Call for Papers: Contesting Markets: How Organizations and Social Movements Shape the Political Economy
Special Issue of Socio-Economic Review
Neil Fligstein (University of California-Berkeley)
Doug McAdam (Stanford University)
Submission deadline: September 1, 2017
Publication of the special issue in the Socio-Economic Review: 2019
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.
Research in the Sociology of Work invites submissions for inclusion in a section of RSW devoted to “Race and Ethnicity at Work.” Submissions may address any topic on this theme, including but not limited to the following: Read More
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.
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.
EGOS 2017 Conference – Copenhagen, Denmark
Subtheme 32: “Organizations as Open Polities – Struggles in the ‘Good Organization’”
We invite you to submit a paper abstract to the sub-theme on “Organizations as Open Polities – Struggles in the ‘Good Organization’” at the European Group of Organization Studies’ (EGOS) 33rd annual colloquium in Copenhagen, Denmark. The conference will take place on July 6-8, 2017.
From OOW Member, Dr Andi Pekarek in Australia:
Our stream for the EGOS conference in Denmark next year, ‘Organization Studies and Industrial Relations: Overlapping Concerns and New Possibilities,’ seeks to promote the dialogue between labour relations and wider scholarship in organisation studies. We are looking for a broad range of contributions and it would be great to have some more submissions from US colleagues.
Further details about the stream and the paper submission process can be found here: