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Call for Submissions to the 2014 AOM Professional Development Workshop (PDW) titled “Trust between Individuals and Organizations”

Scheduled: Saturday, Aug 2 2014 8:00AM 10:00AM
Pennsylvania Convention Center in Room 107 (Philadelphia, PA)

Organizer: Oliver Schilke; U. of California, Los Angeles;
Organizer: Bart A. de Jong; VU U. Amsterdam;
Facilitator: Reinhard Bachmann; U. of Surrey;
Facilitator: Kurt T Dirks; Washington U. in St. Louis;
Facilitator: Nicole Gillespie; The U. of Queensland, Australia;
Facilitator: Audrey Korsgaard; U. of South Carolina;
Facilitator: Deepak Malhotra; Harvard U.;
Facilitator: Laura Poppo; U. of Kansas;
Facilitator: Maurice Schweitzer; U. of Pennsylvania;
Facilitator: Antoinette Weibel; Konstanz U.;
Facilitator: Akbar Zaheer; U. of Minnesota;
Facilitator: Edward Zajac; Northwestern U.

Please be invited to submit discussion questions (segment 1) and/or work-in-progress papers on trust (segment 2)!

(1) The first segment starts off with a panel discussion, in which leading scholars present their views on the important and “hot” topic of trust violation and recovery. Fundamental issues addressed by the panelists include whether or not the nature of recovered trust is different from trust prior to a violation, whether recovered trust can ever be as strong or even stronger than before the violation, how to measure trust violation and recovery, and which factors are conducive to trust recovery. Subsequently, the workshop breaks into groups that will discuss questions previously submitted by workshop participants. A requirement for registration for the PDW’s first segment is to submit at least one discussion question in advance pertaining to current issues in the study of trust between individuals and organizations (see below for details on how to submit). Questions may relate (but are not limited) to: • trust dynamics over time, • trust at and across levels of analysis, • links between interpersonal and interorganizational trust, • the role of the institutional environment, • the mechanisms through which trust affects performance, • dysfunctional consequences of trust, • trust and control, • trust asymmetries, • trust versus distrust, • the role of emotions.

(2) After a short break, the second segment of the program consists of a paper development workshop, in which the facilitators provide indepth feedback on work-in-progress trust research previously submitted by workshop participants and selected through a competitive process. These papers should be in an advanced developmental stage, targeted at a scholarly management journal, and no more than 40 doublespaced pages in length.

Registration requirements: For segment 1 (discussion): Submit at least one discussion question by email to trustpdw@gmail.com no later than July 25, 2014. For segment 2 (paper development): Submit your working paper by email to trustpdw@gmail.com no later than July 11, 2014. You will then receive a code that will allow you to register for the PDW.

Note that you may register for only one of the two segments if you wish.

Please see the official workshop announcement at http://aom.org/meetings/sess2014.asp?id=10373

Mini-conference on “The Political Economy of Work and Labor Markets: Workplace Regimes in Comparative Perspective”, SASE Chicago 2014

We would welcome abstracts for the mini-conference on “The Political Economy of Work and Labor Markets: Workplace Regimes in Comparative Perspective” at the Society for the Advancement of Socio-Economics (SASE) in Chicago.

This mini-conference is designed to bridge the gap between micro analyses of the workplace and macro political economy by fostering dialogue across disciplinary and sub-disciplinary boundaries. We invite papers that address different aspects of workplace organization (e.g. working time, security, pay, career ladders, the labor process, collective action, etc), their connections with macro-political institutions and actors, and adopt a comparative perspective. Submissions may use a range of methodological approaches (including case studies, quantitative methods, and qualitative comparative analysis), operate at different levels (national, regional, sectoral, corporate, etc.), and explore a wide variety of relevant topics.

Further details are available at: https://sase.org/mini-conferences/themes_fr_182.html#MC6

Paper abstracts must be submitted by January 20, 2014. Candidates will be notified by February 17, 2014. Please note that Mini-Conferences require an extended (~1,000 word) abstract, and ask that you submit a full paper by March 31, 2014.

Please don’t hesitate to contact us with any questions you might have.

Best wishes,

Rossella Ciccia, National University of Ireland Maynooth (rossella.ciccia@nuim.ie)
Seán Ó Riain, National University of Ireland Maynooth (sean.oriain@nuim.ie)
Andrew Schrank, University of New Mexico (schrank@unm.edu)

I am proposing an optional, experimental event this year: small networking dinners at restaurants fairly near the conference hotel on Sunday, August 11, 2013. The idea is just to meet new people, chat more extensively than one might between sessions at the conference, and get warmed up for the section sessions, reception, and business meeting. Each person would pay his or her own costs and you can volunteer as a host – with minimal obligations – when you sign up. Several members of Council have already volunteered and we will assign people, basically at random, to groups with the goal of ending up with tables of 4-8 participants. Hosts agree to make a reservation (with some restaurant options provided) and to email those at their table in advance, with the time and place.

Sign up here if you are interested: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/1okGmW5CBXDHFvDvrwHgdHzC4AIWDaxSfTbzowxX9eG0/viewform

Organized by:
The ASA Labor and Labor Movements Section &
the Society for the Study of Social Problems

co-sponsored by Asia and Asian American Section of the ASA, the Murphy Institute for
Worker Education and Labor Studies at CUNY, the UC Berkeley Center for
Labor Research and Education, the Manhattan College Labor Studies
Program, Critical Sociology, the Center for Global Workers’ Rights, the
Labour and Labour Movements Research Committee of the International
Sociological Association, and the China Association of Work and Labor of
the Chinese Sociological Association

Monday, 12 August 2013
9:30 am – 6:30 pm
Joseph A. Murphy Institute for Worker Education and Labor Studies

The ASA Labor Section and the Labor and Global Solidarity conference organizing committee invites everyone interested in attending this free one-day mini-conference to register soon to help finalize the planning work.

Here is the link to the online conference registration, which also has details on the program:

http://bit.ly/ZZZej4

Conference Organizers:
Carolina Bank Munoz – carolinabm75@gmail.com
David Fasenfest - critical.sociology@gmail.com
Steve McKay – smckay@ucsc.edu

The 6th semi-annual Gender, Science, and Organizations Writing Workshop will take place from 8 am to 5 pm on Friday, August 9th 2013 the day before the annual meeting for the American Sociological Association in New York City. The workshop is targeted at sociologists who are already doing research on studies of gender & academic careers, scientific workplace organizations, organizational transformations to promote gender equality, etc. We are a growing, loosely organized group of sociologists who focus on science as a workplace and many workshop participants work on NSF-funded ADVANCE research projects.

The purpose of the workshop is to: 1) network with other scholars conducting research on similar topics and 2) write. As a group, we will talk about our current projects. This will provide workshop participants with the information necessary to explore potential collaborative projects. There will also be two large designated blocks of time for writing. All interested sociologists are welcome to join the writing workshop. Send an email to Christina Falci (cfalci2@unl.edu) to reserve your spot in the workshop.

Your ASA conference fees will cover the room cost for the writing workshop. Participants need to bring a laptop computer (maybe an extension cord) and are encouraged to bring snacks to share.  We will coordinate a place to have lunch during and dinner after the workshop (participants pay for their own meals; but attendance at meals is not essential for participation in the workshop).

Best,

Christina Falci (Associate Professor of Sociology, University of Nebraska-Lincoln)
Enobong Hannah (Anna) Branch (Assistant Professor of Sociology, University of Massachusetts)

Former organizers: Kathrin Zippel, Laura Kramer, and Julia McQuillan

Scheduled: Friday, Aug 9 2013 12:00PM – 3:00PM at WDW Yacht and Beach Club Resort in Cape Cod D (Lake Buena Vista, Florida)

Organizer: Oliver Schilke; U. of California, Los Angeles;
Facilitator: Reinhard Bachmann; U. of Surrey;
Facilitator: Sharon Belenzon; Duke U.;
Facilitator: Steven C Currall; U. of California, Davis;
Facilitator: Chris P. Long; Georgetown U.;
Facilitator: Roger C Mayer; North Carolina State U.;
Facilitator: Bill McEvily; U. of Toronto;
Facilitator: Keith Murnighan; Northwestern U.;
Facilitator: Michele Williams; Cornell U.;
Facilitator: Lynne G Zucker; U. of California, Los Angeles

Please submit discussion questions (segment 1) and/or work-in-progress papers on trust (segment 2).

(1) The first segment starts with a panel discussion, in which leading scholars present their views on the hotly debated issue of whether organizations are “able” to trust. The goal of the panel discussion is to make explicit divergent assumptions, and to develop a richer repertoire of arguments for and against organizations as social actors with trusting abilities. Subsequently, the workshop breaks into groups that will discuss questions previously submitted by workshop participants. A requirement for registration for the PDW is to submit at least one discussion question in advance pertaining to current issues in the study of trust between individuals and organizations (see below for details on how to submit). Questions may relate (but are not limited) to: • Dynamic evolution of trust over time • Relationships between interpersonal and interorganizational trust • Trade-offs between methods of trust research • Difficulties in the measurement of trust • Detrimental consequences of (interpersonal or interorganizational) trust • Substitutes for trust • Underexplored sources of trust • Context-specificity of trust • Distinct types of trust • Interactions between trust and distrust • Avenues to trust repair

(2) After a short break, the second segment of the program consists of a paper development workshop, in which the facilitators provide in-depth feedback on work-in-progress trust research previously submitted by workshop participants. These papers should ideally be close to submission to a scholarly management journal and must not exceed 40 double-spaced pages.

Registration requirements: For segment 1 (discussion): Submit at least one discussion question by email totrustpdw@gmail.com no later than August 2, 2013. For segment 2 (paper development): Submit your working paper by email to trustpdw@gmail.com no later than July 19, 2013. You will then receive a code that will allow you to register for the PDW. Remember that you can register for segment 1, segment 2, or both.

Please see the official workshop announcement at http://program.aomonline.org/2013/Session_Details.asp?print=true&SubmissionID=10882

The Work and Family Researchers Network (WFRN) invites submissions for the 2014 Conference, Changing Work and Family Relationships in a Global Economy, to be held June 19-21, 2014 at the Millennium Broadway Hotel in New York City. We seek fresh and innovative scientific contributions on work and family issues from investigators in diverse disciplines. We value all disciplinary perspectives on the issues, including, but not limited to, anthropology, business and management, economics, family studies, political science, psychology, public health, social work, sociology, and related fields. The voices of all stakeholders are needed to understand and address work and family issues to advance knowledge and practice. We also encourage policy advocates, policy makers, and work-life practitioners to submit evidence-based contributions. New for 2014 is the addition of practitioners to the program committee, in an effort to encourage practitioner and policy-oriented submissions and promotion of researcher and practitioner/policy maker collaboration.  Also new is organizing the meeting to kick off with a preconference of meetings of Early Career Scholars, WFRN officers, committees, and member volunteers on June 18.

Submission deadline to WFRN Conference website: October 18, 2013.

The 2012 inaugural conference was a huge success! There were over 750 presenters and 125 sessions that discussed the latest work and family research from around the world. Approximately 30% of the attendees were from outside the U.S., and represented more than 30 countries. Like the 2012 conference, we expect that the 2014 conference will draw many global attendees in addition to providing numerous opportunities for networking and sharing ideas with colleagues.

Fresh and innovative submissions responsive to the conference theme of Changing Work and Family Relationships in a Global Economy are especially encouraged. The global economy is transforming the way work is done.  Work intensification and wide variation across societies in over- and under-employment is creating new issues for individuals, families, employers and nations. Advancing technology blurring work and home and social boundaries, the growing power of social media, and the coming of age of the “Digital Natives” are reshaping the fundamental meaning of “work,” “family,” and “life.” Increasing globalization and the growing footprint of transnational companies and growing international work and social systems, requires looking both within and across cultures to understand changing work and family relationships. Indeed, cultural values surrounding gender, norms concerning collectivism and individualism in achieving the greater good, and national attributions as to whether work and family issues are best served by government, employer or individual initiatives require scientific and practical scrutiny and evidence-based debate.

Learn more about the WFRN conference, including confirmed speakers, specific goals, types of sessions, and submission process at: http://workfamily.sas.upenn.edu/content/call-papers

The Industrial and Labor Relations Review is calling for papers for a conference and subsequent publication devoted to work and employment relations in health care. Conference co-organizers Ariel C. Avgar (Illinois), Adrienne E. Eaton (Rutgers), Rebecca Givan (Rutgers), and Adam Seth Litwin (Johns Hopkins) will assist the journal’s regular editors in developing the issue.

Scholars interested in participating should submit a paper to the conference organizers by November 15, 2013. Authors whose papers are accepted will be invited to a conference sponsored by the University of Illinois, School of Labor and Employment Relations and the School of Management and Labor Relations at Rutgers University, to be held in New Brunswick, New Jersey, on March 14 and 15, 2014. Conference expenses will be partially subsidized. Papers presented at this conference should be suitable for submission to external reviewers. Based on the organizers’ recommendations, discussions at the conference, and fit with the issue, a subset of authors will be asked to submit their papers to the ILRReview with the expectation that their papers will be published in the special issue once they pass the external review process. Papersthat reviewers deem of good quality that are not selected for the special issue will be considered forpublication in a regular issue of the journal.

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