Submitted a paper for an ASA section award? Post it to SocArXiv.org by April 30 to be eligible for a SOAR (Sociology Open Access Recognition) award as well. All shared papers that win an ASA section award will, upon notifying SocArXiv, receive a $250 SOAR award in recognition of the achievement. Submissions for graduate student award competitions are also eligible. Support open access and get the word out about your research by sharing your work on SocArXiv today. For more information about the SOAR program and how to your paper, visit socopen.org, or contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
OOW members may be interested in this new publication from Laura Doering at the Rotman School of Management, University of Toronto:
Doering, Laura. 2018. “Risk, Returns and Relational Lending: Personal Ties in Microfinance.” American Journal of Sociology 123(5):1341–81.
Personal relationships often facilitate credit transactions. However, existing research holds different expectations about whether personal ties prove detrimental or beneficial for lenders. Economic sociology highlights the advantages lenders accrue when they have personal ties with borrowers. Yet research from social psychology suggests that personal ties can be costly because lenders may “escalate commitment” to poor performers. This study uses data from a microfinance bank to ask: When are personal relationships detrimental or beneficial for lenders? It shows that lenders with personal ties to borrowers are less likely to cut those ties and their borrowers miss fewer payments. However, these trends vary with frequency of contact. When lenders and borrowers interact infrequently, lenders continue to show strong commitment, but borrowers become less compliant, creating potential problems for lenders. This study integrates theories from economic sociology and social psychology to offer a more nuanced, temporally informed understanding of personal ties in finance.
Berlin Summer School in Social Science
Linking Theory and Empirical Research
Berlin, July 16 – 26, 2018
We are delighted to announce the 8th 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.
OOW members are strongly encouraged to submit abstracts for the SASE (Society for the Advancement of Socio-Economics) Mini-Conference “Prospects of Equality Within and Across Organizations” organized by Nina Bandelj, Andrew Penner and Donald Tomaskovic-Devey during the SASE Annual meeting in Kyoto, Japan, June 23-25, 2018.
Deadline for submission: *January 29, 2018*
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We are pleased to announce the organization of the 10th edition of the Medici Summer School in Management Studies for doctoral students and young researchers which will be held in Bologna, Italy, June 11 – June 15, 2018. The school is organized and sponsored by Bologna Business School (University of Bologna), HEC Paris (Society and Organizations Research Center and the HEC Foundation), and MIT Sloan School of Management (Economic Sociology PhD Program). Host faculty include Emilio Castilla & Ezra Zuckerman Sivan (MIT), Simone Ferriani & Gianni Lorenzoni (Bologna), Rodolphe Durand (HEC), and Gino Cattani (NYU). Guest faculty include Harry Collins (Cardiff), Jennifer Howard-Grenville (Cambridge), Brayden King (Northwestern), Johanna Mair (Hertie & Stanford), and Brian Rubineau. This year’s theme is “Organizations as Vehicles and Settings for Social Change.”
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Application Opens – Oct 1, 2017
Application Deadline – January 11, 2018 midnight PST
For questions about the postdoctoral fellowship application, please see the Application Details.
The Technology Management Program (TMP) at the University of California, Santa Barbara is looking for highly qualified prospective doctoral students who have an interest in technology and work, technology’s implications for society, innovation, and the management of engineers and scientists. We are open to students with a range of backgrounds including all of the social sciences, engineering, the physical sciences, and management. TMP is methodologically and substantively eclectic. We are interested in students who wish to pursue ethnography, survey research, big data analysis and experimental research. UCSB has few disciplinary boundaries, so students can construct their program in ways that suit their interests and abilities. Our aim is to produce a cadre of scholars who can address thorny problems concerning the impact of technology on work and society, the management of technical and scientific personnel, and the sociological and psychological dynamics of innovation.