Dr. Prabhir Vishnu Poruthiyil holds a Ph.D. from the Rotterdam School of Management(RSM), Erasmus University. He secured his M.A. in Public Policy & Management from the Institute of Social Studies (ISS), Erasmus University. Vishnu has more than ten years' consulting experiences in corporate, public sector, and civil society organisations of which the large share (8 years) is in the Netherlands. His primary teaching and research focus is business ethics, a field of applied ethics encompassing the range of scholarly attempts to formulate morally-justified roles for business enterprises in meeting the demands of social justice.
His teaching experience in classrooms are spread across continents (India, the Netherlands, and South America) levels (bachelor, master and executive) and types (compact courses over 2 weeks to the conventional modules spread over 3 months). Seeking to tap the transformative potential of art into moral education, Vishnu often uses folk tales, myths, films, dance, and theatre to introduce ethics to students and executives.
Vishnu has published and/or presented papers on related issues in venues specialising in business ethics, development ethics, ageing, organization theory and qualitative research methods. His current research focuses on two areas (1) political conflicts triggered by human displacement and modifications to the environment caused by large infrastructure projects. and (2) significance of religious ethics on corporate morality and organizational processes.
Poruthiyil, P.V. (2013), Weaning Business Ethics from Strategic Economism: The Development Ethics Perspective. Journal of Business Ethics, forthcoming.
Poruthiyil, P.V. (2013), Crouching Standards, Hidden Morals: A Choreographed National Rebuttal of Cosmopolitan Designs. Journal of Business Anthropology, Case Study #4, Spring, p.1-25
Poruthiyil, P.V. (2012), Using Religious Epics for Enhancing Morality: A Case for Reflective Judgments. Economic and Political Weekly, November 10th. vol XLVII, no 45, p. 73-79
Poruthiyil, P.V. (2012), Messy Learning from ‘Near-death Experiences’: A Practice Story of Living with Permanent Dialectical Contradictions, European Group of Organization Scholars (EGOS), July 2-7, Helsinki, Finland.
Poruthiyil, P.V. (2012), Faulty Combinations of Business and Emancipation Objectives: Lost in Fusion and the Humanist Alternative. The 17th IESE International Symposium on Ethics, Business and Society, May 14-15, Barcelona, Spain.
Poruthiyil, P.V. (2011), Multinationals and Poverty Alleviation, European Group of Organization Scholars (EGOS), July 6-10, Gothenburg, Sweden.
Poruthiyil, P.V. (2009), Reducing Relevance of Differences and Dichotomies: A Case Study of a Multi-layered Supply Chain, Annual Meeting of the Society for Business Ethics, August 9-12, Chicago, United States. (Selected as an Emerging Scholar).
Poruthiyil, P.V. (2006), The Increasing Leverage of a ‘Media-Class-Combine’ in Policy Dialogues, World Congress on Communication for Development, October 25-27, Rome, Italy.
Poruthiyil, P.V. (2004), Disaster Risk Reduction and Social Impact, Provention Consortium of the World Bank, Washington D.C. United States. (One of the 13 papers chosen for presentation from among more than 300 selected worldwide.)
Peer-reviewed Journal Articles:
Poruthiyil, P.V. (2014), Organizing Development Ethics, Journal of Global Ethics, (Revise and Resubmit).
Poruthiyil, P.V. (2013), Weaning Business Ethics from Strategic Economism: The Development Ethics Perspective. Journal of Business Ethics, 16(4), 735-749.
Poruthiyil, P.V. (2013), Crouching Morals Hidden Standards: A Choreographed National Rebuttal of Cosmopolitan Designs. Journal of Business Anthropology, Case Study#4, Spring, 2013.
Poruthiyil, P.V. (2012), Using Religious Epics for Enhancing Morality: A Case for Reflective Judgments. Economic and Political Weekly, November 10. vol XLVII no 45, 73-79.
Poruthiyil, P.V. (2012), Reflective Narration: A Joint Research Strategy for Business and Development Ethics. Business Ethics Quarterly, under review (Rejected after 1st round).