The Vulnerable Workforce: A Call for Research

Simon Lloyd D. Restubog, Pauline Schilpzand, Brent Lyons, Catherine Midel Deen, Yaqing He

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In this commentary, we argue that the work experiences of vulnerable workers merit scholarly attention. We elaborate on the concept of vulnerability in light of the person and context interaction. Additionally, we offer compelling reasons to highlight the significance of research on vulnerable workers in the realm of management research. Finally, we outline some of the challenges researchers face when studying this special population and suggest practical solutions to overcome methodological and logistical challenges towards developing and conducting research on the vulnerable workforce.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)2199-2207
Number of pages9
JournalJournal of Management
Issue number7
StatePublished - Sep 2023


  • disability
  • diversity
  • inclusion
  • marginalization
  • marginalized workers
  • precarious work
  • vulnerable workers
  • vulnerable workforce
  • work victimization

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Finance
  • Strategy and Management


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