EGOS 2017 Copenhagen: Pre-Conference Professional Development Workshop on Marxism and organization studies
Wednesday July 5, 2017; 09:00 to 13:00

Convenors:
Paul S. Adler
University of Southern California
Website: http://www-bcf.usc.edu/~padler/index.html
Email: padler@usc.edu

Yrjö Engeström
University of Helsinki
Website: http://www.helsinki.fi/cradle/Professor_Yrjo_Engestrom.html
Email: yrjo.engestrom@helsinki.fi

Purpose:
This PDW aims to offer interested faculty and doctoral students an opportunity to explore how Marxist ideas can enrich organization studies and the associated empirical research.

Marxist theory has a long history of engagement with the field of organization studies (see Adler 2009 for an overview) and EGOS has hosted a Marxist organization studies sub-theme in each of the previous five years (leading to the publication of several papers in a forum in Organization Studies April 2015). But there are not many opportunities available to faculty and students who want to learn more about this approach and discuss with others how it might help them in their own research. This PDW aims to fill that gap. Read More

EPIC invites proposals to EPIC2017—the premier international conference on ethnography in business. EPIC2017 will take place in Montréal, 22–25 October 2017.

The EPIC2017 theme perspectives explore vantage points, hybridity and subversion in ethnographic practice. Contributions should draw on theoretical advances in social research, coupled with applied best practices from professional fields, to strike new directions for creating and implementing knowledge and affecting change.

Our diverse attendees come from every industry and many scholarly disciplines, including Fortune-500 companies, the world’s top technology firms, management consultancies and design studios, universities and NGOs, public policy organizations and think tanks.

Call for Participation: https://2017.epicpeople.org/submit/
About EPIC2017: https://2017.epicpeople.org/about/
Submission deadline: March 31, 2017

Call for PapersContesting Markets: How Organizations and Social Movements Shape the Political Economy

Special Issue of Socio-Economic Review

Guest Editors:
Neil Fligstein (University of California-Berkeley)
Doug McAdam (Stanford University)

Timeline:
Submission deadline: September 1, 2017
Publication of the special issue in the Socio-Economic Review: 2019

Background
For the past 20 years, scholars of social movements and those who study corporations have been in dialogue. We have witnessed a vibrant exchange about how social movements challenge firms to change their strategies, create the conditions to support new industries, and explain the emergence of new markets as reflecting social movement like processes. For example, social movements have successfully altered the tactics of firms in the apparel and forest product industries (Bartley, 2003) and in biotechnology (Weber, Rao, and Thomas, 2009; for a review see King and Pearce, 2010). They have led to the legitimation of new industries like hospice care (Livne, 2014) and the market for insurance viaticals (Quinn, 2008).  Scholars interested in the process of market emergence and change have viewed market formation processes as akin to social movements as they require the creation of new products, new firms, new identities, and political solutions to market contentiousness (Haveman, Rao, and Thomas, 2007; Lounsbury, Ventrusca, and Hirsch, 2003).  Fligstein and McAdam (2012) have proposed a more general theory of social spaces that explain why these different kinds of links exist between social movements and market fields.

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From Cristina Morales: 

I am the organizer of the Southwestern Social Science Association’s (SSSA) Silent Auction to benefit ASA’s Minority Fellowship Program (MFP).  We are encouraging members of ASA to continue supporting the development and training of sociologists by donating auction materials.  Each year, SSSA conference attendees are introduced to academic books through the silent auction that they are then able to consider for course adoption, use to inform their research, and engage with in preparation for courses.

I urge you to donate your book(s) or to contact your publishers and request that they donate to SSSA’s Silent Auction.  100% of the proceeds from the Silent Auction go directly to ASA’s MFP.

 Please mail your books or any items that you think may be of interest to academics by March 31st, 2017 to: Maria Cristina Morales, Ph.D., Department of Sociology and Anthropology, The University of Texas at El Paso, 500 W. University Dr., El Paso, TX 79968.

 

Linking Theory and Empirical Research
Berlin, July 16 – 27, 2017

We are delighted to announce the 7th Berlin Summer School in Social Sciences. The summer school aims at supporting young researchers by strengthening their ability in linking theory and empirical research. The two-week program creates an excellent basis for the development of their current research designs.

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Shippensburg University, in central Pennsylvania, has two tenure-track faculty job openings available for Sociologists. Applications are due March 6, 2017, for positions beginning August 2017.

ASA Job ID 12760: The Department is seeking a sociologist who can teach primarily undergraduate courses in sociology. Specializations in research methods (quantitative and qualitative), stratification, gender, race, and culture are preferable; however, other areas will be considered. https://asa.enoah.com/Job-Bank-Information/Job-Bank/JBctl/ViewJob/JobID/12760

ASA Job ID 12761: Assistant/Associate Professor, Tenure Track, starting August 2017. The Department is seeking a sociologist, who can teach graduate courses in organizational development and leadership as well as both required and elective undergraduate courses in sociology. Specializations in organizations, leadership, gender, globalization, social movements, and higher education are desired, however, other areas will be considered. https://asa.enoah.com/Job-Bank-Information/Job-Bank/JBctl/ViewJob/JobID/12761

For more information, please see the complete ads in the ASA job bank.