The Identification of the Derivers of Islamic Organizational Culture Development

Document Type : Research Article


1 PhD Student, Department of Educational Sciences, Islamshahr Branch, Islamic Azad University, Islamshahr, Iran

2 Assistant Professor, Department of Educational Sciences, Islamshahr Branch, Islamic Azad University, Islamshahr, Iran

3 Associate professor, Department of Educational Sciences, Islamshahr Branch, Islamic Azad University, Islamshahr, Iran


The main purpose of this research was to identify the driving factors (aspects, components, and indexes) of Islamic organizational culture development in education and their mutual effects, which was achieved through a mixed-methods approach. In order to identify the related drivers and components, both document analysis and thematic analysis (using MAXQDA12 software) were used. In the qualitative phase, participants were 17 experts in the field of Islamic organizational. Theoretical saturation was achieved after 14 interviews, and the coding process yielded 233 open and 113 axial codes for Islamic organizational culture. Finally, five dimensions (namely, human-oriented, value-based, organizational, developmental, and perspective-based) and 17 principal components for Islamic organizational culture were identified. The content validity of the research instrument was confirmed. Moreover, in order to calculate test-retest reliability, some interviews were selected as the sample and each of them was coded twice in a short span of time. In the quantitative phase, 21 experts, DEMATEL method, and Microsoft Excel software were used to assess the mutual effects of the components based on the pair-wise comparison of items of a researcher-made questionnaire. The results showed that the religious rites veneration and axial perspectives were the most effective criteria, while social responsibility and internal processes were the most affected ones.


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