ENGLISH- BACK TO FUNDAMENTALS: IS ETHICAL LEADERSHIP SUFFICIENT OR WE ALSO NEED ISLAMIC WORK ETHICS TO KEEP EMPLOYEES PERFORMING?
This study aims to investigate the impact of ethical leadership on job performance, organizational citizenship behavior and turnover Intention. Importantly, it examines the moderating role of Islamic work ethics. In this survey research participants were 350 employees randomly selected from telecom sector. Results indicate that ethical leadership is associated with increase in Job Performance Organizational citizenship behavior and decrease in employee’s turnover intention. Moreover, the results show that Islamic work ethics moderate the relationship between ethical leadership and job performance. This study was limited to the telecom sector of Pakistan. A predictive model on ethical leadership & Islamic work ethics could be built involving multiple sectors and geographical areas to gain higher generalizability. Our research suggests that telecom sector should develop and institute high ethics human resource practices that involve ethical recruitment and selection, training and compensation activities.
These findings will contribute to the growing literature on Islamic work ethics and ethical leadership.