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Suhaib Riaz

Riaz, Suhaib
Associate Professor
B.Sc. (Aligarh University), MBA (Indian Institute of Foreign Trade), Ph.D. (University of Western Ontario)
DMS 6128
613-562-5800 x 3356
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Suhaib Riaz is an Associate Professor of Management at University of Ottawa, Canada. His research is focused on grand challenges of current and future global significance – such as inequality, socioeconomic and political crises, financialization – along with new organizing and institutional change initiatives (e.g. involving social entrepreneurship and social innovation) to address such challenges in various global contexts. He brings to the University of Ottawa around 10 years of teaching and research experience, including most recently as Associate Professor (tenured) at University of Massachusetts Boston, where he taught at the undergraduate, MBA, and executive-MBA levels, and was also involved via specialized lectures and supervisory roles in the PhD program.

His research has been published in Organization Studies, Journal of Business Ethics, Human Relations, Organization, Research in the Sociology of Organizations, Journal of World Business, Critical Perspectives on International Business, and The Leadership Quarterly. His work has also appeared in Harvard Business Review online, The Conversation, Ivey Business Journal, Academy of International Business Insights and has been republished or cited in Businessweek, Huffington Post, Forbes and several other prominent outlets. He has received national level (SSHRC) and university level research grants. He has been an invited speaker for showcase symposiums and panels at Academy of Management, Strategic Management Society, and European Group for Organizational Studies, and a keynote speaker at Boston Field Research Conference. He edited a special issue on economic inequality at Human Relations and currently serves as Section Editor for “Global Issues and Business Ethics” section at the Journal of Business Ethics and as Associate Editor at Organization - the critical journal of organization, theory and society.

Publications during the last 7 years

Papers in Refereed Journals

  • Riaz, S. 2023. Organization and the Arts: Critical Conversations on Expanding Meanings and Understandings of Who Matters. Organization, (Accepted).
  • Böhm, S., Carrington, M., Cornelius, N., de Bruin, B., Greenwood, M., Hassan, L., Jain, T., Karam, C.M., Kourula, A., Romani, L., Riaz, S. and Shaw, D. 2022. Ethics at the Centre of Global and Local Challenges: Thoughts on the Future of Business Ethics. Journal of Business Ethics, 180: 835–861.
  • Riaz, S. and Buchanan, S. 2021. Elite Maintenance Work across the Covid-19 Crisis: A Critical View on Power and Language. Critical Perspectives on International Business, 17(2): 210-229.
  • Bhatt, B., Qureshi, I. and Riaz, S. 2019. Social entrepreneurship in non-munificent institutional environments and implications for institutional work: Insights from China. Journal of Business Ethics, 154(3): 605-630.
  • Buchanan, S., Ruebottom, T. and Riaz, S. 2018. Categorizing competence: Consumer debt and the reproduction of gender-based status differences. Organization Studies, 39(9): 1179-1202.
  • Riaz, S. and Qureshi, I. 2017. Emergence of a new institutional logic: Shaping the institutionally complex field of community radio in India. Research in the Sociology of Organizations, 50: 383-418.


  • Bhardwaj, A., Ganesh, M.P., Qureshi, I., Shukla, D., Bhatt, B. and Riaz, S. Bridging Social Divides in India and Beyond. New Delhi: Reliance Publishing House, 2022.

Chapters in Books

  • Bhardwaj, A., Ganesh, M.P., Qureshi, I., Shukla, D., Bhatt, B. and Riaz, S. Bridging Social Divides in India and Beyond: Initiating the Agenda. In Bhardwaj, A. and et al.. Bridging Social Divides in India and Beyond. New Delhi: Reliance Publishing House, 2022.
  • Riaz, S. The Inequality-Aware Organization. In Wunder, T.. Rethinking Strategic Management: Competing Through a Sustainability Mindset. Springer, 2019.

Funded Research during the last 7 years

Funded Research during the last 7 years
From-To Source Title * ** Role Amount
2020-2024 SSHRC Organizing to address societal challenges: Insights from multiple stakeholder interventions for education among the marginalized R C PI $ 38,289
2019-2021 SPARC Who Bridges Across Social Divides? R F Co-PI $ 175,960
2017-2020 SSHRC Incubating for Social Impact: Entrepreneurship amidst Shifting Institutional Logics R C Collaborator $ 50,242
2017-2018 University of Massachusetts, Labor Resource Center Grant Disclosing Inequality: The Societal Contestation around Firm Pay Ratios R O PI $ 2,500


C: Contract (R and D) | E: Equipment Grant | R: Research Grant | S: Support Award | P: Pedagogical Grant | O: Other, U: Unknown

C: Granting Councils | G: Government | F: Foundations | I: UO Internal Funding | O: Other | U: Unknown

PI = Principal Investigator | Co-I = Co-Investigator | Co-PI = Co-Principal Investigator

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