Can You Speak Covid‐19? Languages and Social Inequality in Management Studies

Rebecca Piekkari*, Susanne Tietze, Jo Angouri, Renate Meyer, Eero Vaara

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The Covid‐19 crisis makes the study of languages in management even more relevant and timely than before the crisis. This “black and brown epidemic,” as Joseph Betancourt from Massachusetts General Hospital called it, brings to the fore social divisions and hardship, accelerating and magnifying processes and practices of linguistic inequality with fatal consequences (Goldberg, 2020).
Original languageEnglish
JournalJournal of Management Studies
Issue number2
Pages (from-to)587-591
Number of pages5
Publication statusPublished - Mar 2021

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Published online: 16 October 2020.

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