Call for Entries: Elgar Encyclopedia of Organizational Sociology

Project Description:

The Elgar Encyclopedia of Organizational Sociology is a single-volume Encyclopedia in a new and exciting series of Encyclopedias in Sociology offered by Edward Elgar Publishing.

This volume offers relatively concise encyclopedic coverage of the discreet subfield of organizational sociology. We aim to capture a comprehensive set of diverse perspectives on organizational sociology, with easy-access entries and references to assist scholars and researchers as they search for seminal content in this important field.

The Editors wish to create a volume that provides readers with key foundational concepts in the field of sociology and organization studies, while also being inclusive of a range of theoretical perspectives that include but is not limited to liberal, postmodernist, historical materialist, or post-colonialist feminist accounts. We are also open to discussion that focusses on topics that meld transdisciplinary perspectives (e.g., inertia when implementing change), or social implications of technological change (e.g., deskilling, upskilling, digital skills and agile organizations). We are particularly interested in contributions that reflect the Global South and move us beyond purely Western perspectives, authors, and topics. Additionally, we encourage entries that update the major debates about the evolution of the discipline.

Entries:

The single-volume Encyclopedia will consist of around 200,000 words that reflect selected entries from authors who respond to this call, or specially commissioned entries. Authors may choose to contribute one or more entries. The editors seek entries that provide a concise summary of the most relevant accumulated knowledge on a subject or concept. We expect that the length of entries will vary but, as a guide, more complex entries should be 2,000-3,000 words, while less complex entries (e.g., the definition of a key concept) as little as 1,000 words.

To ensure editorial integrity and foster diverse perspectives, the Editors request that authors peer-review two entries from other contributors for every entry they submit. Authors will be entitled to post the pre-print version of their entry on their own website and institutional repository after a six-month embargo period. For those interested, there will also be an option to publish a limited number of entries Open Access for a fee.

Organization of entries will be alphabetical and may include a very limited number of entries on founding authors in the field and their contributions, theories, and concepts upon which organizational sociology is defined. The Encyclopedia will be organized as follows: Biographies and contributions of approximately 10 founders of the field; Main Conceptual entries, and Organization entries. We expect Main entries to be between 2,000 – 3,000 words, Biographical and Organization entries to between 1,000 and 1,500 words. We append an initial list that interested contributors can consult. We also encourage contributors to propose their own entries not on our list for consideration. Interested contributors can send an initial 250-word outline that contains a precis of the content they wish to submit, and why it is important to include in the Encyclopedia. Please send these initial entries and further enquiries to:

Mary Godwyn, EiC Elgar Encyclopedia of Organizational Sociology

Email: ed.encyclopedia.soc.org@gmail.com

https://www.grothe-hammer.com/2023/01/27/call-for-entries-elgar-encyclopedia-of-organizational-sociology/

Deadlines

2023

January – June: Solicitation of authors to write and peer-review entries for the Encyclopedia.

Commitment from authors – The EiC will distribute Contributors Agreements to each author.

September 15: Deadline for submission of written entries from authors.

November 15: Distribution of entries to peer-reviewers.

Editors:

Mary Godwyn, Professor of Sociology, Babson College, MA, USA
Ethné Swartz, Professor of Management, Feliciano School of Business, Montclair State University, NJ, USA
Michael Grothe-Hammer, Associate Professor of Sociology (Organization & Technology), Department of Sociology and Political Science, Norwegian University of Science and Technology (NTNU), Trondheim, Norway
Samuel O. Idowu, London Guildhall School of Business & Law, London Metropolitan University, UK

Summer Workshop: Summer Workshop for a New Political Economy, at UC Berkeley

The Network for a New Political Economy at UC Berkeley is hosting a week-long summer workshop for early career sociologists (Phd degree date 2012 or later) to gather, share their work, and think through what political-economy might look like in contemporary sociology. We are hoping to attract those who already work in what they think of as political-economy as well as those who hope to connect their work in related areas. 

The workshop will take place between June 18-June 24th, 2023 at UC Berkeley and $4,000 will be given to cover expenses while at the workshop. 

Application Due Date:  March 1, 2023


The application website can be found here: https://forms.gle/sA3bxV5A3NG1hxGM8.

Call for Papers: Seminar in Social Entrepreneurship and Philanthropy (SEPHI)

We cordially invite Ph.D. students and postdoctoral scholars in all disciplines to apply for our 4th Seminar in Social Entrepreneurship and Philanthropy (SEPHI). The seminar will take place on emlyon’s city campus in Paris from May 25–26, 2023. 

As stated in the call, we are looking forward to two days of lively debate about private initiatives seeking to tackle social and environmental problems.

We are delighted to announce Elisabeth Clemens (UChicago) and Ignasi Martí (esade) as our keynote speakers. The seminar is organized by 

Christof Brandtner, Nevena Radoynovska (emlyon), Arthur Gautier (ESSEC), Frédéric Dufays, Virginie Xhauflair (HEC Liège), and Benjamin Huybrechts (IESEG). To apply, please send a 2-page extended abstract of a research project and a current CV to brandtner@em-lyon.com by February 1. Course credit for PhD students is available. Participants will range in seniority from graduate students still defining their dissertation work to postdoctoral scholars wrapping up theirs. 

Please send us your best work.

À tout à l’heure !

Christof Brandtner

Call for Applications: CASBS Summer Institute on Organizations and their Effectiveness

Since 2016, the Center for Advanced Study in the Behavioral Sciences at Stanford has run a two-week summer “boot camp” for young faculty in sociology, economics, law, management, and political science with the aim of getting organizations researchers out of their disciplinary and methodological silos. During the pandemic, we have met online, but we are now preparing for an in-person workshop for July 2023. The institute brings together young faculty and postdoctoral fellows from across the world to learn from notable faculty and each other, through lectures, hacks, discussion, and walks. Led by Bob Gibbons (MIT Sloan and Economics) and Woody Powell (Stanford Education and Sociology, currently director of CASBS), they are joined by “guest chefs” from many disciplines. Recent visitors to the workshop have included Kate Kellogg, Dan Carpenter, Hahrie Han, Jenna Bednar, Scott Page, Adam Reich, Marianne Bertrand, Rebecca Henderson, and Jerry Davis. Participants describe the experience as transformational, and an exceptional way to build an inter-disciplinary organizations committee.

We are now taking applications for Summer 2023. For more information about applying, please go to:
Call for Applications 2023

Call for Applications 2023Fellowship Opportunity Applications due December 12, 2022 Application portal can be accessed at https://applycasbs.stanford.edu/summerapplication/ Summer Institute for Behavioral and Social Scientists Organizations and Their Effectiveness July 16 through July 29, 2023 Directors Robert Gibbons (rgibbons@mit.edu), economics and management, MIT Woody Powell (woodyp@stanford.edu),View this on Stanford >

Call for Submissions: The 2023 Annual Junior Theorists Symposium! 


​SUBMISSION DEADLINE: March 1st, 11:59pm Eastern Time

The 17th Junior Theorists Symposium (JTS) is now open to new submissions. The JTS is a conference featuring the work of emerging sociologists engaged in theoretical work, broadly defined. Sponsored in part by the Theory Section of the ASA, the conference has provided a platform for the work of early-career sociologists since 2005. We especially welcome submissions that broaden the practice of theory beyond its traditional themes, topics, and disciplinary function.

The symposium will be held as an in-person event on Thursday, August 17 prior to the 2023 ASA Annual Meeting in Philadelphia, PA.  

SUBMIT YOUR PRÉCIS HERE
 
It is our honor to announce that Claire Decoteau (University of Illinois-Chicago), Greta Krippner (University of Michigan), and Victor Ray (University of Iowa) will serve as discussants for this year’s symposium. Daniel Hirschman (Cornell University), winner of the 2022 Junior Theorist Award, will deliver a keynote address. Finally, the symposium will include an after-panel titled “Why Theorize?” This panel will seek to bring scholars, thinkers, and doers into conversation to explore convergences, tensions, and a range of possible responses to the question: why theorize?

We invite all ABD graduate students, recent PhDs, postdocs, and assistant professors who received their PhDs from 2019 onwards to submit up to a three-page précis (800-1000 words). The précis should include the key theoretical contribution of the paper and a general outline of the argument.

Successful précis from last year’s symposium can be viewed here.

Please note that the précis must be for a paper that is not under review or forthcoming at a journal.

As in previous years, there is no pre-specified theme for the conference. Papers will be grouped into sessions based on emergent themes and discussants’ areas of interest and expertise. We invite submissions from all substantive areas of sociology, we especially encourage papers that are works-in-progress and would benefit from the discussions at JTS.

Please remove all identifying information from your précis and submit it via the Google form below. Wendy Li (University of Wisconsin-Madison) and Jon Shaffer (Johns Hopkins University) will review the anonymized submissions. You can also contact them at juniortheorists@gmail.com with any questions. By early April, we will extend 9 invitations to present at JTS 2023. Please plan to share a full paper by July 7, 2023. 

*Presenters should plan to attend in-person, though this may change based on the Covid-19 pandemic.

If you have any issues uploading your document, please send a copy of your précis with all identifying information removed to juniortheorists@gmail.com. Please include your name and affiliation (University and Department) in the body of the email.

Call for Participants: ASA Workshop: Teaching about Alternatives to Bureaucracy

ASA Workshop: Teaching about Alternatives to Bureaucracy

Sunday, August 7, 8:00-9:30am PDT at LACC, Level 2, 501B  

If you are interested in including material in your classes about worker cooperatives and other participatory organizations and how they can promote economic democracy and greater equality, please join us at our Sunday ASA workshop “Teaching about Alternatives to Bureaucracy: New Discussions and Approaches.” This workshop will go over ways to teach about cooperative, democratic, and nonhierarchical organizations in a wide variety of sociology courses. We will provide resources and also crowdsource ideas from participants. Adria Scharf (Rutgers University), Katherine Chen (City College/CUNY), Joyce Rothschild (Virginia Tech), Katie Sobering (University of North Texas), and Victor Chen (Virginia Commonwealth University) will be leading the session. The workshop will be interactive and a fun opportunity to get to know junior and senior scholars who teach and study these topics. Also, as part of the workshop, Adria Scharf is collecting resources such as syllabi for the Curriculum Library for Employee Ownership (CLEO) at Rutgers; if you have anything to share, please contact her at as3332@smlr.rutgers.edu.

Call for Participants: ICOS 2022 Pre-Conference Paper Development Workshop

ICOS 2022 Pre-Conference Paper Development Workshop

Short Paper Deadline: 15 September 2022

In the run-up to the 2022 ICOS-conference, a half-day Paper Development Workshop (PDW) will be held on 7 December 2022. The aim of this workshop is the discussion and further development of not yet published manuscripts in the field of organizational sociology possibly related but not limited to the conference’s topic ORGANIZATIONS IN A PLURAL SOCIETY, a joint conference of the “Organization & Society” Research Group of the Department of Sociology and Political Science at the Norwegian University of Science and Technology (NTNU), the Section on Organizational Sociology of the German Sociological Association (DGS) and the Research Committee on Sociology of Organization (RC17) of the International Sociological Association (ISA).

07 December 2022, Trondheim, Norway

Link to CfP: https://www.icos2022.com/pdw-cfp/

Call for Student Interns: Board of Graduate Interns at the Socio-Economic Review

CALL for STUDENT INTERNS 2022-2023

Socio-Economic Review (SER) is calling for applications to its Board of Graduate Interns. Published by Oxford University Press, SER is the official journal of the Society for the Advancement of Socio-Economics (SASE), and is an international journal with contributors from all over the world. SER’s core mandate is to understand the socio-political foundations of the economy and the intersection between economy and society. Articles in SER explore how the economy is or should be governed by social relations, institutional rules, political decisions, and cultural values. The journal also focuses on inequalities and politics. SER receives about five hundred article manuscripts a year, and publishes four issues per year and less than 10% of submissions. 5-year impact factor (2020) is 5.741.

Graduate interns will help with tasks such as initial manuscript selection, finding and evaluating reviewers, organizing book symposia published in the journal, promoting recent articles published in SER, and doing research on SER that goes into the journal’s annual report. Interns will participate in online monthly meetings. The workload will be proportional to that of an independent reading course. The members of the Board of Graduate Interns will be listed by name in the impressum of the journal. Graduate interns will receive free membership and registration for the annual conference of SASE.

 The internship runs September to August.

Graduate interns must have successfully completed the first two years of their doctoral program in any social science discipline. Prior editorial experience is a plus.

This is a truly exciting opportunity to learn about article publishing, to build professional networks and to see the latest research in the field. 

To apply, send your letter of intent and a CV to aguseva@bu.edu and aronatas@ucsd.edu with a subject SER Student Interns by August 1, 2022.

Call for Reviewers: Working Democracies: Managing Inequality in Worker Cooperatives

Cornell University Press is pleased to announce that a digital copy of Joan S.M.’s new book,  Working Democracies: Managing Inequality in Worker Cooperatives (June, 2022, ILR Press) is available for prospective book reviewers.

If you would like a digital or hard copy, please reach out to cup_publicity@cornell.edu with your name, address, and the journal you intend to submit your book review to. Requests for author interviews or other media queries can be directed to our publicists Sarah Noell at scn47@cornell.edu and Rebecca Brutus at rtb93@cornell.edu

Thank you for your interest in our books!

Call for Participants: Junior Theorists Symposium, ASA Pre-Conference

16th Annual Junior Theorists Symposium

Thursday, August 4, 2022

University of Southern California

Please register to attend in-person here

Interested in attending virtually? Register here

Donate to support JTS: Venmo: @JTS-2022

8:30am – 9:00am PST | Light breakfast

9:00am – 10:20am PST | Panel 1: Health and the politics of knowledge

Discussant: Steven Epstein, Northwestern University

Presenters:

Jonathan Shaffer (Boston University) – “Noncommunicable Diseases Between North and South: The Double Standards of a Single Category”

Lisa Owens (Columbia University) – “Birth, Blood, and the Social Origins of Trauma”

Brandon Sward (University of Chicago) – “The colonization of media: Indigeneity, visuality, and social science in the nineteenth and twentieth centuries”

10:20am – 10:30am PST | Break

10:30am – 11:50am PST | Panel 2: Political elites, social movements, and entrepreneurialism 

DiscussantSaskia Sassen, Columbia University

Presenters:

Vrinda Marwah (University of Utah) – “The caste of our commons: Political entrepreneurialism and social structure”

Luis Flores (University of Michigan) – “Polanyi at a Tupperware Party: Marketizing Home Life and the Social Limits of “Breadwinner Liberalism”

Wendy Li (University of Wisconsin-Madison) – “What Does the Revolving Door Do? Careers, Cohesion, and Policy Networks among Political Elites”

11:50am – 12:20pm PST | Lunch begins

12:30pm – 1:50pm PST | Keynote & lunch continued

Winners of the 2020 Junior Theorist Award for “Gender and Charismatic Power”

Paul Joosse (Hong Kong University) and Robin Willey (Concordia University of Edmonton) 

2:00pm – 3:20pm PST | Panel 3: Race, categories, and temporality

Discussant: Mario Small, Columbia University

Presenters:

Jared Clemons (Duke University) and Mo Torres (Harvard University) – “Racism without Races: Sociology beyond the “Social Construction of Race”

prabhdeep singh kehal (Brown University) – “Negotiating Utopia: Ethnography and Theorizing from Entangled US Trans Subjectivities”

Sabrina Charles (New York University) – “Time and Unpredictability: Arrhythmia in Immigration Court”

3:20pm – 3:30pm PST | Break

3:30pm – 5:00pm PST | After-Panel: Theorizing Intersections

Panelists: 

Tey Meadow (Columbia University)

Tianna Paschel (University of California, Berkeley)

Vrushali Patel (Florida International University)

Mary Romero (Arizona State University)

Adia Harvey Wingfield (Washington University, St. Louis)

5:30pm PST | “Theory in the Wild”

After the Symposium, please join us for drinks at TBD

Please contact Tara Gonsalves and Davon Norris with questions: juniortheorists@gmail.com