Analysis of the Status of the Concept "Barakat" In business

Document Type : Research Paper


1 Department of Business, Faculty of Entrepreneurship, University of Tehran, Tehran, Iran.

2 Department of Business, Faculty of Entrepreneurship, University of Tehran, Tehran, Iran


Barakat or Blessing is a concept that exists in Iranian and other cultures. Although many studies considered cultural and religious aspects of the business, the issue of Barakat has not drawn much attention and there can not be found even a comprehensive definition of the concept. Toward determination of the status of the concept in business, we adopted a qualitative approach in this study. Religious texts together with the results of interviews with experts who were informed in religious and business analyzed. Together with a definition of the concept “Barakat” we found that altruism and God-orientation, are mentioned as causal conditions for appearance of Barakat by data sources which in turn result in long-term effectiveness, growth, time effectiveness. Contextual and intervening factors together with strategies used by business to generate consequences of Barakat are also identified.


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