The Work in Progress blog, of the Organizations, Occupations and Work section of the ASA, invites submissions (800-1,200 words) on all topics related to organizations, occupations and work, broadly understood. The primary purpose of the blog is to disseminate sociological findings and ideas to the general public. Articles should be accessible and jargon-free, written like a New York Times op-ed. We currently get over 3,000 views per month and are followed on social media by journalists from the New York Times, Washington Post, NPR, BBC and other outlets.

We will publish summaries by authors of all monographs related to organizations, occupations and work. Additionally, we invite proposals for three types of article: research findings (from your own study or summarizing the findings of others), news analysis, commentary. Interested authors should send a proposed title and topic (one paragraph maximum) to Matt Vidal ( The WIP Editorial Team will decide whether to invite a full submission.

Hooray! Another volume of Research in Organizational Behavior is available. Examples of distinguished scholars included in the volume include Nalini Ambady, Michel Anteby, Karl Aquino, Julie Battilana, Max Bazerman, Taya Cohen, Francesca Gino, Denny Gioia, Henrich Greve, Aron Kay, Mike Morris, Huggy Rao, and Phil Tetlock.


Art Brief & Barry Staw

Research in Organizational Behavior
Volume 34, Pages 1-236 (2014)

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ILR Review

Call for Papers

Special Issue and Conference on Reducing Inequality in Organizations:

What Works? What Doesn’t?

The ILR Review is calling for papers for a conference and a subsequent special issue devoted to identifying and developing organizational practices and processes that affect workplace inequality, diversity, and inclusion. We seek innovative research that will advance our understanding of the organizational arrangements that help to reduce the effects of bias and to promote diverse and inclusive workplaces. Emilio J. Castilla (MIT) and Pamela S. Tolbert (ILR, Cornell) will be the guest editors of the issue.

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The OOW section has seven sessions this year.

1-3.  Three open submission, open-topic sessions, organized by Heather Haveman and Phyllis Moen:

The Organizations, Occupations, and Work Section welcomes submissions on any topic relevant to the section’s mission, from very micro (individual worker) to very macro (interorganizational fields).  The organizers, Phyllis Moen and Heather Haveman, will sift through the submissions and create three coherent sessions.

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Edited by Paul S. Adler, Paul du Gay, Glenn Morgan, and Mike Reed

This Handbook is the successor to a 2010 collection entitled The Oxford Handbook of Sociology and Organization Studies: Classical foundations (information on that volume is appended). The Introduction to that collection was titled: “A social science which forgets its founders is lost”. Whereas that volume aimed to renew awareness of the rich heritage bequeathed organization studies by pre-1950 sociology, this second, companion volume aims to strengthen ties between organization studies and contemporary sociological work. This volume appears at a time when there are increasing institutional barriers to such cooperation, potentially generating a myopia that constricts new developments. Aiming to counteract that myopia, this volume offers scholars authoritative accounts of theorists and research themes in sociology and social theory which have impacted on organization studies in the recent period. The focus is on European and North American scholarship.

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