Challenges and insights from South Asia for imagining ethical organizations: introduction to the special issue

Fahreen Alamgir, Hari Bapuji, Raza Mir

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South Asia is a region that two billion world citizens call home. It connotes not only a geographical place but a discursive space that, despite its heterogeneities of ethnicity and political experience, is joined at the hip by a shared experience of colonialism, sovereignty, and globalized neoliberalism. As a result, South Asia is also a site of aspiration and struggle, as well as emancipation and exploitation. Research in business ethics has not adequately addressed the challenges faced by this region, and consequently overlooked the possibility that a fine-grained analysis of the organizational issues faced by this region can generate new insights on ethical organizations across the world. This special issue marks an important step in that direction and reveals potentially translocal insights about how ethical organizations can be reimagined.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)717-728
Number of pages12
JournalJournal of Business Ethics
Publication statusPublished - 2022


  • Afghanistan
  • Caste
  • Colonialism
  • Ethical organization
  • India
  • Inequality
  • Neoliberalism
  • Pakistan
  • Relationality
  • Religion
  • South Asia

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