OOW Social Gathering at ASA

OOW social gathering at ASA 

Mon, August 9, 7:30 to 8:30pm EST.

Come to our informal gathering during the ASA!  We will have a main room socializing and ice breaking, and breakout rooms hosted by the wonderful OOW council members! Our breakout room topics:

  • Media savvy for sharing research to broader audience (with Erin Cech)
  • Diversity in OOW – what does it mean for you?” (with Nina Bandlej)
  • Research during pandemic –datasets and field research in times of pandemic (with Giacomo Negro)
  • “I don’t want to go back to in-person!” – Lessons from virtual conferences: Do we want to go back to the way things were?” (with LaTonya Trotter)
  • First generation in OOW (with Vinnie Roscigno)
  • Additional breakout rooms can emerge on the spot, when you meet your friends, want to have a quieter discussion of research, bumped into your long time mentor and want to catch up and more.

See you on Monday, August 9 at 7:30pm EST! 

ASA 2021: OOW Sessions and Roundtables

Section on Organizations, Occupations, and Work Sessions and Roundtables 

Monday and Tuesday August 9 & 10, 2021 

OOW Business Meeting Tuesday, August 10, 2:30 to 3:00pm EDT


Elizabeth Popp Berman, University of Michigan-Ann Arbor 
Sharla N. Alegria, University of Toronto 
Nicole Genevieve Denier, University of Alberta 
Jiwook Jung, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign 
Victor E. Ray, University of Iowa 
Argun Saatcioglu, University of Kansas 
Angelina Grigoryeva, University of Toronto 

Program in Brief


Organizational and Occupational Community, Culture, and Change 
Mon, August 9, 11:00am to 12:25pm EDT  

Precarity and Downward Mobility 
Mon, August 9, 12:45 to 2:10pm EDT  

Pay and Promotion, Determining Rewards, and Factors Shaping Career Outcomes
Mon, August 9, 4:15 to 5:40pm EDT  

Broadening the Conversation about Racism in Organizations, Occupations, and Work Section I
Tue, August 10, 11:00am to 12:25pm EDT 

Broadening the Conversation about Racism in Organizations, Occupations, and Work Section II
Tue, August 10, 12:45 to 2:10pm EDT 


Tue, August 10, 3:00 to 3:55pm EDT 

Table 1. Work during the COVID-19 Pandemic and Crises Times 
Table 2. Gender and Work – 1 
Table 3. Gender and Work – 2 
Table 4. Race, Ethnicity, and Work 
Table 5. Well-Being in the Workplace 
Table 6. Inequality and Work 
Table 7. White-Collar and Nonstandard work 
Table 8. Organizational Success and Employment Relations


Program in Detail

OOW Sessions 

Organizational and Occupational Community, Culture, and Change 
Mon, August 9, 11:00am to 12:25pm EDT  

Presider: Jiwook Jung, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign 

Can We Change the Overwork Culture? Workplace Policies and the Ideal Worker Norm – Youngjoo Cha,  Indiana University-Bloomington; Kristin Kelley, Indiana University-Bloomington; Elizabeth Hirsh,  University of British Columbia 

Civic (Dis)embeddedness: Professionalism Shapes the Social and Systemic Integration of Urban Civil  Society Organizations – Christof Brandtner, University of Chicago; Krystal Laryea, Stanford University

From ‘State of Exception’ to ‘New Normal’: Crisis and Change in Organizations – Alexandra E. Brewer,  Wake Forest University 

Institutional Persistence, Change, and Agency: The Case of Air Traffic Control – Diane Vaughan, Columbia  University

Ties That Bind or Ties That Free? Core-Periphery Collaboration and Identity Shifting in US Hollywood  Films – Demetrius Lewis, Emory University; Ruo Jia, Stanford GSB 

Precarity and Downward Mobility 
Mon, August 9, 12:45 to 2:10pm EDT  

Presider: Nicole Denier, University of Alberta 

Downward Mobility and Working Selves – Lindsey McKay Ibanez, Washburn University; Steven H. Lopez,  Ohio State University 

Low-skilled Occupations Face the Highest Re-skilling Pressure – Di Tong, Massachusetts Institute of  Technology; Lingfei Wu, University of Pittsburgh; James A. Evans, University of Chicago

Managing Algorithms: The Partial Automation of Middle Management and its Implications for Gig  Worker – Diana Enriquez, Princeton University; Janet Vertesi, Princeton University 

‘Tag Your Loves…Carrying a Heavy Load’: Multi-Level Marketing and Gendered Neoliberalization of  Interpersonal Relationships – Nicole Cochran, Temple University 

Unemployment Experts: Governing the Job Search in the New Economy – Patrick Sheehan, University of Texas  at Austin 

Pay and Promotion, Determining Rewards, and Factors Shaping Career Outcomes
Mon, August 9, 4:15 to 5:40pm EDT  

Presider: Ronit Dinovitzer, University of Toronto 

From the Job’s Worth to the Person’s Price: The Evolution of Pay-setting Practices since the 1950s – Laura Adler, Harvard University 

Still a Man’s World? How Workplace Hegemonic Masculinity Drives Lawyer’s Wages – Andreea  Mogosanu and Ronit Dinovitzer, University of Toronto 

Structural legacies and the motherhood penalty: How past societal contexts shape mothers’ employment  preferences and outcomes – Malte Reichelt, New York University; Matthias Collischon,  Institute for Employment Research; Andreas Eberl, University of Erlangen-Nuremberg

The Gendered Consequences of Flexible Work Policies – Vanessa Conzon, Massachusetts Institute of  Technology; Duanyi Yang, Cornell University; Dongwoo Park, Cornell University; Erin Kelly,  Massachusetts Institute of Technology 

The Road to Equity: How Do Workplace Policies Affect Gender and Class Differences in Promotions? Anne Kathrin Kronberg, University of North Carolina-Charlotte; Anna Gerlach, Goethe University 

Broadening the Conversation about Racism in Organizations, Occupations, and Work Section I
Tue, August 10, 11:00am to 12:25pm EDT  

Presider: Victor Ray, University of Iowa 

Getting in: The Racialized Legitimation Strategies of Black Tech Entrepreneurs in Silicon Valley and  Atlanta – Alicia Sheares, University of California, Berkeley 

In the Name of Love: Whiteness, Emotion Work, and Resource Distribution in Organizations – Sarah H. Diefendorf, Scholars Strategy Network; C.J. Pascoe, University of Oregon 

Mathematically Maintained Inequality: Racialized Organizations and Selective Organizational Change – Cassidy Puckett, Emory University; Brian Gravel, Tufts University 

“Their Accent Is Just Too Much”: Tracing the Sonic Color Line in Public Radio Production – Laura Garbes,  Brown University 

This Is Why I Leave: Race and Voluntary Turnover – Adina Sterling, Stanford University 

Broadening the Conversation about Racism in Organizations, Occupations, and Work Section II
Tue, August 10, 12:45 to 2:10pm EDT 

Presider: Elizabeth Popp Berman, University of Michigan 

“In a White Man’s Place”: White Responses to Non-White Occupational Mobility in three US Cities,  1890-1910 – Joseph Jewell, Texas A&M University-College Station

Interrogating Whiteness in Organizational Diversity Initiatives – Melissa Victoria Abad, Stanford  University; Ethel L. Mickey, University of Massachusetts Amherst 

Race-Conscious and Unconscious Holistic Admissions: Racialized Organizations Managing Selective  College Access- OiYan Poon, The Spencer Foundation 

Racialized Definition of Compliance with Organizational Policy: The Case of Community Policing – Jungmyung Kim, University of Wisconsin-Madison 

The Inclusion Tax: The Price of the Ticket in White Spaces – Tsedale Mekete Melaku, CUNY-Graduate  Center 

Inequality Across “Diverse” Workplaces 
Tue, August 10, 4:15 to 5:40pm EDT 

Presider: Sharla N. Alegria, University of Toronto 

Are Organizational Gender Diversity Management Practices Effective?- Sanjana Singh, Eva Jaspers, and  Tanja van der Lippe, Utrecht University 

Doing Diversity Like an Ideal High-Tech Worker: Avoiding and Making Compromises About Claims on  Diversity – Annika M. Wilcox, North Carolina State University 

Maverick Management: Uneven Accountability in Performances of Trust – Sarah Elizabeth Mosseri,  University of Virginia 

Two-Tiered Labor Market and the “Glass Moving Walkway:” Gender, Job Mobility, Segregation, and  Wages – Emma Williams-Baron, Stanford University 

Will it be #MeToo? Occupational Choices and the Specter of Sexual Harassment – Emma Tsurkov,  Stanford University 

OOW Roundtables 

Tue, August 10, 3:00 to 3:55pm EDT 

Table 1. Work during the COVID-19 Pandemic and Crises Times 

Categories and Crisis: Definitions of Essential in the COVID-19 Pandemic. – Joshua M. Hurwitz, Stanford  University 

Essential but Ill-Prepared: Mental Health Effects among Grocery Store Workers during COVID-19’s First Wave in Arizona. – Brian Mayer, University of Arizona; Mona Arora, University of Arizona; Sabrina Helm,  University of Arizona; Melissa Barnett, University of Arizona 

Meat Racism During SARS-CoV-2 Pandemic in 2020. – Moses Seenarine 

Priming and Resonance Institute Institution in Crisis Practice. – Yuanhao Liu, Nothwestern University; Xiao Tang,  Tsinghua University 

Teaching in the Time of COVID-19: Gender and Race Differences in Emotional Labor. – Catherine White  Berheide, Skidmore College; David A. Cotter, Union College; Megan Carpenter, Saint Lawrence  University 

Why Zoom Is Not Doomed Yet: Privacy and Security Crisis Response in the COVID-19 Pandemic. – Wenhong  Chen, University of Texas-Austin; Yuan Zou 

Work and Family Conflict for Parents in Professional Occupations During the COVID-19 Pandemic. – Angela  Clague, University of California, Los Angeles; Chaitra Hardison, RAND 

Table 2. Gender and Work – 1 

Access to Work-Family Resources in the Gender-Segregated Labor Market. – Kaitlin Johnson, Indiana University Cohort Differences in the Effect of Children and Domestic Labor on Women’s Labor Outcomes. – Angela Clague,  University of California, Los Angeles 

Constraints or Commitment? Insider Partners and the Mobility of Women Out of Low-Wages. – Michael A  Schultz, University of Texas-Austin 

Female Perceptions of Bias and Obstacles Toward Advancement in the Department of Defense. – Dianna Lynn  Black, University of Phoenix

From Organization Men to Career Men: Job Choice as Career Crafting. – Dominika Kinga Sarnecka, Harvard  University 

Table 3. Gender and Work – 2 

Gender and Success in Gaining Future “Gigs”: The Social Networks of Film Composers in Hollywood, 2000- 2009. – Ju Hyun Park, Emory University 

Gender Differences in Fairness Perceptions of Own Earnings in 26 European Countries. – Jule Adriaans, German  Institute for Economic Research; Matteo Targa, German Institute for Economic Research

Gendered Work Experiences in a Hyper-Masculine Organization: Differences Between Cohorts. – Chelli  Plummer, Providence College 

The Unequal Joy of Cooking: Sex Discrimination in Cook’s Wages. – Jessie Himmelstern, University of  Minnesota 

Within occupational gender-segregation: Dynamics of competition between sub-occupations shape and re-shape  job queues. – Livia Baer-Bositis, Stanford University 

Table 4. Race, Ethnicity, and Work 

Enduring Racism: The Persistence of Racial Inequality in American Law Firms. – Vitor Dias, Indiana University Bloomington 

Racialized Expertise and the Character of Organizations: The Case of University DEI Personnel. – Sandra  Portocarrero, Columbia University 

Racializing Institutional Boundaries: The Case of the CHAZ/CHOP. – Aliyah Turner, University of Washington;  Maxine Wright, University of Washington 

“So, You Are the Wise Latina They Hired”: Workplace Discrimination in the Legal Profession. – Fitore Hyseni,  Syracuse University; Fatma Altunkol Wise, Syracuse University 

“Trump Gave Them Wings”: Immployment, Legal Status, Citizenship, and Racism on La Esquina. – Nancy  Plankey-Videla, Texas A&M University-College Station; Cynthia Luz Cisneros Franco, Texas A&M  University 

Table 5. Well-Being in the Workplace 

Algorithmic Management, Nonstandard Schedules, and Gig Worker Wellbeing. – Katherine Hill, University of  Texas 

Avoiding, Resisting, Enduring: Responses to Workplace Violence in Professional Kitchens. – Ellen T. Meiser,  University of Hawaii at Manoa; Eli R. Wilson, University of New Mexico-Albuquerque

Sociability Between Coworkers and Social Fit at Work. – Thomas Lyttelton, Yale University

Student Culture and the Normalization of Deviance in an Allopathic Medical School. – Judson G. Everitt, Loyola  University-Chicago; James M Johnson, Loyola University Chicago; William H Burr, Loyola University  Chicago; Stephanie H Shanower, Loyola University Chicago 

The pain and possibility of departure: How experiences of meaningful work shape leader exit. – Krystal Laryea,  Stanford University; Elizabeth Trinh, University of Michigan 

Tradeoffs in the Spotlight: The impact of creative core residence on artists’ career satisfaction. – Adam Kaelin  Schoenbachler, Vanderbilt University 

Table 6. Inequality and Work 

Empathy as a Tool for Inclusion in Organizations. – Christianne Corbett, Stanford University Employment and Unemployment Among Refugees in the United States. – Mehr Mumtaz, Ohio State University;  Katherine Sobering, University of North Texas; Vincent J. Roscigno, Ohio State University

Inequality in medical education and implications for trainees’ career plans: an intersectional approach. – Alyssa  Browne, University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill 

Managing Power Dependence to Innovate Diversity Work: Tailor-Made versus Turnkey Institutional Practices. – Vic Marsh, University of Colorado Boulder 

Occupational Specialization as a Roadblock to Professionalization. – Lisa M. Lipscomb, The New School for  Social Research 

Who gets a back door to success?: Informal processes and the reproduction of inequality at work. – Britiny Cook,  Stanford University; Erin Macke, Stanford University; Shannon Gilmartin, Stanford University 

Table 7. White-Collar and Nonstandard work 

Getting a Job in the Arts. Merit, Mindset and Network in Precarious and Taste-Based Markets. – Anna Gromada,  Sciences Po 

Interprofessional collaboration and boundary-work Care support workers in residential homes for the elderly in  Germany – Isabelle Zinn, University of Lausanne 

Making Bad Jobs Worthwhile: How Educational Trajectories Shape Low-Status Workers’ Identity Work  Strategies. – Yingjian Liang, Indiana University 

Not Over ‘til it’s Over: Interorganizational Relationship Resilience in the Contingent Staffing Industry. – Laureen  K. O’Brien, Independent Researcher 

Telework in a Land of Overwork: It’s Not that Simple, Or Is It?. – Hiroshi Ono, Hitotsubashi University Business  School 

The White-Collar Opt-Out. – Mustafa Yavas, New York University-Abu Dhabi 

Table 8. Organizational Success and Employment Relations 

From Dictator to Educator: The Emergence of a New Management Style in Global Fine Dining. – Daphne  DemetryMcGill University; Gillian Gualtieri, Vanderbilt University 

Head in the Books, Heart on the Beat: Understanding College Students’ Motivations for Entering Policing. – Nidia Isabel Banuelos, University of Wisconsin-Madison; Jordan Waldron, University of Indianapolis;  Laura Zinkan, University of Indianapolis; Samantha Hupp, University of Indianapolis 

Latent Structure and Observed Structure of Employment Relations: A Network Approach. – Xingyun Wu, Johns  Hopkins University 

Lexicons into Categories: A Computational Approach to Category-Spanning Identity in Organizational Fields. – Zhuofan Li, University of Arizona 

Locating Decline and Growth of Civic Associations in Communities: The Case of the YMCA, 1950-2000. – David C Joseph-Goteiner, University of California, Berkeley 

Network Embeddedness and Team Collaboration in the GitHub Community. – Chao Liu, North Carolina State  University

Auditor Registration for the SASE Annual Conference

The Society for the Advancement of Socio-Economics (SASE) is pleased to announce auditor registration is now available for its 33rd annual conference

Dear colleagues,

The Society for the Advancement of Socio-Economics (SASE) is pleased to announce auditor registration is now available for its 33rd annual conference, “After Covid? Critical Conjunctures and Contingent Pathways of Contemporary Capitalism”, taking place online from 2-5 July 2021. The KHK/Centre for Global Cooperation Research, in collaboration with the IAQ and the DIFIS, is the official virtual organizer of this year’s conference.
Please find the preliminary program at https://sase.confex.com/sase/2021/meetingapp.cgi/Home/0

To register as a non-presenting auditor, visit https://sase.org/auditor-fees/

Please feel free to distribute widely. We hope that you will join us!

Call for Papers: 2020 Industry Studies Association Annual Conference

June 3 – 5, 2020 at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) in Boston, MA, USA

Submission Deadline: January 17, 2020

The Industry Studies Association (ISA) cordially invites submissions of individual paper abstracts and proposals of panels for the 2020 ISA Annual Conference to be held June 3 – 5, 2020 at the Samberg Conference Center on the Massachusetts Institute of Technology campus. Industry studies research is grounded in observations of firms and workplaces and in a deep understanding of the markets, institutions, and technologies that shape the competitive environment. It draws on a wide range of academic disciplines and fields including economics, history, sociology, and other social sciences, management, marketing, policy analysis, operations research, engineering, labor markets and employment relations, and other related research and policy areas.

The conference welcomes research from all disciplines that incorporates this approach. ISA is especially interested in organized panels and papers that are unique in their emphasis on observation and insight into a particular industry or that consider how knowledge gained in studying one industry can provide insights into other industries.

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Message from the Chair

By Michael Sauder

Dear OOW Members,

Greetings!  As I begin my term as section chair, I would like to give one last thank you to Emily Barman, the OOW Council—Nina Bandelj, Tim Bartley, Beth Popp Berman, Michael McQuarrie, Giacomo Negro (Secretary-Treasurer), David Pedulla, Melissa Wooten—and all of the people who worked on our section’s program for a very successful meeting in New York City. I want to give a special thank you to the Program Committee (Laura Doering, Ryan Finnigan, Adilia James, Tania Jenkins, Ken-Hou Lin, and Steven Vallas) and Roundtable organizers (Carla Ilten, Sarah Mosseri, and Jennifer Nelson) for their hard work. Finally, please join me in welcoming our two new council members, Sarah Thebaud and LaTonya Trotter, as well as Alexandra Kalev, OOW’s chair-elect.

OOW remains a vibrant and stimulating community of scholars, and I am excited to work to continue this tradition as we prepare for next year’s conference in San Francisco. Here are a few things to keep in mind as we move into the new academic year.

1) Be on the lookout for potential members of OOW. The larger our section, the more panels we have at ASA. While OOW remains one of the larger ASA sections, we have lost a few members in recent years because the annual Academy of Management meetings have been held at the same time as ASA’s meetings. One effective strategy (aside from proselytizing in the hallways) is to sponsor students who might be interested in the section. This is inexpensive — only $5 if they are already members of ASA — and a good way to promote future membership.

2) News and announcements for the section are published in two places: the OOW blog (https://oowsection.org) and our monthly newsletter. Let me take this opportunity to thank Annika Wilcox and Laura Adler for their excellent work on these outlets. If you have news or an announcement to share with the section, please send the item to me (michael-sauder@uiowa.edu) and/or Annika (amwilcox@ncsu.edu). I will also send out occasional updates and announcements on our section’s listserv, but—to limit the strain on everyone’s inboxes—most news will be posted on the blog and newsletter.

I look forward to working with everyone this year. Please do not hesitate to contact me if you have questions or concerns about the section.

Call for Abstracts: Entrepreneurship and Its Challenges to Sociology: Accounting for Failure, Achieving Success

Panel at the International Sociological Association’s Fourth Forum of Sociology
Porto Alegre, Brazil
14-18 July 2020
Deadline: 9/30

Call for Abstracts: Studies of entrepreneurs inform us of their challenges in launching, achieving success and even their revival from failure. Comparisons among Latin American countries find that entrepreneurs work the market, playing one lender off against another to obtain optimal loans with few encumbrances. Research in poorer communities (favelas) in Brazil indicates that while entrepreneurs receive support from government and NGOs such as foreign and religious organizations and political parties, alliances also occur with informal investors and non-law groups such as gangs. Yet, at the end of the day, if entrepreneurs are not successful, if they tumble, do they resurrect? Does entrepreneurial spirit endure? A recent study finds that it does. Via the Internet, a researcher learned how entrepreneurs accounted for their failure and what they did to restore their initiative. Information technology, by sourcing the internet, offers new methods to study entrepreneurship and to what extent it contributes to the wealth and welfare of nations.

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Call for Abstracts: ISA Forum of Sociology 2020

We are delighted to invite you to submit your abstracts to the forthcoming sessions on organizational sociology at the 4th ISA Forum of Sociology 2020 in Porto Alegre, Brazil. The ISA Forum of Sociology of the International Sociological Association offers a unique forum to discuss current developments with a global scholarship.

The Research Committee on Sociology of Organization (RC17) will host a variety of sessions on the following 13 topics:

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Memorial for Art Stinchcombe (1933-2018)

The Northwestern University Department of Sociology invites the colleagues, students, and friends of Art Stinchcombe, and all those influenced by his work—as well as the colleagues, students, and friends of his wife, Carol Heimer—to join us as we remember Art and pay tribute to the accomplishments of one of the leading sociologists of his day. (Art’s obituary appeared in ASA Foonotes, Volume 46, no. 4, http://www.asanet.org/sites/default/files/attach/footnotes/footnotes_sept-oct-18_0.pdf.)
Saturday, August 10, 7:30 pm, in the Gramercy Room at the Sheraton-New York.

Globalizing Organization Theory: Conference and Paper Development Workshop

Hosted by Administrative Science Quarterly and the Sonoco International Business Department at the Univ. of South Carolina Darla Moore School of Business (DMSB)

January 8-11, 2020

Columbia, South Carolina

Organization theory developed its key theoretical tenets through scholarship on organizations in North America and other Western, developed contexts. As a result, organization theory is rooted in a relatively small subset of the world’s many possible organizational forms and institutional environments. Nonetheless, a growing number of organizational scholars are responding to social and economic globalization with increased interest in organizations outside these traditional contexts, particularly in developing countries. This international expansion of organizational scholarship represents an overdue and valuable opportunity for expanding organization theory, both by leveraging the strengths of organization theory to provide a new perspective on organizations in non-traditional settings and by using findings from new contexts to highlight previously underexplored organizational processes in traditional contexts.

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