The Explanation and Analysis of the Components of Manager-Subordinate Communication in Religious Propositions

Document Type : Methodologies


1 Assistant Professor, Department of Business Management, Ilam University, Ilam, Iran

2 MSc of Business Management, Ilam University, Ilam, Iran


This study was carried out to explain and analyze the components of manager-subordinate communication from Islamic perspective. A qualitative thematic analysis was adopted to extract the required communication-related themes from religious sources. The statistical population of this study was comprised of books (including the Quran and Nahj al-balagha) and articles in the domain of Islam and the Infallibles’ (a) conduct, from which a sample of books and research articles were selected. In order to extract the themes, first the descriptive coding of basic themes was carried out. Then, in the interpretive coding stage, the basic themes were categorized into organizing themes. Finally, the determination of comprehensive themes – which covered all previous themes – was done. Data analysis led to the identification of 56 descriptive themes, 18 organizing themes, and 6 comprehensive themes. The main components included the enhancement of tolerance, meritocracy, and avoidance of arrogance.


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