Class 11: Inequality and Inclusion in the Pandemic

Provided by Hannah Trittin-Ulbrich, Leuphana University Lüneburg

Guiding questions: Who is most at risk from the pandemic? What is the role of organisations for and in inequality? 


Slides: PDF / PPT

Core readings

Bapuji, H., & Mishra, S. (2015). Inequality and organizations. In: Mir, R., Willmott, H., & Greenwood, M. (Eds.), Companion to Philosophy in Organization Studies. Routledge, 439-448. PDF

Contemporary news article

Rogers, B. (2020). Work After Quarantine. Boston Review, April 7

Post-lecture assignment

Explain how the pandemic affects one type of demographic or economic inequality in organisations and enrich your argumentation along practical examples (max. 400 words).

Background readings

Felstead, A., Jewson, N., Phizacklea, A., & Walters, S. (2002). The option to work at home: Another privilege for the favoured few? New Technology, Work and Employment, 17(3), 204-223. PDF

Alon, T., Doepke, M., Olmstead, Rumsey, J., & Tertilt, M. (2020). The impact of COVID-19 on gender equality (NBER Working Paper No. 26947). National Bureau of Economic Research. PDF

Prasad, A. (2018). When is economic inequality justified?. Business Horizons, 61(6), 855-862. PDF