Call For Papers: Inequality and Organizations: Paper Development Masterclass for Early Career Academics and Doctoral Students

September 20th, 2019, The York Management School, University of York, UK

Inequality and social justice are long standing concerns in academic research and public policy, affecting individual and collective wellbeing, diminishing growth and productivity and undermining trust in key societal institutions. Organizations, their structures, practices and strategies act both as potential barriers and solutions to this.

This master class, supported by the Society for the Advancement of Management Studies in association with The York Management School’s Justice, Ethics and Inequality theme, invites papers of 7,000-10,000 words by 21st June 2019 looking at the relationship between inequality and organizations, their structures, practices and strategies. Themes include but are not limited to: poverty, social mobility, diversity management, precarity, international inequality, corporate social responsibility, employee participation, and industrial democracy.

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OOW Mentoring Meet-Up

The Organizations, Occupations, and Work Section will be organizing a mentoring meet-up at this year’s ASA meeting where graduate students, post-docs, and faculty can enjoy a discussion about shared research interests outside of the scheduling of the regular conference.  If you are interested in participating, please complete the form at the following link by May 17th.

https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSe-Yawej5re1mG4ZodnmHv1bclBszvS-FzbY5uZIaCL8M4p7w/viewform?usp=sf_link

The OOW Mentoring Committee (Sharla Alegria, Nina Bandelj, Emily Barman, Tim Bartley, and Jennifer Bouek) will match up junior and senior scholars based on shared research interests.  Matched mentors and mentees should then reach out to each other to find a mutually convenient time to meet during the ASA.

If you have questions or concerns, please be in touch with Emily Barman (eabarman@bu.edu). Thank you.

New Organizational Sociology Papers at Sociology Compass

As a section editor at Sociology Compass, I have been motivated by concerns expressed by some sociologists about the future of organizational sociology, as discussed on the Work in Progress blog in 2015. Accordingly, I have been commissioning a series of pieces that articulate the contribution of organizational sociology and its relevance to the study of core sociology sociological topics like as race, gender, and inequality, among others. A few of these pieces have been published so far. First, Heather Haveman and Rachel Wetts have published articles here  and here  that address the question “What is organizational sociology?” Elizabeth Gorman and Sarah Mosseri have published an article here that answers the question “Why should students and scholars who are interested in gender difference and inequality study organizations?”

-Eric Dahlin

Call for Applications: Berlin Summer School in Social Sciences 2019

Linking Theory and Empirical Research
Berlin, July 15 – 25, 2019

We are delighted to announce the 9th 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.

In the first week, we address the key methodological challenges of concept-building, causation/explanation, and micro-macro linkage that occur in almost all research efforts. We strive for a clarification of the epistemological foundations underlying methodological paradigms. In the second week, these methodological considerations are applied to central empirical fields of research in political science, sociology, and other related disciplines. In this second part of the program, participants are assigned to four thematic groups according to their own research topic. The thematic areas covered are: “External Governance, Interregionalism, and Domestic Change”, “Citizenship, Migration, and Identities”, “Social Struggle and Globalization”, and “Democracy at the Crossroads”.

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Announcements from ASA

ASA-Wide and Section Elections

Ballots for the 2019 ASA -wide and Section election will be distributed to eligible members in April 2019. Ballots will be sent out via email from Sociological.ballot@intelliscaninc.net.  Please add this email address to the permitted senders list on your spam filter to ensure timely delivery of your ballot. Voting will close at 5 p.m. eastern on Friday, May 31, 2019. 
The last day to join ASA or a section to participate in the election is March 31. Please encourage all section members to participate in the election. For general information on the election, please visit www.asanet.org/election.

 

Accessibility is for Everyone: How to Rock Your ASA Presentation and Make it Inclusive

Angela Frederick and Laura Mauldin have written an excellent and practical guide for giving inclusive presentations. Please share this with section session organizers and presenters.

Call for Applications: Summer School on Practice-Based Studies 2019

Edition Practice & Process Studies: An Advanced Introduction

15-18 July 2019

University of Warwick, Coventry

Following on from our highly successful Summer Schools in 2015, 2017 and 2018, we are pleased to announce the 2019 PPI Summer School on Practice-Based Studies.

The Workshop takes place from Monday 15 July to Thursday 18 July on the University of Warwick campus, Coventry, UK. The School is programmatically multi-disciplinary and open to a variety of approaches and sensitivities. It is organised by  Warwick’s Practice, Process, and Institutions (PPI) Research Programme in collaboration with the International Symposium Series on Process Organization Studies (PROS). This year’s summer school is being co-directed by Ila Bharatan and Davide Nicolini.

The goal of this year’s edition is to provide an advanced introduction to the concepts and methodological implications of process and practice approaches. During the three days, we will examine the main theoretical and methodological foundations of process and practice studies and illustrate how they have been applied to the study of routines, institutions as practice and other organisational and social phenomena. The programme will include a mix of talks, discussion, tutorials and how to do sessions. The faculty includes a team of international experts: Hari Tsoukas, Jorgen Sandberg, Richard Whittington, Katharina Dittrich, Rene Wiedner, Jose Bento da Silva & Davide Nicolini.

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