Effect of employee`s religious and cultural values on their sustainable behavior: A Systematic Approach to the Literature


  • Salman Hameed Senior Lecturer, Bahria University, Karachi Campus, Pakistan
  • Danish Siddiqui Chairman, Karachi University Business School, Karachi University, Karachi, Pakistan




Religious values, Cultural values, Sustainable behaviors, SDGs, Pakistan


As business organizations are one of the major contributors to polluting mother earth and causing sustainability issues, yet, they need to be utterly focused on its reformation, rehabilitation, and recovery. This cannot be done without their workforce's involvement and behavior modification. To lessen climate issues and protect the environment, we currently need a radical transformation in behavioral activities including sustainable consumption and production /services in our personal and professional lives, thus culture and religion are the key players in this aspect. For analyzing this we conducted a thorough bibliometric analysis, 1615 research articles on religion or religious values and sustainable behavior and 2099 research articles on culture or cultural values and sustainable behavior were retrieved from the Scopus data base, for the period 1993–2023, presenting global research tendencies on the subject of these values and sustainability at work place. It came out to the limelight that “sustainability” is the most sought-after keyword in all of these studies (19 % + ) in both themes. The study found that there is a dire need for cross-functional research so that dynamic multidimensional structures and patterns can be identified to achieve the collective future goal of sustainability. Religion or religious values and culture or culture values are found to be certain dimensions that have been gaining more and more attention in the domain of business and management since the last decade. These aspects can certainly bring dramatic changes both on individual and corporate levels.




How to Cite

Salman Hameed, & Siddiqui, D. . (2023). Effect of employee`s religious and cultural values on their sustainable behavior: A Systematic Approach to the Literature. International Journal of Social Science & Entrepreneurship, 3(3), 54–80. https://doi.org/10.58661/ijsse.v3i3.178