht in der malaysischen Automobilindustrie]

Knowledge-induced technological change: A study involving the automobile innovation in Malaysia with layers of techniques 
Author(s): Masudul Alam Choudhury, Toseef Azid, Mushtaq Ahmad Klasra 
Journal: International Journal of Social Economics 
ISSN: 0306-8293 
Year: 2006 Volume: 33 Issue: 11 Page: 744 – 765 
DOI: 10.1108/03068290610705661 
Publisher: Emerald Group Publishing Limited 

Abstract: Purpose – To apply the Tawhidi epistemology in the automobile industry as the paradigm of the Islamic socio-scientific order in terms of its inherent knowledge-centered worldview.
Design/methodology/approach – The concepts of unity and unification of knowledge in a system-wide sense are analytically developed in the framework of shuratic process or equivalently as the interactive, integrative and evolutionary process-oriented methodology (IIE).
Findings – The analytical conceptualization is derived in the light of Qur’anic rules (ahkam) and recommended that policies, programs and instruments would jointly promote the development of mutual profitability and address the social milieu as well.
Research limitations/implications – Tawhidi unification methodology of extensive participation and linkage can be applied widely.
Originality/value – Certain policy recommendations in the light of the shari’ah precepts of this case study can be made. 

Keywords: Epistemology, Innovation, Islam, Knowledge management, Malaysia 

Article Type: Case study 

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