Request for Proposals: National Fraud Study

United Brotherhood of Carpenters and Joiners of America
101 Constitution Ave., NW
Washington, DC 20001

Request for Proposal
Issued: August 27, 2019
Due Date for Proposal: September 28, 2019

Short Description of research: (1) Produce a uniform methodology that can be used for state specific studies that quantify losses caused by the misclassification of construction employees as independent contractors and the non-reporting of construction employee income. The due date for this section is October 28, 2019. (2) Quantify the federal and state revenue losses caused by the misclassification of construction employees as independent contractors and the non-reporting of income paid to construction employees. The due date for this part of the research is January 15, 2020.

Contact: Matthew F. Capece, Esq., Representative of the General President

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Call for Chapters in Research Handbook on the Sociology of Organizations

I am editing the Research Handbook on the Sociology of Organizations published by Edward Elgar. Please let me know if you would be interested in submitting an original chapter commissioned for this volume. Though there is flexibility on the content of the chapters, I am especially interested in chapters that use classical and critical sociology in the examination of a range of diverse organizations around the world.

The scholarship need not be limited to institutions and formal organizations, but can be directed toward informal, grassroots organizations such as NGOs and online communities. Chapters that explore labor relations, ethical and sustainable environmental practices, race, gender, class, sexuality, leadership, alternative economic models to capitalism, politics, and the media are especially welcome.

Ideally, the volume would represent a diversity of international researchers with an array of critical theory perspectives. Young scholars are encouraged to submit. Chapters should be 7,000 – 10,000 words, and deadline for final chapter submissions is 6/20. Each author will be responsible for reviewing 3 chapters. All interested authors, please send an abstract and chapter outline with sub-headings by September 15, 2019 to

The video below provides more information on the Edward Elgar Handbooks:

With all best wishes,

Mary Godwyn

Call for Abstracts: 11th Annual People and Organizations Conference

September 28th and 29th, 2018
The Wharton School, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Submission Deadline:  June 1st, 2018

The purpose of the “People and Organizations” Conference is to bring attention to macro-level research on topics associated with work and employment.  We aim to support the community of scholars from organization theory, industrial relations, economics, political science, sociology and strategy who share common interests and need a forum for interdisciplinary exchange. Continue reading “Call for Abstracts: 11th Annual People and Organizations Conference”

Call for Applications: CASBS Summer Institute Fellowships

Applications due January 12, 2018

Application portal can be accessed starting November 15, 2018, at

Organizations and Their Effectiveness
July 9 through July 21, 2018
Robert Gibbons (, economics and management, MIT
Woody Powell (, education and sociology, Stanford University

The 2018 CASBS summer institute, Organizations and Their Effectiveness, will take place from July 9 through July 21, 2018, at the Center for Advanced Study in the Behavioral Sciences on the Stanford University campus. Fourteen fellowships will be awarded to cover tuition, room and board, and travel.

The deadline for applications is January 12, 2018. Awards will be announced by email no later than February 9, 2018.

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Call for Abstracts: Interpreting and Questioning Finance as Social Relationships

Call for Abstracts for panel entitled, “Interpreting and questioning finance as social relationships” at the International Sociological Association’s World Congress next summer in Toronto, Canada, 15-21 July 2018.  This will be one of 23 sessions organized by the Economy & Society research committee (RC02).  Although the conference is next summer, the deadline for submitting abstracts is fast approaching:  September 30, 2017, 24:00 GMT.

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CALL FOR ABSTRACTS: Labor market and Economic perspectives on large-scale Migration in Sociology (LEMS)

Dates and location:
Mannheim Centre for European Social Research (MZES) of the University of Mannheim on Friday, November 17 and Saturday, November 18, 2017.[1]

Labor market and economic sociologists take notice of each other less often than common concerns might suggest. This ignorance is particularly troubling amid the large-scale influx of immigrants and refugees into established economies over the past few years in particular and the past decade in general. Among these changes, issues of employment and emergent economic activities, which both fields focus on, gain in significance and salience. Labor market sociologists demonstrate that unregulated labor markets are neither free nor fair, diminishing hopes for quick integration. A focus on the distribution of relevant worker characteristics over a range of social dimensions such as class, gender, and ethnicity allows labor market sociologists to develop more constructive views of labor market mechanisms. Economic sociologists scrutinize dynamics around the establishment of larger social objects such as industries and “informal economies”, some of which are dominated by immigrant ethnic groups. In more specific settings, economic sociologists have found evidence that ethnic diversity—an obvious consequence of migration—increases the resilience of common market mechanisms. The conference seeks to foster a dialogue between the two views in order to develop conceptual, analytical, and empirical strategies that help us study and understand the forces undergirding the recent developments and their consequences.

Name, title, and abstract (250 words)
Deadline: September 10, 2017 (
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