Ram Mahalingam was named a receipient of the R. Edward Freeman Journal of Business Ethics Philosophy in Practice Best Paper Award. According to Michelle Greenwood and Gazi Islam, Editors-In-Chief of the Journal of Business Ethics, "This award was described by Greenwood and Olivier (2021) as being given in order tosupport and encourage research published in the Journal of Business Ethics that exemplifies a 'philosophy in practice' orientation." They also wrote that "[Ram's] paper was selected because of its exemplary insights into practice and philosophy inthe field of business ethics." Ram won the award based on his work:

Mahalingam, R., Selvaraj, P. Ambedkar, Radical Interdependence and Dignity: A Study of Women Mall Janitors in India. J Bus Ethics 177, 813–828 (2022).