Dr. Biswanath Swain is currently an Assistant Professor (Ethics) in the Area of Humanities and Social Sciences at the Indian Institute of Management (IIM) Indore. He earned his PhD degree from the Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) Kanpur, and MA and MPhil from University of Hyderabad. He has been qualified with UGC-NET for government lectureship in the premier academic institutes and universities across India.
He teaches courses such as Ethics in Business Management (EPGP), Ethics and CSR (PGP), Marketing Ethics (PGP and FPM), Contemporary Moral Issues (IPM), Ethics and Society (IPM), and Philosophy: A Holistic Thinking Tool (IPM) at IIM Indore. His research primarily focusses on the issues in Core Ethics, Philosophy of Action and Agency, Ethics and Corporate Social Responsibility, Marketing Ethics, Ethics and Organization. His research is published in the journals including Journal of Business Ethics. His solo as well as co-authored research papers are presented at various international conferences held in the countries, such as Australia (Perth), France (Nice), Germany (Cologne), Japan (Tokyo and Sapporo), Malaysia (Kuala Lumpur), Spain (Santander), UK (Oxford and Buxton), and USA (New York and Chicago) – along with the presentations at premier academic institutes in India like IIM Calcutta, IIM Kashipur, and IIT Delhi. He has also been associated with some of the reputable academic societies and associations, such as Society for Business Ethics (SBE), ALI, India; APIA, India; IACSIT, Singapore; CRVP, USA; SACP, USA. He has also been associated with International Journal of Corporate Social Responsibility (a springer publication) by being a member in its Editorial Board.
2019 “Are Marketers Egoists? A Typological Explication,” Journal of Business Ethics, DOI:10.1007/s10551-017-3515-5 (Springer Publication; FT50 journal; an ‘A’ category as per ABDC list of journals) (with Prof. Jayasankar Ramanathan, Area of Marketing, IIM Indore) (ISSN: 0167-4544)
2019 “Self-help Groups in India: Challenges and a Roadmap for Sustainability,” Social Responsibility Journal (Emerald Publication; ‘B’ category as per ABDC list of journals; Scopus indexed journal) (with Prof. Akhaya Kumar Nayak, Area of HSS, IIM Indore and Prof. Prabin Kumar Panigrahi, Area of IS, IIM Indore)
2014 Commentary on “Swami Vivekananda: Bridging the Cartesian Divide of Science and Religion by Swami Samarpanananda,” Indore Management Journal, volume. V, issue No, 47 – 49. (ISSN: 0975-1653)
2011 “Locating the Intention Out,” Indian Journal of Analytic Philosophy, volume v, issue 1, 95 – 112. (ISSN:0976-2337)
2010 “A Model for the Description of ‘Were to Be’,” Journal of the Institute for Research in Social Sciences and Humanities, volume 5, issue 1, 67 – 80. (ISSN: 0973-3353)
2018 “State Treasury Management System: A Case of Sustainability,” Journal of International Business Education, volume 13 (‘B’ category as per ABDC list of journals) (ISSN: 1649–4946 (print); ISSN: 2044-4575 (online)) (with Prof. Prabin Kumar Panigrahi, Area of IS, IIM Indore)
2018 Book review: “Discrimination against the Mentally Ill,” Indore Management Journal, volume 9, issue 1, 70-72 (ISSN: 0975-1653)
2018 Book review: “Discrimination against the Mentally Ill,” Metapsychology Online Reviews, volume 22, issue 13, (ISSN: 1931-5716)
2016 Book review: “8 Keys to practicing Mindfulness: Practical Strategies for Emotional Health and Well-Being,” Metapsychology Online Reviews, volume 20, issue 29, (ISSN: 1931-5716).
2014 “Redefining the relationship between Change, Event, and Action: A Revisit into Deontic Logic,” Lambert Academic Publishing, Germany (ISBN: 978-3-659-56655-4).
2017 “Course on Marketing Ethics at IIM Indore: A Reflection,” Responsible Management Education: Some Voices from Asia, Business Expert Press, USA (ISBN-13: 978-1-63157-682-9 (paperback), ISBN-13: 978-1-63157-683-6 (e-book)) (with Prof. Jayasankar Ramanathan, Area of Marketing, IIM Indore).
2016 Are Marketers Egoists: A Typological Explication, IIM Indore Working Paper Repository (No. WP/01/016/MM) (with Prof. Jayasankar Ramanathan, Area of Marketing, IIM Indore)
PROCEEDINGS IN NATIONAL AND INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCES (ABSTRACTS)
2019 “Ethical Relativism” in International Marketing: A Critical Assessment and an Alternative,” The Asian Conference on Ethics, Religion & Philosophy 2019 (ACERP 2019), Tokyo, Japan, p. 71 (ISSN: 2433-7544 (online); ISSN: 2433-7587 (print))
2018 “Ethical Marketing Strategies: The Unique Nash Equilibrium,” in 25th Annual International Vincentian Business Ethics Conference (IVBEC 2018), New York, USA, pp. 206 – 208
2018 “CSR vs. CSV: Exploration of a better model for inclusive growth in India” in 5th International Conference on CSR, Sustainability, Ethics and Governance “Responsible Business in a changing World,” University of Cantabria, Santander, Spain (ISBN: 978-84-09-03241-9)
2017 “Kantian Moral Responsibility: A Viable Solution to CSR Paradox” in SIBR-UniKL 2017 Kuala Lumpur Conference on Interdisciplinary Business & Economics Research (The Interdisciplinary Edge in Turbulent Markets), Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia (ISSN: 2223-5078)
2016 “Ethical Crafting with Ethical Maintaining: A Maxim of Ethical Positioning,” in Conference on Brand Management, held at Indian Institute of Technology Delhi, jointly organized by Department of Management Studies, Indian Institute of Technology Delhi and Asia Business Centre, Curtin University, Australia, p – 118 (Emerald Publication, India, ISBN: 9781786354112)
2015 “Uber: Riding on Injustice and Uncompunctive Responsibility,” in 22nd International Vincentian Business Ethics Conference, held at New York, Jointly organized by St. John’s University, DePaul University, and Niagara University, pp. 313 – 316.
2013 “Is this your Intention??,” in Beyond Borders: 1st Multidisciplinary (international) Conference in Humanities and Social Sciences, held at Indian Institute of Technology Indore, India, p – 42.
2010 “Is Intention Sufficient to explicate Collective Agency?,” in International Workshop on Philosophy and Ethics of Social Reality, held at Hokkaido University, Sapporo, Japan, pp. 29 – 31.
2006 “The Problem of Agency: Natural Vs. Artificial,” in International Workshop on Models of Brain and Mind: Physical, Computational, and Psychological Approaches, held at Saha Institute of Nuclear Physics, Kolkata, India, pp. 70 – 71.
2006 “Is Isomorphism between Natural and Artificial Cognitive Systems Genuine?,” in Second International Conference on Cognitive Science, held at Centre for Behavioral and Cognitive Sciences, Allahabad, India, p. 42.
2016 The Fate of Philosophy: A perspective to locate the fate of philosophy amidst hue and cry around Natural and Social Sciences. Available at: