Suhaib Riaz

Suhaib Riaz
University of Ottawa · Telfer School of Management

PhD

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Introduction
My research is focused on societal grand challenges of current and future global significance (inequality, financialization, crises), along with organizing interventions (e.g. social entrepreneurship, social innovation, multi-stakeholder, NGOs) to address such challenges in various global contexts.

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Publications (22)
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Purpose: This paper aims to present a critical interpretation of unfolding events related to corporate and policymaking elites during the coronavirus (Covid-19) pandemic crisis to serve as a point of contrast to mainstream views. Design/methodology/approach: Drawing upon literature on elite maintenance and power, learning from recent previous cri...
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The Covid-19 crisis is a time for action across all levels-from our most local communities to our global systems. But the immediacy of action has to be based on depth in our reflection. This virtual special issue is meant to provoke ethics-driven engagement with problems across the globe that confront us during this crisis and the underlying societ...
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This chapter provides the conceptual apparatus and practice toolkit for organizational strategists and stakeholders to engage with the important issue of economic inequality, which is increasingly gathering attention across the globe as a grand challenge of current times. It does so in three steps. First, the key spaces where organizations are impl...
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We investigate the research question: Why are there very few social enterprises in China? Our findings unpack four types of institutional challenges to social entrepreneurship, as perceived by social entrepreneurs: norms of a strong role for government; misunderstood or unknown role for social enterprises; non-supportive rules and regulations; and...
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This chapter provides the conceptual apparatus and practice toolkit for organizational strategists and stakeholders to engage with the important issue of economic inequality, which is increasingly gathering attention across the globe as a grand challenge of current times. It does so in three steps. First, the key spaces where organizations are impl...
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We examine how gender inequalities are reproduced through categorization processes in mainstream discourse. Drawing from an analysis of six years of US media coverage of credit card borrowers throughout the recent financial crisis, we show how categorization processes facilitate gender-based status differences by categorizing male and female credit...
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We draw on an in-depth investigation into the phenomenon of community radio in India to identify the emergence of an institutional logic in a field. We delineate five stages of emergence, starting with problematization of dominant logics and ending with formation of an institutionally complex field. Further, we highlight how such a process results...
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In this article we explore how elite actors respond to a field-wide crisis. Drawing from a study of CEOs of large US banks in the immediate aftermath of the global financial crisis, we show how elite actors use rhetorical strategies to defend their dominant position in the field. Specifically, we show how actors strengthen their epistemic authority...
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In this chapter, I lay the groundwork for a critical examination of organizations engaged in businesses surrounding debt practices and financialization in contemporary societies. I draw on the literature to discuss that in the business of debt, the winners are likely to be elite borrowers and powerful financial organizations; the losers are likely...
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In this article, I argue for 'bringing inequality back in' to organizational research in order to investigate the role of management and organizational practices in macro-level economic inequality. To set an agenda in this area, I suggest considering three loci where the links between organizations and inequality may be observed: the organizational...
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We investigate the relationship between expatriate-deployment levels and the growth of international subsidiaries over time. Latent-curve analysis reveals that higher subsidiary growth over the long term is achieved through both (a) a higher proportion of expatriates at subsidiary founding and (b) a slower reduction in the proportion of expatriates...
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We draw on the institutional work literature to analyze the rhetoric in mainstream media spawned by the global financial crisis. We identify the emerging positions (status quo, neutral and change) of actors on major themes (policy, practices, recovery and regulation) related to the crisis and the rhetorical processes used (appeals to expert authori...
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The current economic crisis is a complex social phenomenon, several aspects of which go beyond national borders and also cross traditional academic disciplinary boundaries. While initial academic commentary in media has typically been grounded within finance or economics disciplinary boundaries, the complexity of the phenomenon requires broader inv...
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Purpose - This paper seeks to provide insights into the current global financial crisis from an institutional theory perspective. Design/methodology/approach - The paper presents the development of key concepts using institutional theory, grounded in a discussion of the context of the current global financial crisis. Findings - The interplay of fin...
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This article reviews leader succession research from 1994 to 2004. We begin with a brief summary of Kesner and Sebora's [Kesner, I. F., & Sebora, T. C. (1994). Executive succession: Past, present and future. Journal of Management, 20, 327–372.] review of leader succession. We then critically examine intervening progress made by scholars regarding a...

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