Academy of Management Review Special Topic Forum

Editors: Paul Godfrey, John Hassard, Ellen O’Connor, Michael Rowlinson, and Martin Ruef

This issue of the Academy of Management Review explores the power of history for advancing organization studies, both for a fuller understanding of contemporary developments in organizations and organization theory, as well as an appreciation of parallels in the discipline of history. History has a double meaning. It refers to the past itself, as well as knowledge and narratives of the past. We cannot simply say the past matters without also considering what historians have to say about the past, or how our knowledge of the past is constructed.

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The Kellogg School of Management at Northwestern University seeks a post-doctoral researcher interested in at least one of the following areas of scholarship: social movements, collective behavior, networks, and organizational theory.  We particularly encourage scholars to apply who have advanced quantitative training, programming skills, and familiarity with “big data” methods. The ideal candidate will have a PhD in sociology, communications, political science, or information sciences.  The application deadline is March 2.

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Research in the Sociology of Work (Emerald) is accepting manuscripts for Volume 26, focusing on “Immigration and Work.” (Expected publication early 2015).  We invite manuscripts that address issues of immigration and work broadly defined, such as entrepreneurship, labor markets, low-wage and high-wage work, technology, globalization, equity and discrimination, and racial/ethnic relations in the workforce. Submissions may be quantitative, qualitative, or mixed methods. We welcome submissions from all fields. Submissions should be 8,000 – 10,000 words. The deadline for submission of manuscripts is May 15, 2014.

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The University of Michigan-Flint Department of Sociology, Anthropology, and Criminal Justice invites applications for a tenure-track position in Criminal Justice at the Assistant Professor level beginning in fall 2014. A Ph.D. in Criminal Justice or Sociology with specialization in criminology is required at the time of appointment. The candidate will teach courses in Elite Deviance and other core criminal justice courses. Additionally the candidate will teach Introduction to the Criminal Justice System on the Flint campus and in UM-Flint’s Dual Enrollment Educational Partnership (DEEP) off-campus program. The teaching load is 9 credit hours per semester. Candidates specializing in white-collar/corporate crime and cybercrime will be given preference. Candidates should submit a letter of application with clear teaching/research agendas, curriculum vita, three letters of recommendation, evidence of teaching excellence, and a writing sample. All documents should be addressed to Dr. Kenneth Litwin, Criminal Justice Search Committee Chair, and sent via email to Lynne McTiernan (lmctier@umflint.edu). Review of applications begins January 31, 2014 and continues until the position is filled. For additional information, please consult our website at www.umich.edu/~jobs.  At Detailed Search enter job ID 89566. The University of Michigan is an equal opportunity, affirmative action employer.


The WZB (Berlin Social Science Center), Research Unit Inequality and Social Policy (Director: Prof. David Brady, Ph.D.), is offering positions for two Postdoctoral Researchers for the time period of up to three years starting on August 1, 2014, with 39 weekly working hours.

The WZB is a publicly financed international social science institution that conducts basic research that is theory-based and problem-oriented (see: http://www.wzb.eu/en). The USP research unit studies the causes and consequences of poverty/inequality and social policy, and the relationships between poverty/inequality and social policy (see:http://www.wzb.eu/en/research/education-work-and-life-chances/inequality-and-social-policy).

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OOW Council has decided to add an OOW Referendum for your consideration on the Spring ASA ballot.  You may vote Yes or No.

If passed, the Referendum would change our existing practice of selecting our Student Council member.  We currently appoint the Thompson best paper awardee to the position of Student Council member.  Those members have served us well.  However, this practice precludes us from recruiting and selecting from some of the other very active and able students interested in serving the Section.   If passed, the Referendum would change the practice to electing one of two Students running for this position.  As another policy matter, the Council will set up – on a trial basis – a larger Student Affairs committee to help lead the Section’s efforts of serving the graduate student community, student involvement in Section activities, and increasing student recruitment.


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