Management and Income Inequality

Towards the end of the 2014, I started thinking about how business practice and pedagogy have contributed to rising income inequality. I read Piketty’s Capital in the Twenty-First Century, starting playing around with circular flow diagrams, began reading other books and scholarly articles on the subject, and wrote a lecture for my strategic management class that introduced a conceptual framework that could be used to link management practice to rising inequality (I refer to this framework as “value flow analysis”). This is a jpg of the framework:

FIGURE 3 (2015 07 16)
I’m now working with a small group of scholars on a series of papers on the topic. Here is what we’ve been working on:

Beal, B. D., & Astakhova, M. 2016. Management and income inequality: A review and conceptual framework. Journal of Business Ethics, published online (DOI: 10.1007/s10551-015-2762-6), forthcoming in print.

Beal, B. D., Conaway, R. N., Astakhova, M., & Laasch, O. [2016]. Income inequality and management: A conceptual framework and research agenda. Working Paper.

Beal, B. D., Conaway, R. N., Astakhova, M., & Laasch, O. [2016]. Income inequality: Value flow analysis, market narratives, and organizational practice. Working paper.

Conaway, R. N., Beal, B. D., Astakhova, M., & Laasch, O. [2016]. Income inequality and its role in organizations: Does it really matter? Working paper.

Beal, B. D., Conaway, R. N., Astakhova, M., & Laasch, O. 2016. Income inequality: Value flow analysis, market narratives, and organizational practice. Presented at the Academy of Management 2016 Annual Meeting, Social Issues in Management division, Anaheim, CA, August 5-9, 2016; selected for inclusion in the Best Paper Proceedings, http://aom.org/proceedings/; winner of the Social Issues in Management division’s 2016 Best Paper Award.

Beal, B. D., & Astakhova, M. 2015. Management and income inequality: A review and theoretical model. Presented at the Academy of Management 2015 Meeting, Social Issues in Management division, Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada, August 7-11, 2015, selected for inclusion in the Best Paper Proceedings, http://aom.org/proceedings/

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