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Universiteit Hasselt - Knowledge in action

ISLAM IN ORGANIZATIONS

One of the most discussed topics in current debates on diversity and multiculturalism are the place of Islam in society and the way to deal with Islamic practices. As processes and dynamics in organizations are heavily influenced by broader societal evolutions, it is no surprise that Islam has also become an important topic in the workplace. Negative discourses about Islam and Muslims can play an important role in discrimination and exclusion. Moreover, HR and diversity managers are confronted with the challenge of dealing with practices linked to Islam (e.g. the head scarf, fasting, prayer). This research explores how Islam and practices linked to it are managed, constructed and experienced in organizations, and the way this influences interactions at work.

Prof. dr. Koen Van Laer