Work and Occupations has recently published a special issue on “Making Jobs Better” (Volume 44, Number 1).  Please find the table of contents & article descriptions below.

Daniel B. Cornfield (Vanderbilt University) is the current editor of Work and Occupations. The journal can be accessed at: journals.sagepub.com/home/wox and manuscripts can be submitted at: http://mc.manuscriptcentral.com/wox

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2017 Junior Theorists Symposium
Montreal, Quebec, Canada
August 11, 2017

SUBMISSION DEADLINE: February 20, 2017

We invite submissions of extended abstracts for the 11th Junior Theorists Symposium (JTS), to be held in Montreal, Quebec, Canada on August 11th, 2017, the day before the annual meeting of the AmericanSociological Association (ASA). The JTS is a one-day conference featuring the work of up-and-coming sociologists, sponsored in part by the Theory Section of the ASA. Since 2005, the conference has brought together early career-stage sociologists who engage in theoretical work, broadly defined.

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We’re pleased to announce the release of an ILR Review special issue on workplace inequality — offering important theoretical and practical insights for efforts to reduce inequality in organizations. Many thanks to guest editors Pamela S. Tolbert and Emilio J. Castilla.  Papers in the issue empirically examine the efficacy of a range of practices to reduce racial and gender disparities in hiring, promotion, and compensation.  They also identify key contingencies that affect the relationship between organizational practices and outcomes, showing differences in effects for women and minorities, for members at different hierarchical levels, and for members drawn from internal or external labor markets.

Rose Batt and Larry Kahn, Editors

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The Working Class Studies Association has a new journal that may be of interest to section may members. Here’s the link to the WCSA webpage announcement about the journal: https://wcstudiesassociation.wordpress.com/2017/01/12/new-journal-of-working-class-studies-now-online/

And a direct link to the journal: https://workingclassstudiesjournal.com/

Also, here is the CfP for their upcoming conference May 31-June 3 at IU-Bloomington: https://scholarworks.iu.edu/conferences/index.php/wcsa/WCSA17/schedConf/cfp

IX Medici Summer School, June 19 – June 23, 2017

Theme: The Organization of Innovation and Entrepreneurship

We are pleased to announce the organization of the 9th edition of the Medici Summer School in Management Studies for doctoral students and young researchers which will be held in Cambridge, Massachusetts, June 19 – June 23, 2017. The school is organized and sponsored by Alma GS (University of Bologna), HEC Paris (Society and Organizations Research Center and the HEC Foundation), and MIT Sloan School of Management (Economic Sociology PhD Program).

http://www.hec.edu/SnO/

http://www.medicisummerschool.it/

http://sociology.mit.edu/programs

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The OOW Section Award information is now up on the website.  Nominations for the Max Weber Book Award, the W. Richard Scott Article Award, the James D. Thompson Graduate Student Paper Award and the Distinguished Career Award are due March 31, 2017.  More information about each can be found at the links below:

Fellow Travelers on Different Roads: The Intersections of Economic Sociology and Organizations, Occupations, and Work

August 11, 2017
Desautels Faculty of Management, McGill University, Montreal

The industrial revolution fundamentally transformed society.  Central to this transformation was the growing role of work, organizations, and markets in daily life. It is no coincidence that the discipline of sociology was founded in this era, and that the study of these institutions continues to be at the core of both the Economic Sociology and Organizations, Occupations, and Work sections.

This mini-conference aims to bring together members of both sections to facilitate dialogue within and across our fields. The event will highlight work that advances research in Economic Sociology and Organizations, Occupations, and Work, using a diverse set of theoretical and methodological approaches.  We invite research that explores core themes from both domains, as well as research that develops the intersections and tensions between the two.  We are especially interested in new work that engages with emerging phenomena and/or uses novel perspectives. We hope that the conference will bring together economic sociologists and scholars of organizations, occupations, and work from across institutional divides, including those in sociology departments, as well as in schools of management, engineering, public policy, and industrial and labor relations.  Thematic sessions will be determined based on submissions.

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