Business theory has made great advance as applied social science, incorporating applied philosophy should not be a taboo. The dilemmas we are grappling with are not only techno-economic in nature, but also moral-philosophical. They are not only about decisions, but also about choices. They are not only about peace and prosperity but also propriety.
Subi Rangan received an MBA from the MIT Sloan School of Management and a Ph.D. in political economy from Harvard University. His current work explores the future of capitalism and in particular how enterprises may better integrate performance and progress. As part of this research, in 2015, in a volume entitled Performance & Performance: Essays on Capitalism, Business, and Society (Oxford University Press), he brought together contributions from eminent philosophers, social scientists, and business leaders. His other research explores the political sociology of discrimination of foreign transnational firms and these firms’ non-market strategies. In 1998 he won the Academy of International Business’ Eldridge Haynes Prize for the best original work in international business. In 1995 that academy awarded their Best Dissertation Award to his doctoral thesis. In 2010 his research won the Emerald award for Top 50 papers in management. His articles appear in the Administrative Science Quarterly, Academy of Management Review, Brookings Papers on Economic Activity, Journal of International Business Studies, Strategic Management Journal, Sloan Management Review, and Harvard Business Review. Professor Rangan is coauthor of two books: Manager in the International Economy, and A Prism on Globalization. He was associate editor of the Global Strategy Journal; chair of the World Economic Forum’s Global Agenda Council on Emerging Multinationals; and a member of the board of trustees of Fundacao Dom Cabral, a leading business school in Brazil. He directs INSEAD’s top executive seminar AVIRA: Awareness, Vision, Imagination, Role, and Action. Professor Rangan is a multiple-time recipient of the Outstanding Teacher award and Dean’s Commendation for Excellence in Teaching. He is married and has a daughter and son.