Exploration of Islamic Moral Axioms in Employer-Employee Relationships in Saudi Arabia
The goal of the study is to assess the existence of the aforementioned axiom in the Saudi Arabian economy, by assessing employer-employee relationships. The research question then is: Do Saudi Arabian employer-to-employee relationships stems from and adhere to the governing principles of Islamic morality (as they self-proclaim), or is it more in line with free-market, capitalistic, secular morality?
To answer this question, we will be conducting a research-survey, whereby the targeted population are employers. A randomly-selected body of 200 employers will be sampled.
The survey will investigate the moral-axiom of interest- weather employers perceive and treat employees as mere means to an end, or as end in themselves. We will explore both subjective views and objective information- such as salaries. Proper regression analysis will then be employed to arrive at the outcome.
In this research, we are hypothesizing that employer-employee relationships in Saudi Arabia are governed by secular, capitalistic, morality. We expect the research outcome to indicate a capitalistic-driven behaviors in employment relationships in Saudi Arabia.