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 Chertkovskaya, Rick Colbourne, Alessia Contu, Andrew Crane, Michelle Evans, Paul Hirsch, Arturo E. Osorio, Banu Ozkazanc-Pan, Linda Smircich, Gabriel Weber

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Abstract

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)
Pages (from-to)339-357
Number of pages19
JournalJournal of Management Inquiry
Volume31
Issue number4
DOIs
StatePublished - Oct 2022

Keywords

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

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Business, Management and Accounting(all)
  • Strategy and Management
  • Management of Technology and Innovation

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