Attached to this post is a .pdf file that lists all the very exciting OOW events taking place at this year’s ASA meeting. Highlights include:

Saturday, August 16th:

  • Business Meeting and Awards Ceremony: 5:30 – 6:10
  • Reception Saturday 6:30 – 8:30 (cosponsored with Inequality, Poverty and Mobility, and Occupations)
  • Networking Dinners following the Reception:  Join a table of OOW Colleagues at a local restaurant. Contact Kim Fox if you’d like to participate (

Our eight sessions are spread across Saturday, Sunday, and Monday. We’re looking forward to seeing many of you there!


Here are a couple of reminders about OOW’s schedule for this year’s ASA conference in San Francisco:

Our EIGHT Section Sessions will be held SATURDAY AND SUNDAY.

The OOW Business Meeting is scheduled for Sat, August 16, 5:30 to 6:10pm.  Attend the Business Meeting for the celebration of our graduate student paper, article, and book awardees.  Witness a peaceful transfer of power from the Section Chair to the Chair Elect, Mark Mizruchi, before you head over to the Reception and the Networking Dinners.

The OOW Reception will be held SATURDAY jointly with the Inequality, Poverty and Mobility Section at the Parc55 Wyndham Hotel.  We will offer an array of appetizers alongside a cash bar.

OOW Networking dinners after the reception.  We started the practice last year of organizing small groups of mixed seniority levels who meet at local restaurants for conversation.  Kim Fox has kindly agreed to coordinate the dinners.  Please contact her at, and we’ll put together some groups and restaurant recommendations.

The remarkable gains in educational achievement and advances in the economic and social standing of women have been distinguishing features of the 20th and early 21st centuries. RSF: The Russell Sage Foundation Journal of the Social Sciences invites paper submissions for its upcoming special issue on the changing roles and status of women and the effects on society and the economy. The special issue will consider both the determinants of these important economic and social changes as well as their consequences. The first section will examine changes in women’s labor market outcomes including education, experience, occupations, and pay. The second section will address family and intimate relationships. The third section will address issues in politics, law, and culture.  The journal issue is being edited by Martha Bailey (Department of Economics, University of Michigan) and Thomas A. DiPrete (Department of Sociology, Columbia University).  For more detailed information about this issue, please click here.  Prospective contributors should submit a CV and an abstract of their study along with up to two pages of supporting material no later than 5 PM EST on August 7, 2014, to:  . . . Each paper will receive an honorarium when the issue is published. All questions should be directed to Suzanne Nichols, Director of Publications, at and not to the email addresses of the editors of the special issue.  Selected papers will receive notification by mid- September 2014. A meeting of the authors of invited papers will be held on January 9, 2015 at the RSF headquarters in New York City, and a draft of the full papers will be due in the late spring of 2015.  For more detailed information about this issue, please click here.

The 8th semi-annual Gender, Science, and Organizations Writing Workshop will take place from 8 am to 5 pm on Friday, August 15th 2014 the day before the annual meeting for the American Sociological Association in San Francisco. 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 ( 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).

Christina Falci (Associate Professor of Sociology, University of Nebraska-Lincoln)
Kathrin Zippel (Associate Professor of Sociology, Northeastern University)

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 no later than July 25, 2014. For segment 2 (paper development): Submit your working paper by email to 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


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