We Are Boiling: Management Scholars Speaking Out on COVID-19 and Social Justice

Ana María Peredo*, Samer Abdelnour, Paul Adler, Bobby Banerjee, Hari Bapuji, Marta Calas, Ekaterina Chertkovskaja, Rick Colbourne, Alessia Continu, Michelle Evans, Paul Hirsch, Arturo Osorio, Banu Ozkazanc-Pan, Linda Smircich, Gabriel Weber

*Corresponding author for this work

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COVID-19 is the most immediate of several crises we face as human beings: crises that expose deeply-rooted matters of social injustice in our societies. Management scholars have not been encouraged to address the role that business, as we conduct it and consider it as scholars, has played in creating the crises and fostering the injustices our crises are laying bare. Contributors to this article draw attention to the way that the pandemic has highlighted long-standing examples of injustice, from inequality to racism, gender, and social discrimination through environmental injustice to migratory workers and modern slaves. They consider the fact that few management scholars have raised their voices in protest, at least partly because of the ideological underpinnings of the discipline, and the fact these need to be challenged.

Original languageEnglish (US)
JournalJournal of Management Inquiry
StatePublished - Oct 2022


  • business & society
  • environment
  • gender
  • justice/fairness
  • sustainability

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • General Business, Management and Accounting
  • Strategy and Management
  • Management of Technology and Innovation


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