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Professor Thankom Arun

Thankom Arun is a Professor of Global Development and Accountability at the Essex Business School.

Currently, he is a Professor Extraordinaire at the Stellenbosch Business School, South Africa and a Research Fellow at IZA, Bonn. He is also Chairing an academic steering group on Financial inclusion in the International Cooperative and Mutual Insurance Federation (ICMIF). He is a Fellow of the Royal Society of Arts, Manufactures and Commerce.

Thankom's research has been a move away from arbitrary disciplinary constraints towards an interdisciplinary learning process to understand the global challenges. Over the years, the research carried out aims to understand, theorize and tackle the problems created by the uneven relationships between business, society and economy in an interdisciplinary framework.